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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan President
Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan President

On July 21, Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the ninth President of Sri Lanka at a ceremony in the country's Parliament in Colombo.

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North Macedonia parliament votes for deal with Bulgaria, clearing way for EU membership talks
North Macedonia parliament votes for deal with Bulgaria, clearing way for EU membership talks

On July 16, North Macedonia's parliament accepted a French-brokered deal removing Bulgaria's opposition to the country joining the European Union in exchange for North Macedonian concessions.

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Shell chief executive warns Europe may have to ration energy
Shell chief executive warns Europe may have to ration energy

Speaking at the Aurora Spring Conference on July 14, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden warned Europe may need to ration energy supplies in response to declining natural gas supplies from Russia.

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First deep space images from James Webb Space Telescope released
First deep space images from James Webb Space Telescope released

On July 11, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and US President Joe Biden presented the first image obtained by the Near-Infrared Camera, an instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope.

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High potential for wildfires across Texas for several days
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High potential for wildfires across Texas for several days

Officials warned July 12 that high heat and dry conditions raise the potential for excessive wildfires across much of Texas.

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