HIGH­LIGHTS

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UK

LON­DON — Queen El­iz­a­beth has ap­pointed Prince Harry as a youth am­bas­sador for the Com­mon­wealth, a role that will see him en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to use the net­work of mostly for­mer Bri­tish colonies to ad­dress their chal­lenges.

MONTENEGRO

PODGORICA — Po­lit­i­cal heavy­weight Milo Djukanovic, bid­ding to take Montenegro into the Euro­pean Union, swept back into power in Sun­day’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion af­ter a two-year ab­sence.

NIGE­RIA

ABUJA — Mil­i­tary top brass from across Africa yes­ter­day kicked off a con­fer­ence co-hosted by the United States aimed at boost­ing co-oper­a­tion be­tween coun­tries fight­ing ex­trem­ist groups.

SLO­VAKIA

BRATISLAVA — Slo­vak new In­te­rior Min­is­ter To­mas Drucker re­signed yes­ter­day af­ter re­sist­ing pub­lic de­mand to sack the chief of po­lice fol­low­ing an in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist’s mur­der.

CANADA

OT­TAWA — Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau on Sun­day moved to end an es­ca­lat­ing cri­sis over a Kinder Mor­gan Canada Ltd oil pipe­line, say­ing Ot­tawa was pre­pared to of­fer fi­nan­cial aid to en­sure the project went ahead.

US

WASH­ING­TON — Jon Lerner, a new na­tional se­cu­rity aide to US Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence, stepped down on Sun­day, only two days af­ter be­ing of­fi­cially named to the job.

IS­RAEL

JERUSALEM — Is­rael on Sun­day freed 207 African mi­grants from prison fol­low­ing a supreme court rul­ing af­ter Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu con­tro­ver­sially re­versed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the de­tainees’ fate. — Agen­cies

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