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Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says that if he becomes Prime Minister, he will refuse to pay the country's divorce bill to leave the European Union. Mr. Johnson, who's the favorite to win the governing Conservative Party's leadership election, said the money roughly $50 billion would be withheld unless the EU improve the terms for Brexit.

Albania's president has canceled local elections due at the end of the month following the latest street protest by opposition supporters. After police had fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in the capital Tirana, Ilir Meta said the current situation was critical and that free and fair elections could not be held.

The interim president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected to be confirmed as the country's leader today, when voters elect a successor to the man who ran the central Asian republic for nearly three decades, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Mr. Tokayev is one of seven candidates in the presidential election, but as Nazarbayev's choice, he is almost certain to win.

Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said that work visas and humanitarian aid will begin to be given to central American migrants in the country who were seeking asylum in the US under a deal reached in Washington. The president made the remarks in a speech to supporters in the border city of Tijuana.

Nicaragua's Congress has approved a law granting amnesty to anti-government demonstrators and police involved in clashes over the past year. The law was passed by deputies loyal to president Daniel Ortega who control Congress.

A court in Russia has charged the respected investigative journalist Ivan Golunov with drug dealing and put him under house arrest. Mr. Golunov's lawyer said the charges were fabricated and intended to silence his client who's written about corrupt practices in Moscow.

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