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  • The Supreme Court of Samoa clears the way for Naomi Mata'afa to form a new government and thereby, becoming the first female Prime Minister of Samoa, ending a political deadlock. Mata'afa government would end a long tenure by current Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, who has held power since September 1998. (Reuters)

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  • Two people are killed and at least 100 others are injured when a tiered seating structure collapses at a partly-built synagogue in Giv'at Ze'ev, in the West Bank. (BBC)

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  • Amazon wins a legal dispute against a European Union order to pay back taxes of 250 million ($303 million). The setback renewed calls from EU lawmakers for a global corporate tax deal and for several to voice their support for the Biden administration's proposed 21% minimum tax rate on multinationals. (Reuters)
  • Tesla announces they will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment. (AP)

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