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FRANCE A Paris court has found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to a year in prison. He can ask to serve that time at home. He was convicted of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case.

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PAKISTAN A Lahore court has granted bail to a Christian man convicted in 2018 while still a teenager of insulting Islam by posting a picture of Islam’s holiest site on Facebbok. Nabeel Masih was the youngest blasphemy convict in Pakistan when the court sentenced him to 10 years in prison. Blasphemy has been a contentious issue in Pakistan.

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SWEDEN Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. The Swedish automaker said that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines—including hybrids. Volvo’s announcement follows General Motors’ pledge earlier this year to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035.

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