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New Caledonia Voters Reject Independence

The Pacific islands of New Caledonia have voted to remain part of France in an independence referendum. Voters answered the question, "Do you want New Caledonia to gain full sovereignty and become independent?" Nearly 57 percent of the islands' 174,000 voters decided to remain part of France, which claimed the archipelago in the mid-19th century. French President Emmanuel Macron said the vote was "a sign of confidence in the French republic, in its future and its...

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