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Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Turkey wins security pledges from Finland, Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You will not win,’ Spain’s Sanchez tells Putin in speech NATO summit to agree more reinforcements for Baltics NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and Finland on Wednesday looked set …

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India: Brutal killing caught on camera stokes religious tensions

India: Brutal killing caught on camera stokes religious tensions

New Delhi CNN — Religious tensions are flaring in India following the alleged killing of a Hindu man by two Muslim assailants as authorities attempt to stop video of the brutal attack from circulating online. Officials in the western city of Udaipur, Rajasthan state, announced a curfew and blocked internet access after videos of the …

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Tokyo heat wave adds to sweltering temperatures in Northern Hemisphere

Tokyo heat wave adds to sweltering temperatures in Northern Hemisphere

Millions of people in Japan are sweltering under oppressively high temperatures in the latest early-season heat wave to strike in the month of June. Every continent in the Northern Hemisphere saw heat records in the last 30 days — a worrying trend given that the typical hottest months of the summer are still to come …

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More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syrian conflict: UN report |  News

More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syrian conflict: UN report | News

The report based on eight sources says some 306,887 civilians were killed in Syria between March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2021 due to the conflict. In the first 10 years of Syria’s conflict more than 300,000 civilians were killed, the United Nations has said, while on the same day another report by the world …

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Ukraine's president: Russia has become 'a terrorist' state

Ukraine’s president: Russia has become ‘a terrorist’ state

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia on Tuesday of becoming “a terrorist” state carrying out “daily terrorist acts” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations. In a virtual address to the UN Security Council, Zelenskyy urged the UN to establish an international tribunal to investigate “the actions of Russian occupiers …

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'Metro Law' in the balance as opposition seeks leverage over election schedule

‘Metro Law’ in the balance as opposition seeks leverage over election schedule

Opposition lawmakers led by the Likud party appear to have seized on plans for an Israeli metro system — the country’s most ambitious public transportation project — as a bargaining chip in the ongoing disagreement with the coalition over the upcoming election schedule. Israel is likely headed for another round of national elections, its fifth …

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Ukraine pushes Russians back near Kherson in major counter-offensive

Ukraine pushes Russians back near Kherson in major counter-offensive

Placeholder while article actions load NATALYNE, Ukraine — At a school where Russian forces had set up a base in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, three of their armored personnel cars remained on the property — for now. They were damaged when Ukraine’s military recently forced the occupying soldiers back from this area. Over the weekend, …

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Europe's plans to replace Russian gas are deemed 'wildly optimistic' — and could hammer its economy

Europe’s plans to replace Russian gas are deemed ‘wildly optimistic’ — and could hammer its economy

A drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The European Union’s best shot at replacing Russian gas imports this year is likely to miss the mark, analysts predict, exerting further pressure on the region’s economy. The EU plans to replace two-thirds of Russian gas imports by the end …

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US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia's military

US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to …

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