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Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will call on G20 nations this week to put pressure on Russia to support UN efforts to reopen sea lanes blocked by the Ukraine conflict and repeat warnings to China not to support Moscow’s war effort . Blinken heads to Asia on Wednesday for …

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EXCLUSIVE Chances for Iran nuclear deal worse after Doha talks -US official

EXCLUSIVE Chances for Iran nuclear deal worse after Doha talks -US official

Iran and US flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are worse after indirect US-Iranian talks in Doha that ended without progress, a …

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US basketball star Griner goes on trial in Russia on drug charges

US basketball star Griner goes on trial in Russia on drug charges

WNBA star Griner detained in Russia since February Kremlin says case is not politically motivated Athlete says she is finding detention hard This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine KHIMKI, Russia, July 1 (Reuters) – US basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial in a …

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Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

Rise of Arab-Israel axis spurs Iran to redouble nuclear talks push

Chance of reviving Iran nuclear deal appears remote Failure of talks could spark fresh regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel, Gulf states share concerns about Tehran’s atomic work Differences remain over insurance, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle …

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Mexico president doubles down on Hitler comparison with Jewish analyst after protest

Mexico president doubles down on Hitler comparison with Jewish analyst after protest

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, June 30 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he was right to compare a …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a US Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings. Jackson, 51, joins the liberal …

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Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

53 migrants died in US border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and US official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a Texas smuggling attempt was allegedly …

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'Lessons learned', but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace says lessons have been learned following a review into bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, although it declined to give any details about the report’s conclusions. The HR review was announced by the palace last March after the Times newspaper reported allegations …

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Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's strategic Snake Island

Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s strategic Snake Island

A satellite image shows an overview of Snake Island, Ukraine, June 21, 2022. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia’s defense ministry and Ukraine’s president’s office said on …

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