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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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Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’ Donbas situation more precarious for Ukraine Russian missile hit apartment building in port of Odesa KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck a nine-story apartment building and a resort facility near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 17 people …

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North Korea blames 'alien things' near border with South for COVID outbreak

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ near border with South for COVID outbreak

People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) – North Korea claimed on Friday that the country’s first COVID-19 …

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Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will wear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s …

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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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Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow

Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow

“I will get it done,” Marcos says Marcos praises father’s controversial rule Promises economic reforms, to heal divisions MANILA, June 30 (Reuters) – The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia’s most famous political dynasties, 36 …

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Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

NATO brands Russia most ‘significant and direct threat’ Ukraine lauds ‘difficult but essential decisions’ by NATO Putin: Russia will respond to NATO moves in Finland, Sweden Russian missile attacks intensify across Ukraine MADRID/KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after NATO branded Moscow the biggest “direct …

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Cooperation by US and allies a step toward 'Asian NATO,' N.Korea media says

Cooperation by US and allies a step toward ‘Asian NATO,’ N.Korea media says

Members of South Korea and US Special forces take part in a joint military exercise conducted by South Korean and US special forces troops at Gunsan Air Force base in Gunsan, South Korea, November 12, 2019. Photo taken November 12, 2019. Capt. David J. Murphy/US Air Force/DVIDS/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access …

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Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

A US Air Force F-16 fighter taking part in the US-led Saber Strike exercise flies over Estonia June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration threw its support on Wednesday behind the potential sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, …

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EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

EU countries reach deals on package of green policies Countries agree to support 2035 fossil fuel car ban Compromise on fund to shield citizens from CO2 costs EU countries and Parliament will now negotiate final laws LUXEMBOURG, June 29 (Reuters) – EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change on Wednesday, backing …

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