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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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Blasts rock Ukraine's Mykolaiv after Russian missiles kill 21 near Odesa

Blasts rock Ukraine’s Mykolaiv after Russian missiles kill 21 near Odesa

‘Stay in shelters!’ Mykolaiv mayor warns residents 21 killed when missiles hit southern coast near Odesa on Friday Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says sites deliberately targeted by Russia Moscow denies targeting civilians SERHIIVKA, Ukraine, July 2 (Reuters) – Powerful explosions rocked the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv early on Saturday, the mayor said, a day after authorities said …

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Exclusive: Europe ready for Baltics emergency switch-off from Russian grid

Exclusive: Europe ready for Baltics emergency switch-off from Russian grid

A full moon is seen rising through electric poles near Virbalis, Lithuania February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS/WARSAW, June 30 (Reuters) – European grid operators are ready to immediately implement a long-term plan to bring the Baltic states, which rely on the Russian grid, into the …

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How an 'inflammatory' Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

Two sons of Kanhaiyalal Teli, a Hindu tailor, who was killed by two suspected Muslims after they videoed themselves slaying him, carry a portrait of their father after a prayer meeting in Udaipur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UDAIPUR, …

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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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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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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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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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