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Latvia's leader warns US and European leaders against "war weariness" as Russia's assault on Ukraine drags on

Latvia’s leader warns US and European leaders against “war weariness” as Russia’s assault on Ukraine drags on

Latvian Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins holds a meeting with his Spanish counterpart at La Moncloa in Madrid, on June 13, 2022. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images Washington— Latvia’s Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins has warned European and US leaders not to succumb to “war weariness” as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds on, helping to drive …

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Snake Island: Russian forces have drawn from the territory, both sides confirm

Snake Island: Russian forces have drawn from the territory, both sides confirm

CNN — Russian troops have left Snake Island in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Armed Forces said Thursday, after they carried out what they said was a “successful” operation. The small but strategic territory was the scene of one of the opening salvos of the war in Ukraine, with demands from a Russian warship calling …

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Biden speaks ahead of leaving highly consequential NATO summit

Biden speaks ahead of leaving highly consequential NATO summit

CNN — President Joe Biden and his fellow NATO leaders depart a highly consequential summit on Thursday that rendered the defense alliance larger, more muscular and more focused. In a news conference held before his departure, Biden touted the historic nature of the summit, which saw formal invitations extended to Sweden and Finland and promises …

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Putin condemns NATO's 'imperial ambitions', warns Finland, Sweden |  News

Putin condemns NATO’s ‘imperial ambitions’, warns Finland, Sweden | News

Helsinki and Stockholm joining NATO marks one of the the biggest shifts in European security in decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned NATO’s “imperial ambitions”, accusing the military alliance of seeking to assert its “supremacy” through the Ukraine conflict. The Russian leader also said on Wednesday that he would respond in kind if NATO …

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Videos debunk Russia's lies about missile strike on Ukraine mall

Videos debunk Russia’s lies about missile strike on Ukraine mall

Kyiv — Video has emerged that appears to refute Russian propaganda suggesting that a missile strike on a shopping mall in Ukraine never happened. At least 18 people died and about 60 were wounded in the Monday strike, according to Ukrainian officials, but Russia claims it only hit a legitimate military target near the mall. …

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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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NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia's war in Ukraine

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

A naval exercise led by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces, in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2022. Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine is almost certain to eclipse other security concerns at NATO’s Madrid summit this weekend. Jonathan Nackstrand | dpa | Getty Images The super-polluting military …

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Russia Brags About Airstrike That Killed 20 at Ukrainian Shopping Mall

Russia Brags About Airstrike That Killed 20 at Ukrainian Shopping Mall

As the death toll in Russia’s airstrike on a Ukrainian shopping center full of civilians climbed to 20 on Tuesday, Russian defense officials took full responsibility for the attack—and then bragged about it as a successful military operation. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for Russia’s defense ministry, described the attack on the central Ukrainian city of …

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