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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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Russian envoy to Bulgaria to ask Moscow to shut embassy after mass expulsions

Russian envoy to Bulgaria to ask Moscow to shut embassy after mass expulsions

Russian ambassador to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova attends celebrations of Victory Day, in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday she would ask Moscow to close its embassy in the Balkan country after her appeal …

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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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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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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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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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