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Pope Declares 10 New Saints, Including Dutch Priest Killed By Nazis   

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May,2022
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Pope Francis on Sunday declared 10 people saints of the Roman Catholic Church, including an anti-Nazi Dutch priest murdered in the Dachau concentration camp and a French hermit monk assassinated in Algeria.    The 85-year-old pope, who has been using a…

Eurovision Win in Hand, Ukraine Band Releases New War Video

15
May,2022
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Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video Sunday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine and women in combat gear, as the annual song contest took on ever more…

Radio Station Elevates Voices of Hungary’s Roma Minority

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May,2022
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Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary’s Roma community are using the airwaves to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of the country’s largest minority group. Radio Dikh — a Romani word that means “to see” — has broadcast since…

Finland Formally Announces NATO Membership Bid

15
May,2022
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Finland formally announced Sunday that it intends to apply for membership into the Western NATO military alliance, ignoring Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning that the move would “negatively affect” peaceful relations between the neighboring countries. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime…

Весь світ чекає на українське зерно, експорт якого блокує російська агресія – голова МЗС

15
May,2022
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Без українського аграрного експорту ціни на їжу в світі зростатимуть, а в деяких країнах може настати голод, застерігає Кулеба …

NATO Talks for Finland, Sweden on ‘Good Track’

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May,2022
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Talks to overcome Turkey’s misgivings about the expected NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden were on a “good track,” Croatia said Sunday, as several members of the alliance eye swift accession for the Nordic states. “I think the discussion…

Large Convoy From Mariupol Reaches Safety

15
May,2022
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A large convoy of cars and vans carrying refugees from the ruins of Mariupol arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday after waiting days for Russian troops to allow them to leave. Mariupol, now mostly Russian-controlled, has been…

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Song Contest

15
May,2022
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Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of support for the war-ravaged nation. The six-man band that mixes traditional folk melodies and contemporary hip hop in a purposeful…

Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 15

15
May,2022
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For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flashpoint Ukraine. The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 12:02 a.m.: CNN reports that the Indian Embassy will return to Kyiv on Thursday. It had…

G7 to Continue Economic Pressure on Russia, Tackle ‘Wheat War’

14
May,2022
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Group of Seven foreign ministers vowed on Saturday to reinforce Russia’s economic and political isolation, continue supplying weapons to Ukraine and tackle what Germany’s foreign minister described as a “wheat war” being waged by Moscow. After meeting at a 400-year-old…

Putin Warns Finland Joining NATO Would Be ‘Mistake’

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May,2022
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Finnish counterpart that it would be a “mistake” for Finland to join NATO, according to statement from the Kremlin. The two leaders spoke by phone on Saturday as U.S. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell…

Georgia’s Breakaway South Ossetia Sets Vote to Join Russia

14
May,2022
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The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia announced Friday that a referendum on joining Russia would be held in July. Russia has exercised effective control over the region since fighting a brief war with Georgia in 2008….

Zelenskyy: Length of War with Russia Depends on Countries of the Free World

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May,2022
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“No one today can predict how long this war will last,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his daily address Friday about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “But we are doing everything we can to liberate our land quickly. This…

Blinken Heads to Germany and France as Finland Moves to Join NATO

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May,2022
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to Germany and France on Saturday for NATO and trade meetings, as Finland says it wants to join NATO in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia has warned it will respond…

NATO Expansion in Focus as Blinken Travels to Europe for Talks on Russia-Ukraine War

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May,2022
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The possible expansion of NATO will be a focus of talks Saturday, as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Berlin for an informal NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin have expressed…

Russia Takes Losses in Failed River Crossing, Officials Say 

14
May,2022
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Russian forces suffered heavy losses in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a pontoon bridge they were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow’s struggle to salvage a…

Уряд: в Україні є бензин на 5 днів – щоб позбутися черг, запасів має вистачати на 15

14
May,2022
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Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Opposes NATO Membership for Sweden, Finland

13
May,2022
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Veto-wielding NATO member Turkey is voicing opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling reporters Friday he does not positively view the countries’ membership bid. Analysts warn the Turkish leader’s stance will likely…

У Хорватії євро стане офіційною валютою від початку наступного року

13
May,2022
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Відтак більшість опозиційних представників погодилися з правлячою коаліцією щодо поглиблення процесу євроінтеграції …

US, China Vie for Africa Mobile Phone Sector

13
May,2022
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Africa, in recent years, has become the new frontier where China and the United States, the world’s two biggest economic superpowers, are competing for influence in a key industry: telecommunications. This week, Ethiopia celebrated the launch of a 5G network…