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NATO Struggles to Choose New Leader as Allies Crave Stability Amid Ukraine War

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Jun,2023
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NATO is attempting to choose a new leader, as the term of the current secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, is due to end later this year. However, some member countries want Stoltenberg to stay on, to give the Western alliance stability amid…

У ЄС вирішили продовжити економічні санкції проти Росії

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Jun,2023
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Йдеться про обмежувальні заходи щодо окремих секторів економіки РФ, вперше запроваджені у 2014 році у відповідь на дії Росії, що дестабілізують ситуацію в Україні …

Lavrov: Iran To Join Shanghai Alliance With China, Russia Next Week

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Jun,2023
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Iran will be formally approved as a member of the regional Shanghai Cooperation Organization with China, Russia and Central Asian countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. “At the meeting of heads of state on July 4, the full…

600 Arrested, 200 Police Officers Hurt in French Protests

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Jun,2023
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NANTERRE, France — Protesters erected barricades, lit fires and shot fireworks at police who responded with tear gas and water cannons in French streets overnight as tensions grew over the deadly police shooting of a 17-year-old that has shocked the…

EU Leaders Resume Migration Talks

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Jun,2023
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BRUSSELS — European Union leaders opened a second day of migration talks Friday as Poland and Hungary continued to block progress after they were outvoted earlier this month on a plan to share refugees arriving in Europe among the 27…

Blinken: Hard Work Still Ahead for Armenia, Azerbaijan Peace Talks

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Jun,2023
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken brought the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan together for several days of peace talks in Washington, as residents of the ethnic Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan say they have been cut off from food, medicine…

Putin ‘Somewhat Weakened’ by Mutiny, Trump Says

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Jun,2023
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WASHINGTON – Former U.S. President Donald Trump, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Thursday that Putin has been “somewhat weakened” by an aborted mutiny and that now is the time for the United States to try to…

Chinese, Russian Firms to Build Lithium Plants in Bolivia

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Jun,2023
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LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – Chinese and Russian companies will invest more than $1.4 billion in the extraction of lithium in Bolivia, one of the countries with the largest reserves of the mineral used in electric car batteries, the government in La…

Moscow Sentences Critical Publisher to 8 Years in Prison in Absentia over Military Criticism

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Jun,2023
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A Moscow court on Thursday sentenced a Russian media publisher to eight years in prison in absentia for criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ilya Krasilshchik, who left Russia after the invasion and now lives in Berlin, is a former publisher…

Stockholm Quran Burning Angers Turkey, Hurting Sweden’s NATO Chances

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Jun,2023
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Turkey has condemned Wednesday’s public burning of a Quran in Stockholm and analysts say the incident will likely give Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even more reason to veto Sweden’s bid to join NATO. Erdogan has already threatened to block…

МВФ затвердив надання Україні 890 мільйонів доларів

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Jun,2023
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Meta Oversight Board Urges Cambodia Prime Minister’s Suspension from Facebook

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Jun,2023
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Meta Platforms’ Oversight Board on Thursday called for the suspension of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for six months, saying a video posted on his Facebook page had violated Meta’s rules against violent threats. The board, which is funded by…

Kremlin Defers Comment on Russian General Surovikin 

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Jun,2023
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The Kremlin said Thursday it could not provide information about Russian General Sergei Surovikin, who has not been seen in public since Saturday, when Wagner mercenary group head Yevgeny Prigozhin led a mutiny attempt against the Russian military. Kremlin spokesman…

Despite Uncertainty, Syrian Refugees in Turkey Remain Hopeful

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Jun,2023
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More than three million Syrians have made Turkey home since the start of their country’s conflict in 2011. Despite the challenges of life in Turkey, many have remained active, trying to help other Syrian refugees. VOA’s Eyyup Demir has the…

«Приватбанк» заявив про «рішучу крапку» в справі про націоналізацію

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Jun,2023
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Касаційний суд «залишив в силі ухвалу суду першої інстанції, якою провадження у справі було закрите» …

 Latest in Ukraine: Death Toll in Kramatorsk Attack Rises to 12

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Jun,2023
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Latest developments:   European Union leaders to discuss security assistance for Ukraine at summit.  U.S. State Department approves sale of up to $15 billion in Patriot missile defense systems for Poland.    Crews in Ukraine found a body Thursday in the…

UK Court Rules Plan to Relocate Asylum Seekers to Rwanda Is Unlawful

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Jun,2023
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LONDON – Britain’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful, London’s Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday, in a major setback for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who has pledged to stop migrants arriving across the Channel in small…

Wagner Move Rattles Baltic Nerves, Broadens NATO Summit Agenda Beyond Ukraine

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Jun,2023
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WASHINGTON – The fallout from Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s aborted mutiny and exile to Belarus is set to broaden the agenda beyond Ukraine in talks at the upcoming annual NATO summit in July 11–12. The meeting will take place in…

‘Godfather of AI’ Urges Governments to Stop Machine Takeover

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Jun,2023
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Geoffrey Hinton, one of the so-called godfathers of artificial intelligence, on Wednesday urged governments to step in and make sure that machines do not take control of society. Hinton made headlines in May when he announced he had quit Google…

Unrest Erupts in France Again in Response to Police Shooting of Teen

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Jun,2023
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PARIS – Protesters shot fireworks at police and set cars ablaze in the working-class Paris suburb of Nanterre on Wednesday, in a second night of unrest following the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy during a traffic stop there.  The…