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Pavel Leads Ahead of Czech Vote; Opponent Plays on War Fears 

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Jan,2023
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Retired general and former NATO official Petr Pavel led billionaire ex-prime minister Andrej Babis by a nearly 18-point margin ahead of a Czech presidential election run-off vote, according to the final Ipsos agency poll published on Monday. Czech presidents do…

Erdogan: Turkey Elections to Be Held May 14

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Jan,2023
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Turkey’s president has announced May 14 as the date for the country’s next parliamentary and presidential elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who plans to seek reelection, made the announcement during a Saturday youth conference in northwestern Bursa province. A video…

Germany Says It Won’t Object if Poland Delivers Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine

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Jan,2023
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Germany’s foreign minister said Sunday that Berlin wouldn’t object if Poland decides to send German-made tanks to Ukraine to aid it in its fight against Russian invaders. Annalena Baerbock told French TV channel LCI that, while Poland has not requested…

Greek Police Search Ryanair Passenger Plane Over Bomb Threat 

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Jan,2023
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Police on Sunday were searching a Ryanair RYA.I passenger plane that landed at Athens International Airport for any suspicious items after receiving an alert for a bomb threat, police officials said. The pilot of the Boeing 737 aircraft, with about…

France, Germany Renew Alliance Strained Amid War in Ukraine 

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Jan,2023
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France and Germany are seeking to overcome differences laid bare by Russia’s war in Ukraine while celebrating their decadeslong friendship with a day of ceremonies and talks Sunday on Europe’s security, energy and other challenges. Germany’s entire Cabinet is in…

Swedish Prime Minister Condemns Quran Burning

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Jan,2023
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Sweden’s prime minister has condemned as “deeply disrespectful” the weekend burning of a Quran in Stockholm, which has raised tensions with Turkey as the Nordic country courts Ankara over its NATO bid. Far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a…

UK: Russia Will ‘Likely Struggle’ to Staff, Equip Planned Force Expansion

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Jan,2023
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The British Defense Ministry said Sunday that Russia “highly likely assesses that an enhanced conventional military threat will endure for many years beyond the current Ukraine war.” In the intelligence update posted on Twitter Sunday, the ministry said, Russia would…

Із порту Чорноморська вийшло судно з пшеницею для Ефіопії

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Jan,2023
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У Мінінфраструктури зазначили, що це вже четверте судно, що вийшло з порту Чорноморськ в рамках програми Grain From Ukraine …

India Blocks ‘Hostile’ BBC Documentary on PM Modi

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Jan,2023
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India’s government said it has blocked videos and tweets sharing links to a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during deadly 2002 sectarian riots, calling it “hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage.” The British broadcaster’s program alleges that the…

Are Women More Empathetic Than Men?

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Jan,2023
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“I’ve always been able to understand how people feel and to see their perspective,” said Luisa Piette, who lives in Cool, California. “I feel their pain, whether it’s people going through a difficult divorce or an acquaintance who couldn’t pay…

Inspections of Ukrainian Grain Ships Halved Since October

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Jan,2023
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Inspections of ships carrying Ukrainian grain and other food exports have slowed to half their peak rate under a wartime agreement brokered by the United Nations, creating backlogs in vessels meant to carry supplies to developing nations where people are…

Ex-SEAL Dies in Ukraine; 6th Known American Killed in War

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Jan,2023
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A former U.S. Navy SEAL who went AWOL in 2019 was killed this week in Ukraine, American officials said Friday. They said he was not fighting in an official capacity. Daniel W. Swift, who was a 1st class petty officer,…

Russia’s RT France to Close After Accounts Frozen

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Jan,2023
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RT France, the French arm of the Russian state broadcaster, will shut down after its French bank accounts were frozen over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, the channel’s director said Saturday.   “After five years of harassment, the authorities in power…

Thousands Join Rightist Rally Against Spanish Government

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Jan,2023
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Thousands of people packed into central Madrid Saturday to protest the Socialist government and accuse it of undermining the constitution, in a rally backed by rightist parties. Protesters massed in the Plaza de Cibeles in front of City Hall, waved…

EU Borders Facing ‘Unprecedented Challenges’ Amid Fears Russia Will Weaponize Migration 

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Jan,2023
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The European Union says it faced “unprecedented challenges” at its borders last year, with a sharp rise in asylum-seekers arriving on Europe’s southern shores and millions of Ukrainians fleeing to Europe to escape Russia’s invasion. As Henry Ridgwell reports, there…

UN Rights Chief Launches $452 Million Appeal to Protect, Defend Human Rights

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Jan,2023
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The U.N.’s top human rights official, Volker Türk, appealed Friday for $452 million to fund the critical work of the high commissioner’s office in protecting and defending human rights throughout the world this year.  The high commissioner’s office is the…

AI Tools Can Create New Images, But Who Is the Real Artist?

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Jan,2023
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Countless artists have taken inspiration from “The Starry Night” since Vincent Van Gogh painted the swirling scene in 1889. Now artificial intelligence systems are doing the same, training themselves on a vast collection of digitized artworks to produce new images…

Ukraine Defense Minister: Troops Will Train on German Tanks in Poland

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Jan,2023
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov says Ukrainian forces will train to use Leopard 2 battle tanks, despite Western allies’ failure Friday to reach a decision on whether to supply Kyiv with the German-made tanks. Reznikov told VOA’s Ukrainian Service on…

British PM Fined for Not Wearing a Seat Belt

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Jan,2023
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Britain’s prime minister has been fined for not wearing a seat belt while taping a social media clip in the back of a car in northwest England. When Rishi Sunak uploaded the video to Instagram, his error was widely noticed….

На російські нафтопродукти запровадять дві стелі цін

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Jan,2023
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Представники країн погодилися, що такий підхід дозволить точніше встановлювати граничні ціни, оскільки він враховує широкий діапазон …