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Congo rebels sixteen eastern border town, army blames Rwanda

Russia tells Lithuania: your citizens will feel the pain over Kaliningrad

Russia warns Lithuania over Kaliningrad Russia summons EU ambassador EU tells Russia: refrain from ‘escalatory steps’ Lithuania: ironic to hear Russia moaning about law LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of President Vladimir Putin told Lithuania on Tuesday that Moscow would respond to its ban on the transit of goods sanctioned by the …

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Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest gambling hub Macau began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday after dozens of locally transmitted cases were discovered over the weekend, with most businesses shut but casinos remaining open. The testing of Macau’s roughly 600,000 residents is expected to end on Tuesday as …

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Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

European Union to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says battle for Donbas to intensify Separatists claim capture of Toshkivka Russian missiles hit warehouse in Odesa port KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Moscow would escalate attacks ahead …

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Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of …

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Exclusive: India's Russian coal purchases spike despite sanctions

Exclusive: India’s Russian coal purchases spike despite sanctions

A worker unloads coal from a goods train at a railway yard in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register India’s Russian coal buying May 27-June 15 up 6-fold-govt data India’s Russian oil buying May 27-June 15 up 31-fold-govt data June Russia …

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Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS/KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended that it …

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Swiss National Bank raises rates in shock move, ready for more

Swiss National Bank raises rates in shock move, ready for more

The building of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is pictured in Bern, Switzerland June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SNB hikes rates for first time since 2007 Chairman says franc is no longer highly valued Safe-haven franc surges after decision Economists surprised by move, expect more hikes …

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EU leaders criticized for tepid support bring 'message of unity' to Ukraine

EU leaders criticized for tepid support bring ‘message of unity’ to Ukraine

Arms needed to fend off Russian advances in south and east Ukrainian troops, civilians holed up in Sievierodonetsk plant KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy – all criticized in the past by Kyiv for support viewed as too cautious – made a joint visit to Ukraine on Thursday, touring …

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German, French, Italian leaders in Kyiv in show of support

German, French, Italian leaders in Kyiv in show of support

KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – Several air raid sirens rank out in Kyiv as French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi started a joint visit to show support for Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. The three arrived in the Ukrainian capital early on Thursday after …

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