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Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a UN target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi acknowledged that the war in Ukraine and the …

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Odesa under further missile attacks on Monday.

Odesa under further missile attacks

People remove the statue of Ukrainian philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda from the destroyed Hryhoriy Skovoroda Literary Memorial Museum in Skovorodynivka, Ukraine, on May 7. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters) Last Friday, the historic home of Ukraine’s treasured poet and philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda was destroyed by a Russian artillery strike, along with a museum of his work. Skovoroda’s home was …

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Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukrainepreventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the attack, saying that …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say 'surrender not an option' |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept …

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Luhansk school shelter bombing: 60 people feared dead in Russian bombing, Ukrainian official says

Luhansk school shelter bombing: 60 people feared dead in Russian bombing, Ukrainian official says

Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk regional military administration, said the school building was destroyed. “The explosion happened inside the building. Rescuers (are) dismantling the debris as quickly as possible. The chances of finding (anyone still) alive are very small. There were 90 people inside the school building; 27 survived, 60 people most likely died …

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Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election

Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein was widely expected to become the largest group in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time, giving it the right to the post of first minister in Belfast, as vote-counting in this week’s election resumed Saturday. A Sinn Fein win would be a milestone …

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Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens more civilians were rescued Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill where Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol have been making their last stand to prevent Moscow’s complete takeover of the strategically important port city. Russian and Ukrainian officials said 50 people were evacuated from the Azovstal plant and handed …

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Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — Delivering good cheer — and gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden on Friday thanked US troops deployed to Romania for serving as a check against Russian aggression as she opened a two-country European trip to learn about the refugee crisis caused by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The US …

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Sinn Fein on race for historic Northern Ireland election win

Sinn Fein on race for historic Northern Ireland election win

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill reacts as she is elected during the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections at the Meadowbank Sports Arena, in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, May 6, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne REFILE-QUALITY REPEAT Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sinn Fein could be largest party for first time Leader Michelle O’Neill eyes …

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From medals to road signs, Russians try to put their stamp on Mariupol

(andiyshTime/Telegram) Medals, road-signs and statues have served as some of the early symbols of Russia’s seizure of parts of southern Ukraine, and especially Mariupol. This week, medals were awarded “for the Liberation of Mariupol” by the leader of self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, and a senior official in Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, …

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