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A Russian ballistic missile is reported to have hit the Saltiv streetcar depot in Kharkiv, northern Ukraine, on June 18.

Shelling around Kharkiv increased overnight without incursions by Russian forces, Ukrainian officials say

Captured US citizens Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were interviewed by Russia’s RT channel at a detention center in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Friday, June 17, according to a report published on RT. (Bunny Drueke/Joy Black) Two American volunteer fighters for Ukraine were taken into detention by …

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How much for gas?  Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, November,” …

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Flying to Europe This Summer Could Be Hell.  Here's How to Make It Better

Flying to Europe This Summer Could Be Hell. Here’s How to Make It Better

Airports echo with the rage of passengers who discover their flight has been canceled or delayed or who wait for hours for baggage to reach the carousel. Ticket prices soar as fuel costs do the same. The reputation of airlines and the experience at airports have never been worse. Yet the hunger of Americans to …

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French election: Macron's Ensemble loses parliamentary majority |  Election News

French election: Macron’s Ensemble loses parliamentary majority | Election News

French President Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections after considerable gains by a newly formed left-wing alliance, and record wins by the far-right. The result, announced in the early hours of Monday, threw French politics into turmoil, raising the prospect of a paralyzed legislature unless Macron is able to …

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Britain 'must prepare to fight' amid Ukraine war

Britain ‘must prepare to fight’ amid Ukraine war

The United Kingdom’s new army chief has warned that British soldiers “must prepare to fight in Europe once again” amid the Ukraine-Russia war — and as concern is mounting that Belarus troops could join the Russian invasion. General Sir Patrick Sanders, in a message to his soldiers, said Russia’s attack on Ukraine “underlines our core …

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Ukraine-Russia war: Boris Johnson and NATO's Jens Stoltenberg say western support for Kyiv must not cease

Ukraine-Russia war: Boris Johnson and NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg say western support for Kyiv must not cease

In separate comments published Sunday, Stoltenberg and Johnson also reiterated that Western governments must continue to support Ukraine to deter future aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that nobody knew how long the conflict would last but “we need to prepare for the fact that it could …

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In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and died in war

In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and died in war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Poppies, the blood-red flowers that cover the battlefields of Europe’s two world wars, were lain in mourning Saturday on the coffin of yet another dead soldier, this one killed in yet another European war, in Ukraine. The hundreds of mourners for Roman Ratushnyi, 24, included friends who had protested with him …

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How did the Russia-Ukraine war trigger a global food crisis?  |  Explainer News

How did the Russia-Ukraine war trigger a global food crisis? | Explainer News

Russia’s war in Ukraine is preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger, and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine export nearly a third of the world’s wheat and barley, more than 70 percent of its sunflower oil …

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