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North Korea faces infectious disease outbreak amid COVID battle

North Korea faces infectious disease outbreak amid COVID battle

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) …

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Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, US June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh US infusion of $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, …

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Biden blasts oil refiners for record high gasoline prices, profits

Biden blasts oil refiners for record high gasoline prices, profits

Gas prices over the $6.00 mark are advertised at a 76 Station in Santa Monica, California, US, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanded oil refining companies explain why they are not putting more gasoline on …

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Ukraine needs strong signal from EU, Macron says ahead of possible visit

Ukraine needs strong signal from EU, Macron says ahead of possible visit

French leader criticized for perceived soft line Macron insists Paris will do everything to stop Russia Macron sees NATO troops in Romania, supports Moldova Scholz, Draghi, Iohannis may join Macron in Kyiv visit CONSTANTA, Romania, June 15 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron voiced a tougher line on Russia on Wednesday and said Europe needed to …

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Sanctions-hit Kremlin stages 'Russian Davos' bereft of elite, Putin speaks Friday

Sanctions-hit Kremlin stages ‘Russian Davos’ bereft of elite, Putin speaks Friday

International economic forum June 15-18 in St Petersburg No Western bigwigs at ‘Russian Davos’ due to sanctions Putin to give big speech June 17, speak to media – help June 14 (Reuters) – Russia for years hosted world leaders and business titans at its annual economic forum in St Petersburg, but the “Russian Davos” will …

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Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON/SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central Bank …

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US rebuffs China by calling Taiwan Strait an international waterway

US rebuffs China by calling Taiwan Strait an international waterway

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits August 27, 2021. US Navy/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday backed Taiwan’s assertion that the strait separating the island from China is …

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Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain …

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Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite ‘pariah’ pledge

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign pledge of making the kingdom a “pariah” as he struggles to combat record high US gasoline prices. Weeks after taking office, Biden shifted …

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Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebel Tigray forces

Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebel Tigray forces

ADDIS ABABA, June 14 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday the federal government had formed a committee to negotiate with forces from the rebellion northern region of Tigray, in the first public confirmation of a key step towards peace negotiations. The nearly two-year conflict in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has …

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