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Afghan quake kills at least 920;  toll expected to rise

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies swathed in blankets …

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Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding …

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French opposition tells 'arrogant' Macron: compromise to win support

French opposition tells ‘arrogant’ Macron: compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” President’s office says seeking constructive solutions Far right say “we must be heard” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought a way to avoid political paralysis after this weekend’s election …

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Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to …

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Kremlin says it does not know location of captured US 'mercenaries'

Kremlin says it does not know location of captured US ‘mercenaries’

State media say two men held in separatist Donetsk region Kremlin says it doesn’t know men’s location Spokesperson: they are mercenaries, not protected by Conventions This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 21 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not …

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EU leaders to keep sanction pressure on Russia, gold flagged as new target

EU leaders to keep sanction pressure on Russia, gold flagged as new target

EU leaders to hold summit this week, Ukraine in focus They will commit to work on more sanctions – draft accord Gold, vital asset for Russia cenbank, may be among new targets BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – European Union leaders aim to maintain pressure on Russia at their summit this week by committing to further …

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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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Shares slide as sentiment ebbs on rate fears, yields rise

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday and European shares were set for a second day of gains, recovering slightly from last week’s 17-month lows, but major central banks’ rate hike plans and global recession risks kept investors cautious. World stocks have edged higher so far this week, …

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