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Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling of POW prison

Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling of POW prison

Kyiv:  Russia and Ukraine on Friday accused each other of shelling a prison in a separatist eastern region that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war who were captured after the fall of Mariupol in May. Russia said that Ukraine used US-supplied HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in the attack on the prison in Olenivka, […]

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Russia attacks Kyiv area for the first time in weeks

Russia attacks Kyiv area for the first time in weeks

Kyiv:  Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Kyiv area for the first time in weeks Thursday and pounded the northern Chernihiv region as well, in what Ukraine said was revenge for standing up to the Kremlin. Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, announced a counteroffensive to take back the occupied Kherson region in the country’s south, […]

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EU reaches deal to ration gas amid Russian cut-off fears

EU reaches deal to ration gas amid Russian cut-off fears

Brussels:  European Union governments agreed Tuesday to ration natural gas this winter to protect themselves against any further supply cuts by Russia as Moscow pursues its invasion of Ukraine. EU energy ministers approved a draft European law meant to lower demand for gas by 15 per cent from August through March. The new legislation entails […]

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Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Kyiv:  Russian defence ministry officials on Sunday insisted that an airstrike on the port of Odesa — less than a day after Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement on resuming grain shipments from there — had hit only military targets. “In the seaport in the city of Odesa, on the territory of a shipyard, sea-based […]

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Israeli forces kill 2 in West Bank gun battle: Palestine

Israeli forces kill 2 in West Bank gun battle: Palestine

Nablus (West Bank): Israeli troops and special forces on an arrest mission exchanged fire with Palestinians barricaded in a house in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli police said. The local rescue service said two Palestinians were killed. Israeli police said a number of armed Palestinians were killed during the hours-long battle deep inside […]

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Milley: China more aggressive, dangerous to US, allies

Milley: China more aggressive, dangerous to US, allies

Jakarta: The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top US military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia. Gen Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the number of intercepts by Chinese aircraft and ships […]

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Russia hits Ukraine’s Black Sea port in wake of grain deal

Russia hits Ukraine’s Black Sea port in wake of grain deal

Kyiv:  Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa hours after Moscow and Kyiv signed deals to allow grain exports to resume from there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry denounced Saturday’s strike as “spit in the face” of Turkey and the United Nations, which brokered the agreements. Two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles hit the port’s […]

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Ukraine, Russia set to sign deal on resuming grain exports

Ukraine, Russia set to sign deal on resuming grain exports

Istanbul:  Russia and Ukraine were expected to sign separate agreements with Turkey and the UN on Friday that would allow Ukraine to resume grain shipments to world markets and Russia to export grain and fertilisers, ending a standoff that threatened world food security while the two countries are at war in Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russian […]

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Japan warns of rising global tension, Russia-China arms ties

Japan warns of rising global tension, Russia-China arms ties

Tokyo:  Japan warned of escalating national security threats stemming from Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s tensions with Taiwan in an annual defence paper issued Friday, as Japan tries to bolster its military capability and spending. The annual defence white paper, approved by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Cabinet on Friday, highlights the need for Japan’s […]

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Russia pounds major Ukrainian city after expanding war aims

Russia pounds major Ukrainian city after expanding war aims

Kharkiv (Ukraine): Russian shelling pounded a densely populated area in Ukraine’s second-largest city Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 21 with a barrage that struck a mosque, a medical facility and a shopping area, according to officials and witnesses at the scene. Police in the northeast city of Kharkiv said cluster […]