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Hundreds arrested as Russian draft protests continue

Hundreds arrested as Russian draft protests continue


Hundreds of people have been arrested by authorities as protests against Russia's new "partial mobilisation" continue across the country, an independent rights group has said. OVD-Info said 724 people were detained across 32 differ...

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Russian military draft prompts exodus of men

Russian military draft prompts exodus of men


Tbilisi/Vaalimaa – Some Russian men headed swiftly to the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices for air tickets from Moscow ro...

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Fed delivers another big rate hike

Fed delivers another big rate hike


Washington, D.C. – Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell vowed that he and his fellow policymakers would “keep at” their battle to beat down inflation, as the United States central bank hiked interest rates by three quarters-of-a-percentage-point fo...

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Putin mobilises reservists for war in Ukraine

Putin mobilises reservists for war in Ukraine


Kyiv – President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military mobilisation since World War II on Wednesday. He warned the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail” that Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast a...

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Ukraine marches farther into liberated lands

Ukraine marches farther into liberated lands


Izium – Ukraine said its troops marched farther east into territory recently abandoned by Russia, paving the way for a potential assault on Moscow’s occupation forces in the Donbas region as Kyiv seeks more Western arms. “The occupiers are clearly...

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Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan

Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan


Washington, D.C. – United States president Joe Biden said American forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, his most explicit statement on the issue, drawing an angry response from China that said it sent the wrong signal to tho...

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman not expected at Queen’s funeral

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman not expected at Queen’s funeral


Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is no longer expected to attend the Queen's funeral, a UK Foreign Office source says. The source, quoted by Reuters, said the change was made by the Saudis. Human rights ...

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People urged not to join queen’s queue

People urged not to join queen’s queue


London – The British government urged people on Saturday not to travel to join the queue to file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as the huge demand means people are having to stand in line for at least 24 hours to reach her lying-in-state. T...

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Queen’s lying-in-state queue swells

Queen’s lying-in-state queue swells


London – King Charles III and his siblings stood vigil by the coffin of their late mother Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, when tens of thousands of mourners queuing to pay their final respects during her lying in state were told they faced a wait of up...

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Mass graves found in Izium

Mass graves found in Izium


Kyiv – Ukrainian authorities found a mass grave containing 440 bodies in the northeastern town of Izium that was recaptured from Russian forces days ago, officials said, including some people killed by shelling and air strikes. Thousands of Russia...