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Putin and Kim Jong Un sign pact to boost partnership between allies: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un assured the Russian president of his "full ...
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Putin and Kim Jong Un sign pact to boost partnership between allies
Quick Glance: Kim Jong Un and Putin Sign Strategic Partnership
  • During a rare visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to North Korea, he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a comprehensive strategic partnership.

  • The agreement could expand the exchange of military technology with North Korea in exchange for much-needed munitions for Russia's war in Ukraine, potentially significantly enhancing North Korea's nuclear capabilities and threatening the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Putin and Kim emphasized their mutual support amidst tensions with the US and its allies, with Kim promising to fully support Russia's 'special military operation' in Ukraine.

  • Described as entering a 'new period of high prosperity,' the Russia-North Korea relationship is highlighted, with the agreement seen as a 'fundamental document' shaping long-term ties between the two countries, raising concerns in the West that the cooperation could undermine existing sanctions.
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War? Without me: Why hardly anyone in the West wants to fight for their own values
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War? Without me: Why hardly anyone in the West wants to fight for their ...
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Kiev reports "successful operation": Russian oil depot goes up in flames in air raid
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Russia's drone attack damages Ukraine's energy infrastructure, injures two: Russian drone attacks on Wednesday damaged energy infrastructure in central Ukraine ...
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Russia's drone attack damages Ukraine's energy infrastructure, injures two
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Putin gets lavish welcome in North Korea with vows of support: Cheering crowds and lavish ceremonies greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang on ...
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Putin gets lavish welcome in North Korea with vows of support
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Competitiveness: Germany as a business location is plummeting dramatically: Ten years ago, Germany was among the world leaders in terms of competitiveness ...
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Competitiveness: Germany as a business location is plummeting dramatically
Quick Glance: Germany's Economic Competitiveness Plummets
  • Ten years ago, Germany was a top competitor, but now it has drastically fallen in rankings.

  • Reasons for the decline include high energy prices, taxes, bureaucracy, and declining productivity.

  • Germany ranks poorly in taxes, work attitude, and bureaucracy on an international scale.

  • The Union calls for economic policy changes and a comeback plan for Germany.
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Ukraine Open to See Russia at Next Summit, Zelenskiy Key Aide Yermak Says: Ukraine may invite Russia to the next meeting slated with international partners aimed ...
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Ukraine Open to See Russia at Next Summit, Zelenskiy Key Aide Yermak Says
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Russia jails US soldier as it dangles prisoner swap deal: Sentence expands list of US citizens detained in Russia as Moscow says awaiting response on prisoner ...
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Russia jails US soldier as it dangles prisoner swap deal
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G-7 and Ukraine: Western support and its limits: In recent weeks, the Americans and Europeans have taken a firm stance against Russia. At the same time ...
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G-7 and Ukraine: Western support and its limits
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EPP’s new Hungarian members oppose sending weapons to Ukraine: MEP-elect Péter Magyar says while he supports Ukraine’s right to defend its territory ...
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EPP’s new Hungarian members oppose sending weapons to Ukraine
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Zelensky on strikes inside Russia: 'It works, just as we expected': President Volodymyr Zelensky has hailed the success of strikes inside Russia with ...
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Zelensky on strikes inside Russia: 'It works, just as we ...
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China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine war ‘has to stop’: Blinken: China’s support for Russia’s defense industry is prolonging the Ukraine war and “has to stop ...
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China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine war ‘has to stop’: Blinken
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Putin vows trade, security with North Korea beyond reach of West: Vladimir Putin promised to build trade and security systems with North Korea that are not ...
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Putin vows trade, security with North Korea beyond reach of West
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Satellite images show Russian oil refinery ablaze after Ukrainian drone strike: According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's investigative project Schemes ...
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Satellite images show Russian oil refinery ablaze after Ukrainian drone ...
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Vietnam to host Putin in nod to old ties, risking ire of West: Vietnam prepared on Wednesday to roll out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin in a visit seen as a ...
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Vietnam to host Putin in nod to old ties, risking ire of West
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Russian troops beheaded Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk Oblast, Kyiv claims: In a post on social media, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said his office ...
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Russian troops beheaded Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk Oblast, Kyiv claims
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Stoltenberg names Rutte a 'very strong candidate' for next NATO Secretary General
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Quick Glance: Rutte's Offer to Orban for Top NATO Job in Exchange for Opting Out of Ukraine Support, as Reported by FT
  • Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reportedly offered Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban the chance to opt out of NATO activities supporting Ukraine if appointed secretary-general, as reported on June 18.

  • The aim of the offer was to overcome Budapest's resistance to Rutte's candidacy. While 29 NATO members have endorsed Rutte as a potential successor to Jens Stoltenberg, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania have long been the remaining dissenters.

  • Hungary has consistently impeded military aid to Kyiv and sanctions against Russia, leading to its reputation as the most pro-Kremlin country within NATO.

  • Rutte and Orban allegedly met at the sidelines of an EU summit dinner in Brussels on June 17. The Dutch Prime Minister assured his Hungarian counterpart that Budapest would not need to engage in NATO activities supporting Ukraine or beyond the alliance's territory.
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Lindner: Government must openly explain Ukraine policy to East Germans: Experts attribute the high approval ratings for the AfD and BSW in eastern Germany to ...
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Lindner: Government must openly explain Ukraine policy to East Germans
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Risky F-16 fighter jet maneuvers: Pilots are exposed to treacherous danger against Russia
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Risky F-16 fighter jet maneuvers: Pilots are exposed to treacherous danger ...
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Commentary: Questions remain over peace in Ukraine after disappointing Swiss summit
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Commentary: Questions remain over peace in Ukraine after disappointing ...
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Debt: Government debt rises by 15.7 billion euros in the first quarter: Despite the debt brake, public debt continued to rise in the first three months of the ...
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Debt: Government debt rises by 15.7 billion euros in the first quarter
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SU-24 bomber from Russia: fighter jet enters Swedish airspace.: Military aircraft from Russia repeatedly operate unmarked over the Baltic Sea ...
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SU-24 bomber from Russia: fighter jet enters Swedish airspace.
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Russian occupation of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant costs Ukraine over $5 billion
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Russian occupation of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant costs Ukraine over ...
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Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappé suffers bloody nose but leads France to narrow 1-0 victory against Austria
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Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappé suffers bloody nose but leads France to narrow ...
Quick Glance: Romania Defeats Ukraine 3-0 at Euro 2024
  • Romania defeats Ukraine 3-0 in Munich with an impressive performance.

  • Stanciu's spectacular goal kickstarted the victory, followed by two more goals.

  • Ukraine struggles to deliver a better performance to survive in the group.

  • Stanciu labels his goal as the best of his career and emphasizes focus on the next match against Belgium.
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North Korea's Kim Vows 'Full Support' To Russia At Anti-Western Summit
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North Korea's Kim Vows 'Full Support' To Russia At ...
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Russian Oil Depot Ablaze After Alleged Drone Attack In Rostov: A major fire is burning at an oil depot in the southern Russian city of Azov after what the ...
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Russian Oil Depot Ablaze After Alleged Drone Attack In Rostov
Quick Glance: Nato Chief Calls for China to Face Financial Consequences for Supporting Russia
  • Nato Chief Jens Stoltenberg suggests that China should face financial consequences for supporting Russia in the Ukraine war if it does not change its behavior.

  • Stoltenberg highlighted in an interview with the BBC that China is trying to support Russia's war efforts while also maintaining relationships with European allies.

  • He mentioned considering possible sanctions against China due to the shared technology transfer key for Russia's weapons production against Ukraine.

  • Stoltenberg also criticized Russia's alignment with authoritarian regimes like North Korea and emphasized the significance of defense spending for Nato member states.
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Ukraine summit: there was a rumble behind the scenes on the Bürgenstock: At the Ukraine summit, diplomatic hopes were dashed by geopolitical realities ...
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Ukraine summit: there was a rumble behind the scenes on the Bürgenstock
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Media: Italy may send Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine, sources say: "A batch of" Storm Shadow missiles and another SAMP/T air defense system will ...
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Media: Italy may send Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine, sources say
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"They just cut us up": Russian soldier reports heavy losses during Kharkiv offensive
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Polish attitudes toward Ukrainian refugees deteriorating, survey shows: In more than two years of the full-scale war, Poles see Ukrainian refugees more ...
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Polish attitudes toward Ukrainian refugees deteriorating, survey shows
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Fire at drone-hit Russian oil depot rages for second day, emergency services say: A blaze at an oil depot in the town of Azov in Russia’s southern region of ...
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Fire at drone-hit Russian oil depot rages for second day, emergency ...
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Kaja Kallas as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs: This woman is a clear message to Putin
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Kaja Kallas as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs: This woman is a ...
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Putin on his travels: Why he is visiting North Korea and Vietnam: Vladimir Putin has rarely left Russia in recent years. In the coming days ...
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Putin on his travels: Why he is visiting North Korea and Vietnam
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Latvia budgets over $10 million to strengthen border with Russia, Belarus: The Latvian government has allocated 10 million euros ($10.7 million) from contingency ...
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Latvia budgets over $10 million to strengthen border with Russia, Belarus
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MagentaTV suffers serious glitch on Ukraine map during European Championship broadcast - apology follows
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MagentaTV suffers serious glitch on Ukraine map during European ...
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Children being recruited by Russia to set fire to military cars, Ukrainian ombudsman says
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Children being recruited by Russia to set fire to military cars ...
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Ukraine threatens blockade during Hungarian EU Council Presidency: The first round of talks between the EU and Ukraine will take place on June 25 after the ...
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Ukraine threatens blockade during Hungarian EU Council Presidency
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Air defense for Ukraine: Rheinmetall plans a mix of Leopard 1 and Skyranger.: In future, German close-range air defense is to be based on Rheinmetall's Skyranger ...
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Air defense for Ukraine: Rheinmetall plans a mix of Leopard 1 and ...
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▶ More and more nuclear weapons ready for use - especially in Russia and the USA: Researchers are observing a worrying development: More and more nuclear powers ...
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▶ More and more nuclear weapons ready for use - especially in Russia and ...
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SBU drones hit Russian oil depots in Rostov Oblast, source says: Drones operated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) hit two oil depots in Russia's ...
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SBU drones hit Russian oil depots in Rostov Oblast, source says
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Russia expected to meddle in UK election, US Senator Warner warns: Senator Mark Warner, who serves as the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
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Russia expected to meddle in UK election, US Senator Warner warns
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"Falling apart": images of Russia's nuclear submarine in Cuba cause confusion: Vladimir Putin sends a Russian fleet to Cuba on the doorstep of the USA ...
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SBU Drone Operation Sparks Massive Blaze at Russian Oil Depot: Local residents in the city of Azov, in Russia’s Rostov region, heard explosions all night long ...
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SBU Drone Operation Sparks Massive Blaze at Russian Oil Depot
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London's military worried: Russian submarine passed British nuclear weapons base: At the beginning of June, Moscow sends several ships from the Northern Fleet to ...
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London's military worried: Russian submarine passed British nuclear ...
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India’s Farmers Are Now Getting Their News From AI Anchors: India's hoary state-owned broadcaster has introduced two new anchors to deliver farming news to ...
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India’s Farmers Are Now Getting Their News From AI Anchors
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Ecumenical Patriarchate signs global peace summit communique, Rwanda's signature removed
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Ecumenical Patriarchate signs global peace summit communique ...
Quick Glance: Ukraine Peace Summit: Diplomatic Efforts in Switzerland
  • Wolodymyr Selenskyj participated in multiple international meetings to garner support for Ukraine.

  • A peace conference in Switzerland gathered 92 nations, with Russia absent due to lack of willingness for peace.

  • The conference emphasized the need for nuclear security, food security, and proper treatment of prisoners of war.

  • Critics doubt concrete results, but the efforts aim to mobilize the international community and exert pressure on Russia.
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Mayor of Kharkiv: "We have to close the airspace": Euronews spoke to the mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, about the recent Russian offensive and what the city ...
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Mayor of Kharkiv:
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NATO intercepts Russian planes: Russia sends two dozen bombers and fighter jets over the Baltic Sea.
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NATO intercepts Russian planes: Russia sends two dozen bombers and fighter ...
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Will long-awaited F-16 fighter jets boost Ukraine’s push against Russia?: Kyiv’s forces are due to receive the fighter jets within weeks, but analysts say they ...
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Will long-awaited F-16 fighter jets boost Ukraine’s push against Russia?
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Ukraine peace conference in Switzerland: failure by announcement: Even before the start of the Swiss Peace Conference, the organizers ruled out any compromises ...
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Ukraine peace conference in Switzerland: failure by announcement
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Bill Gates invests billions in nuclear power - Russia replaced as planned supplier
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Bill Gates invests billions in nuclear power - Russia replaced as planned ...
Quick Glance: Bill Gates' Nuclear Power Revolution: Mini Reactors for Climate Crisis
  • Bill Gates invests billions in Terrapower to develop small nuclear reactors as an alternative to gas. The first reactor in Wyoming is expected to be completed by 2030.

  • Gates aims to create a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Nuclear energy is seen as a crucial element in the fight against climate change.

  • Terrapower plans to build a secure and efficient commercial reactor in Wyoming. Traditional nuclear power plants have a poor reputation due to disasters.

  • Gates has already invested over a billion dollars in Terrapower and plans to invest more. The reliance on Russian fuel has delayed the project.
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Ukraine prepares for second peace summit after initial conference in Switzerland: Ukrainian officials have already started preparatory work to organize a second ...
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Ukraine prepares for second peace summit after initial conference in ...
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Fear Factor: How to Know When You’re in a Security Dilemma: How to know when you’re in a security dilemma.
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Fear Factor: How to Know When You’re in a Security Dilemma
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A Foreign Policy for the World as It Is: Biden and the Search for a New American Strategy
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A Foreign Policy for the World as It Is: Biden and the Search for a New ...
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France signs deal to sell Caesar howitzers to Armenia: The announcement did not say how many Caesar howitzers would be included in the deal ...
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France signs deal to sell Caesar howitzers to Armenia
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Ukrainian drone attack causes fire at Russian oil terminal: A Ukrainian drone strike caused a large fire in a fuel tank at an oil terminal in Russia’s southern ...
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Ukrainian drone attack causes fire at Russian oil terminal
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Russian court sentences Ukrainian lawmaker to 10 years in prison in absentia: The lawmaker was sentenced under the charges of spreading "disinformation ...
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Russian court sentences Ukrainian lawmaker to 10 years in prison in ...
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Ukrainian Drone Attack Sparks Huge Blaze at Oil Facility in Southern Russia: It marks the latest long-range strike by Kyiv's forces on a border region.
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Ukrainian Drone Attack Sparks Huge Blaze at Oil Facility in Southern ...
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Ukraine war live ticker: +++ 07:27 Putin announces new "basic document" between Russia and North Korea +++
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Ukraine war live ticker: +++ 07:27 Putin announces new
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Debt: Ukraine faces insolvency due to lack of agreement with creditors: Debts amounting to around 20 billion dollars are to be restructured. Economically ...
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Debt: Ukraine faces insolvency due to lack of agreement with creditors