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Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian southern offensive Strike force aimed at president’s hometown, says Ukraine U.S., Italy approve Finland, Sweden accession to NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of …

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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 162 of the invasion

The UN is conducting a fact-finding mission in response to requests from both Russia and Ukraine after 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed in an explosion at a barracks in separatist-controlled Olenivka. The warring nations have accused each other of carrying out the attack. Ukraine claims it was a special operation plotted in advance …

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Trump faces uphill fight on executive privilege in DOJ probe

Trump faces uphill fight on executive privilege in DOJ probe

Short, Jacob and Cipollone testified to the Jan. 6 select committee but negotiated strict terms to avoid discussing their direct interactions with Trump — a nod to the disputed possibility that such communications could be protected by executive privilege. But it’s unlikely that such claims would pass muster in a criminal probe. “There is no …

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Joly, German counterpart defend decision to return turbines covered under Russian sanctions | CBC News

Joly, German counterpart defend decision to return turbines covered under Russian sanctions | CBC News

Canada and Germany’s foreign ministers are insisting Canada’s controversial decision to send turbines used in a Russian natural gas pipeline back to Germany was necessary while refuting Russian claims that the sanctions are stopping their transfer. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly met with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in Montreal on Wednesday to discuss …

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Voters in conservative Kansas resoundingly affirm support for access to abortion | CBC News

Voters in conservative Kansas resoundingly affirm support for access to abortion | CBC News

Kansas voters on Tuesday sent a resounding message about their desire to protect abortion rights, rejecting a ballot measure in a conservative state with deep ties to the anti-abortion movement that would have allowed the Republican-controlled legislature to tighten restrictions or ban the procedure outright. It was the first test of voter sentiment after the …

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Blast that killed Ukraine PoWs was Kremlin operation, Kyiv claims

The Ukrainian prisoners of war killed last week in an explosion at their barracks were the victims of a Kremlin special operation plotted in advance and approved at the highest levels, senior government officials in Kyiv have claimed. Citing intelligence, satellite data and phone intercepts, the officials said the inmates were killed in a callous …

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‘We could feel it’: Kansans celebrate upset abortion rights victory

In a conference room at the Sheraton in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, people screamed, whooped, cheered and cried as a vote to protect abortion rights in Kansas’s state constitution came down late on Tuesday night. And it wasn’t just Democrats. James Quigley, 72, a retired doctor and a Republican from Johnson county, …

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As Pelosi Departs Taiwan, China Gears Up for Military Drills

As Pelosi Departs Taiwan, China Gears Up for Military Drills

Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei, the capital, on Wednesday.Credit…Ann Wang/Reuters After weeks of silence ahead of a high-stakes visit to Taiwan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was anything but understated on Wednesday during a day of high-profile meetings, in which she offered support for Taiwan and irked China. In a pair of morning meetings …

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Taiwan warns Chinese military drills threaten ports, urban areas as Pelosi visits - National | Globalnews.ca

Taiwan warns Chinese military drills threaten ports, urban areas as Pelosi visits – National | Globalnews.ca

Taiwan‘s military said Wednesday that Chinese military exercises around its main island are an attempt to threaten its ports and urban areas as U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits the island. Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a translated statement that China’s “announcement of its plan to conduct military drills in the sea and airspace …

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