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Ukrainian Forces Recapture Key City In Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian forces recaptured the key eastern city of Lyman in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, sending Russian soldiers fleeing the area a day after Moscow annexed the region, along with three other territories in eastern and southeastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said Saturday its forces were “entering Lyman.”“Ukrainian Air Assault Forces are entering Lyman, Donetsk region,” the ministry said on Twitter. Hours […]

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U.S. Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Calls Out Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats allied voiced strong disapproval of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s take on the latest development of the ongoing war in Russia. “That President Putin picked this week, as most of the world gathers at the United Nations, to add fuel to the fire that he started shows his utter contempt […]

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U.S. Warns Russia Of ‘Horrific’ Consequences Of Any Nuclear Attack In Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States had made it clear publicly and privately to Russia to “stop the loose talk about nuclear weapons” in the Ukraine conflict following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement that he would use any means to defend Russia. “It’s very important that Moscow hear from us and know from us that the […]

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At UN, Spotlight on Global Consequences Of Russia’s War

UNITED NATIONS — The global consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were in the spotlight Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly, as the annual debate got underway. Leaders spoke of the urgency to get fertilizer, in particular, to the world’s farmers at a reasonable price and in time for the planting season, which in some parts of the world has started […]

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Ukraine Says ‘Torture Centers’ Found In Recaptured Territory; UN Wants To Investigate Mass Graves

Ukrainian officials say they’ve found at least 10 “torture centers” in territory recaptured from Russia in the country’s east. This follows the discovery of a mass grave containing about 450 bodies at a site near Izium. The Russians occupied the city in the Kharkiv region until a Ukrainian counteroffensive pushed Russian troops from the region last weekend. “This is just […]

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Germany Seizes Russian Energy Firm’s Subsidiaries

BERLIN — Berlin on Friday took control of the German operations of Russian oil firm Rosneft to secure energy supplies which have been disrupted after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Rosneft’s German subsidiaries, which account for about 12% of oil refining capacity in the country, were placed under the trusteeship of the Federal Network Agency, the economy ministry said in a statement. “The […]

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Xi To Meet Putin In First Trip Outside China Since COVID Began 

LONDON/BEIJING — Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time in more than two years for a trip this week to Central Asia, where he will meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin, just a month before he is set to cement his place as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. The trip, Xi’s first abroad since the start of the […]

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UN Sees Food Prices Fall

According to press reports, the UN’s Food Prices Index has fallen for the fifth straight month, a sign that one of the main pressures pushing up the cost of living around the world could ease. The index fell to 138 in August and is now lower than it was before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The countries were both major exporters […]

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Germany Set To Spend $64.7 Billion As Inflation Shield

According to press reports, Germany is set to spend an additional 65 billion euros ($64.7 billion) to help customers and businesses offset the vagaries of soaring inflation. Chancellor Olaf Scholz made the announcement two days after Russia said it was suspending some gas deliveries indefinitely. The measures include a tax on energy companies, help to pay electricity bills, and a […]

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Ukraine Reports Russian Strikes Near Power Plant

Ukraine reported fresh Russian aerial attacks Monday near the site of a major nuclear power plant, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned of potential Russian actions as Ukraine prepares to mark the anniversary of its independence. Regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko said Russian rocket strikes hit areas to the west of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The rockets struck houses, a […]