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Highway In Jamaica To Be Named In Honor Of Harry Belafonte, Says Holness

WASHINGTON, United States — One of Jamaica’s highways is to be named in honor of the renowned singer, actor, and civil rights activist of Jamaican heritage, Harry Belafonte.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement in a message to mark Belafonte’s 95th birthday anniversary on March 1.

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Russia canceled Black Sea Passage Bid Of Four Warships: Turkey

Foreign minister says Moscow’s request to pass ships through Turkish straits was withdrawn on Ankara’s objection on February 27-28.

Russia has canceled a bid to send four of its warships through Turkish waters into the Black Sea at Turkey’s request, according to the Turkish government.

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Russia Escalates Ukraine Attacks Amid Signs Talks May Resume

Russia escalated attacks on Ukrainian cities Wednesday as the two sides claimed control of a strategic city and expressed a willingness to resume talks aimed at ending the nearly week-old war.

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China Will Not Join Financial Sanctions Against Russia: Official

China will not join the financial sanctions against Russia, the country’s banking and insurance regulator said on Wednesday. 

China does not support financial sanctions, especially unilateral sanctions, Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, said at a press conference in Beijing, noting that unilateral sanctions cannot effectively address the problems and they lack legal grounds. 

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