Fall of Severodonetsk is Russia’s biggest victory since Mariupol

Russian forces have fully occupied Severodonetsk, the mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city said, confirming Ukraine’s biggest battlefield setback for more than a month after weeks of fighting to hold the strategic town and latest symbol of Ukrainian resistance. Russian missiles also rained down on western, northern and southern parts …

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Iraqi PM heads to Saudi Arabia, Iran for new dialogue

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his office said, on a visit that an official said aimed at reactivating Baghdad-mediated talks between the kingdom and Iran. The official said Mustafa al-Kadhimi planned to travel to Tehran after the visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit …

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What’s behind the recent ethnic violence in Ethiopia

Video Duration 25 minutes 10 seconds 25:10 From: Inside Story More than 200 Amhara people were killed in the Oromia region last weekend.  Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in Africa. It also has the second-largest population on the continent. But in recent years, the country has …

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Togolese and Gabonese react to Commonwealth admission

Togo and Gabon are set to join the Commonwealth before the end of the meeting of the member states’ Heads of Government on June 26. The two countries will become the latest nations to join despite having no historic ties to Britain. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of …

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Spain unveils emergency actions to curb soaring living costs

MADRID — The Spanish government has approved a package of emergency economic measures worth more than 9 billion euros ($9.5 billion) to try to temper the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. “This war, and its economic and social consequences, have produced an …

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US Passes First Major Gun Bill In Decades

US lawmakers broke a decades-long stalemate on firearms control Friday, passing the first major safety regulations in almost 30 years, less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court bolstered the right to bear arms. Gun regulation is a touchstone issue for both conservatives and liberals in the United States that has consumed national …

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