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Ukraine PM: Rich Russians should pay the bill to rebuild

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Swiss conference on Ukrainian recovery gets under way Ukrainian premier says effort may cost $750 billion Britain’s Liz Truss says Russia should be held accountable LUGANO, Switzerland, July 4 (Reuters) – The cost of rebuilding Ukraine following Russia’s invasion could reach $750 billion and rich Russians should help pay the......

Ukraine war to shift to Donetsk after fall of Luhansk; Russia claims major victory

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City was last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk region Russia says has “liberated” Luhansk region Zelenskiy vows to regain control with long-range weapons Blasts hit Russia’s Belgorod, southern Ukraine base -officials KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces in Ukraine will focus on trying to seize all of the Donetsk region,......

UN rights mission finds ‘probable’ mass graves in Libya

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UN mission finds three sites thought to hold mass graves Hundreds of bodies already found in Tarhouna Investigative mission up for renewal this week GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) – A U.N.-appointed mission to Libya said on Monday there are “probable mass graves” yet to be investigated, possibly as many as......

Several hit by gunshots at shopping mall in Copenhagen – Danish police

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COPENHAGEN, July 3 (Reuters) – Danish police said several people had been hit by gunshots at a shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen on Sunday. Copenhagen police tweeted that officers had been sent to the mall after reports of a shooting. They advised people inside the mall to stay put......

Factbox: The legitimacy crisis in Libya’s political institutions

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July 3 (Reuters) – Libyan protesters want the political authorities to quit and hold elections after previous transitional periods created institutions that clung on long after their mandates expired. Here are Libya’s main political institutions that have so far failed to overcome entrenched differences between rival authorities in the east......

IAEA to discuss Australia’s nuclear subs plan

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The logo of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seen at the IAEA headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy......

At least 3 killed in blasts in Russia’s Belgorod near Ukraine – governor

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July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and dozens of residential buildings damaged in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border, the regional governor said, after reports of several blasts in the city. At least 11 apartment buildings and 39 private houses were damaged, including......

Zelenskiy adviser concedes key bastion could fall in eastern Ukraine

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Separatists say Lysychansk ‘under control’ but not yet liberated Ukrainians say big battles, but Lysychansk not surrounded Blasts shake southern city of Mykolaiv KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – Fighting intensified at the weekend for Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser......

North Korea says U.S.-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises U.S. plan for ‘Asian NATO’

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A North Korean flag flutters at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 3 (Reuters) – North Korea criticised the United States, South Korea and Japan’s recent agreement on strengthening military......

Two injured in Israeli ‘aggression’ targeting Syria’s Tartus – ministry

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July 2 (Reuters) – Syria on Saturday accused Israel of launching an “air aggression” from the Mediterranean west of Lebanon’s second city Tripoli, with several missiles targeting an area to the south of Tartus. This led to the injury of two civilians and some material damage, the Syrian ministry of......

Russian missile strikes near Ukraine’s Odesa kill 21

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Missiles hit apartments, resort on southern coast Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says sites deliberately targeted by Russia Moscow denies targeting civilians SERHIIVKA, Ukraine, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia flattened part of an apartment building while residents slept on Friday in missile attacks near Ukraine’s port of Odesa that authorities said killed at......

Indigenous leader who opposed illegal mining killed in Venezuela -NGO

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PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, July 1 (Reuters) – A Venezuelan indigenous leader who was an opponent of armed groups and illegal mining was shot dead on Thursday in the Amazonas state capital, a non-governmental organization and three people with knowledge of the case said. Virgilio Trujillo Arana, a 38-year-old indigenous Uwottuja......

We’ll be with you on ‘long road’ to membership, EU tells Ukraine

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BRUSSELS/KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine now has a “very clear European perspective” but the road to EU membership will take time and require hard work, the president of the EU executive told the country’s parliament on Friday. EU leaders last week granted Ukraine candidate status to join the bloc,......

China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

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HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after swearing in the city’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong......

Russia abandons Snake Island in strategic victory for Ukraine

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KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces announced on Thursday they had abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s grain export blockade. Russia’s defence ministry described the decision to withdraw from the outcrop as a......

Mali vows to defy U.N. call to allow peacekeepers to investigate abuses

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A MINUSMA logistic convoy is pictured in Kidal, Mali February 16, 2017. MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (Reuters) – Mali vowed on Wednesday to defy a United Nations Security Council call for the West African country to......

Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said,......

U.S. Capitol riot panel subpoenas White House counsel under Trump

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WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – A congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol announced on Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, to testify about Trump’s activities on the day of the melee. The subpoena seeking a deposition......

Norway blames “pro-Russian group” for cyber attack

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OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) – A number of institutions in Norway have been subjected to a so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attack in the last 24 hours, the Norwegian NSM security authority said on Wednesday, blaming a “criminal pro-Russian group”. The attacks, which began overnight, targeted private and public institutions......

Putin still wants most of Ukraine, war outlook grim -U.S. intelligence chief

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan June 29, 2022. Sputnik/Grigory Sysoyev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to seize most of Ukraine, but his forces are so degraded by combat......

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