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Vladimir Putin hit out at what he called “Western isolation” and heaped praise on Vietnam, as Russia’s president continues his tour of Asia. In an opinion piece, published to coincide with his arrival in Hanoi, Putin praised Vietnam for its “balanced” stance on the war in Ukraine. Ukraine war latest: UK says ‘bizarre’ deal should
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Israel’s military may have repeatedly broken the laws of war and failed to distinguish between civilians and fighters, according to the UN. The body’s human rights office said Israeli forces “may have systematically violated the principles of distinction, proportionality and precautions in attack”. This claim is based on the assessment of six Israeli attacks that
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China may target the European Union’s pork producers in retaliation for EU tariffs on its electric cars. The world’s second largest economy revealed on Monday that it had launched an investigation into imports of pork for human consumption from the bloc. The Commerce ministry inquiry was in response to a complaint by Chinese pork producers
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Ukrainian forces have struck a military airfield in Russia, targeting warplanes and glide-bomb facilities used to launch deadly attacks against Ukraine, a security source has revealed. The source said the operation on Thursday night was part of a “sustained campaign to degrade the Russian Air Force” just as Ukraine has done with Russia’s Black Sea
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Greece has shuttered tourist hotspots and schools across Athens as the first heatwave of the summer strikes. Temperatures were tipped to hit highs up 43C (109F) on Wednesday and Thursday in parts of the Mediterranean country. Meteorologists say the high temperatures is being driven by southerly winds bringing hot air and dust from North Africa.
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The vice-president of Malawi and nine others have died in a plane crash, the country’s president has said. The flight – carrying seven passengers and three military crew members – “went off radar” after leaving the capital, Lilongwe, on Monday morning. Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera announced the news in a live broadcast on Tuesday. This
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An aircraft carrying Malawi’s vice president and nine others has gone missing. According to the president’s office, Saulos Klaus Chilima was on board when the flight “went off radar” after leaving the capital, Lilongwe, on Monday morning. Rescue operations are ongoing, it added, after efforts to “make contact” with the plane failed. “The public will be
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Denmark’s prime minister is suffering from whiplash after a man assaulted her in Copenhagen on Friday. Mette Frederiksen’s office said in a statement on Saturday the prime minister had been rushed to a hospital for a check-up soon after the attack. She is otherwise fine apart from whiplash but had been left “shaken” by the
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