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Türkiye demands 'results' not 'verbiage' from Sweden, Finland on terror groups
Sweden and Finland must consider Türkiye's security concerns if they seek to join NATO, the Turkish president said before leaving for a NATO summit meeting in Madrid on Tuesday. Saying that NATO membership comes with responsibilities, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters: "If Sweden and...
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Fears of violence against pro-choice protests intensify amid wave of attacks
Fears over police violence and attacks by anti-abortion activists have been growing following a wave of incidents at demonstrations against the US supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, which upheld the constitutional right to an abortion. Across the country, hundreds of thousands of...
photo: AP / Ross D. Franklin
US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives. A...
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NATO to set stage for extending into Asia-Pacific, faces internal difference
Some EU countries do not consider China an ‘adversary’ On the heel of the G7 summit, NATO leaders are scheduled to convene in Spain from Tuesday to Thursday for their annual summit with the main focus on Russia and toughening up its stance toward China, while analysts said including China in the...
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Boris Johnson reiterates intention to scrap Northern Ireland protocol
European Union to remain ‘united’ against United Kingdom plan to unwind Brexit deal, says Italian minister British prime minister Boris Johnson hopes to have legislation overriding parts of the NI protocol operational by the year-end. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/Getty Images By Derek Scally, Cormac...
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Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law restricting the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy would take effect there immediately as the battle over the fall of Roe v. Wade shifted from the nation’s...
photo: AP / Jeffrey Collins, File
Missiles strike Ukraine shopping mall, G7 vows to keep pressure on Russia
KREMENCHUK, UkraineRussian missiles struck a crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said, as Moscow fought for control of a key eastern city and Western leaders promised to...
photo: AP / Ukrainian State Emergency Service
Trump advisor John Eastman says federal agents seized his phone
WASHINGTON — A lawyer who aided former President Trump’s efforts to undo the 2020 election results said in a federal court filing Monday that federal agents seized his cellphone last week. John Eastman said the agents took his phone as he left a restaurant last Wednesday evening, the same...
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Malawi Court Jails Priest, Police Officer, Medical Practitioner Over Albino Attack
In her judgment Monday, Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga sentenced five people to life imprisonment with hard labor for the death of MacDonald Masambuka. Judge Kamanga also sentenced Catholic priest Thomas Muhosha, police officer Chikondi Chileka and three others to 30 years imprisonment with hard...
photo: AP / Thoko Chikondi
Inflation could push English councils into bankruptcy, say leaders
Rise of £2.4bn in costs could be ‘disastrous’ and essential services may need to be cut, says LGA chair Council leaders in England have said a multibillion-pound financial crisis caused by rising inflation could make local services unviable and even lead to local authorities going bankrupt, unless...
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