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    Ukraine withdraws troops from some Kharkiv positions

    The Ukrainian army said it has been forced to withdraw soldiers from some of its positions in the north-eastern Ukrainian region. The army said that the position had been the target of a new Russian offensive in recent days. “As a result of combat and offensive actions by the enemy, our units carried out a manoeuvre at certain sections in…

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  • foreignEU leaders meet to discuss Israel-Iran tensions, Ukraine war

    EU leaders meet to discuss Israel-Iran tensions, Ukraine war

    EU leaders were in Brussels for a two-day summit starting on Wednesday to discuss the European Union’s economic future, the Ukraine war, and major tensions between Israel and Iran. The EU must “unite in urging all parties to exercise the utmost restraint, respect international law, and avoid action that may increase tensions.’’ European Council President Charles Michel said this in…

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  • foreignNo Fewer than 10 killed in Russian attack on Chernihiv, says Zelensky

    No Fewer than 10 killed in Russian attack on Chernihiv, says Zelensky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for more air defence support from Western partners after a Russian missile attack killed at least 10 people on Wednesday. “This would not have happened if Ukraine had received sufficient air defence and if the world had been determined enough to counter Russian terror,’’ Zelensky wrote on Telegram. The search for victims among the…

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  • foreignUkraine denies involvement in drone attacks on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

    Ukraine denies involvement in drone attacks on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

    Ukraine on Sunday denied the accusation of Kiev’s involvement in drone attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). “Ukraine is not involved in any armed provocations on the territory of the ZNPP,” Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military intelligence, was quoted as saying. He was quoted by the press service of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian…

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  • foreignDeaths, buildings damaged after Russian attack on Kharkiv

    Deaths, buildings damaged after Russian attack on Kharkiv

    At least four people have been killed and 12 others injured in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as a result of a heavy Russian drone attack, officials said on Thursday. Gov. Oleh Syniehubov and Mayor Ihor Terekhov announced on Telegram on Thursday morning that one resident and three rescue workers were among the dead in the residential area. They…

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  • foreignAlleged war crimes: Conference on Ukraine conflict opens in The Hague

    Alleged war crimes: Conference on Ukraine conflict opens in The Hague

    Western officials will gather on Tuesday in The Hague to discuss efforts to prosecute alleged Russian war crimes committed by its forces during its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine, its allies, and the European Commission want to ensure that suspected war criminals are brought to justice. The question of how Russia can be prosecuted for the crime of aggression would…

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  • foreignBritish national among 7 aid workers killed in Gaza air strike

    British national among 7 aid workers killed in Gaza air strike

    A British national was among the seven aid workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity has said. Seven aid workers from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, dual citizens of the U.S., Canada, and Palestine, were killed while travelling in a non-conflict zone. WCK said this in a statement made available to…

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  • AgriculturePrice of rice: RIFAN urges govt. to end farmer/herder crisis, kidnapping

    Price of rice: RIFAN urges govt. to end farmer/herder crisis, kidnapping

    The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the government at all levels to prioritise ending farmer-herder conflicts as well as kidnapping in order to ensure a reduction in the price of rice. Mrs. Nnenna Ejim, Vice President of RIFAN, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. She attributed…

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  • foreignUganda faces malaria funding crisis as int’l donors withdraw support

    Uganda faces malaria funding crisis as int’l donors withdraw support

    Uganda’s Ministry of Health said Friday that international donors have significantly cut funding for malaria projects in the country over global crises, including conflicts and climate change. Jimmy Opigo, Head of the National Malaria Control Division at the ministry, said this at a news conference in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He said the withdrawal of external funding would have…

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  • foreignCredible allegations Ukrainian POWs tortured by Russian forces – UN report

    Credible allegations Ukrainian POWs tortured by Russian forces – UN report

    The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) has revealed a surge in credible allegations of torture and executions of captured Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) at the hands of Russian forces. The Monitoring Mission report and interviews conducted with 60 recently released Ukrainian POWs painted a harrowing picture of their experiences in Russian captivity. “Almost every single one…

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  • SportsZelensky congratulates Ukrainian team for Euro 2024 qualification

    Zelensky congratulates Ukrainian team for Euro 2024 qualification

    Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, and team officials have thanked the players of the war-torn country after it qualified for this summer’s European Championships. “Thank you, boys! Thank you, team. “If the Ukrainians have a hard time but don’t give up and keep fighting, then the Ukrainians will inevitably win,’’ Zelensky wrote on Telegram on Tuesday night. Zelensky spoke of significant…

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  • foreignRussia`s security council accuses Ukraine of concert attack

    Russia`s security council accuses Ukraine of concert attack

    Despite the credible claims by Islamist terrorists, the Secretary of Russia’s National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has accused Ukraine of the attack near Moscow last Friday. He was asked by journalists on Tuesday whether the Islamic State terrorist militia or Ukraine was behind the attack on the Crocus City Hall concert hall, which left at least 139 dead. Patrushev replied…

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  • foreignUganda’s president appoints son as military chief

    Uganda’s president appoints son as military chief

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as head of the military, the defense ministry said on Friday. Kainerugaba, 48, a general in the military, is widely seen as his father’s successor in waiting and once stirred controversy by threatening to invade neighboring Kenya. The ministry said in a statement that he replaces Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, who…

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  • foreignPutin says total war with NATO can’t be ruled out

    Putin says total war with NATO can’t be ruled out

    The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said that a full-scale conflict with NATO cannot be ruled out. Putin said this at a news conference in Moscow to mark his victory in the presidential elections, accompanied by allegations of manipulation. In the event of a full-scale conflict with NATO, the world would be just one step away from a third world…

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  • foreignScholz to take questions on missiles for Ukraine

    Scholz to take questions on missiles for Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is due to face questions from lawmakers in the lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, for the first time this year on Wednesday. The conservative opposition CDU/CSU bloc has already announced its intention to question him on his refusal to deliver the Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. Scholz first gave detailed reasons for his…

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  • foreignSurvey shows most German don’t support sending missiles to Ukraine

    Survey shows most German don’t support sending missiles to Ukraine

    A large majority of people in Germany support Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s decision not to send Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine, a new survey showed. In a recent poll conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of DPA, only 28 percent were in favour of providing the missiles. It has a range of 500 kilometers for Ukraine’s defense against…

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  • MetroNigeria’s acceptance of grains from Ukraine is not sign of failure – FG

    Nigeria’s acceptance of grains from Ukraine is not sign of failure – FG

    Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, says the fact that Nigeria accepted grains from Ukraine does not make Nigeria a weak or failed state. “Egypt gets about 60 percent of its grains from Ukraine. The fact that Egypt gets about 60 percent of its grains from Ukraine does not make it a failed state. “The fact that…

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