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Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO
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Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Acceptance of Sweden and Finland would bring into the alliance two well-equipped, modern militaries on Russia's doorstep, said the US president

Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine war began: Pentagon
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Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine war began: Pentagon

US said that the call 'didn't specifically solve any acute issues or lead to a direct change in what the Russians are doing or what they are saying'

McDonald's reaches deal to sell Russia business; new owner to retain employees for at least two years
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McDonald's reaches deal to sell Russia business; new owner to retain employees for at least two years

This comes three days after McDonald's announced it was exiting the Russian market in the wake of the Ukraine invasion

Fiji's court considers whether US federal agents can seize Russian yacht
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Fiji's court considers whether US federal agents can seize Russian yacht

The case highlights the thorny legal ground the US is finding itself on as it tries to seize assets of Russian oligarchs around the world

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war from Mariupol
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Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war from Mariupol

The International Committee of the Red Cross said that the registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on 17 May under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen proposes $9.5 bn in additional aid for Ukraine
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen proposes $9.5 bn in additional aid for Ukraine

The EU money for reconstruction should come with conditions that Ukraine commits to reforms needed for it to reach its goal of one day joining the bloc, said von der Leyen

India intends to operate S-400 missile system to defend against threats from Pakistan, China: Pentagon
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India intends to operate S-400 missile system to defend against threats from Pakistan, China: Pentagon

According to the Pentagon, throughout 2021, New Delhi continued to implement a foreign policy aimed at demonstrating India's role as a leading power and net provider of security in the Indian Ocean region

International Criminal Court sends largest-ever investigative team to Ukraine
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International Criminal Court sends largest-ever investigative team to Ukraine

ICC investigators will chase up leads and collect witness testimony 'relevant to military attacks' and would also work with Ukrainian authorities to 'strengthen the chain of custody with respect to hard evidence'

Finland MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership despite Russia's warning
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Finland MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership despite Russia's warning

Russia on Tuesday expelled two Finnish diplomats as tensions between the two countries remained high. Finland, which shares a 1,300-km border with Russia, has been rattled by Russia's invasion of another neighbour, Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow's defence ministry says 265 Ukrainian soldiers 'surrendered' at besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol
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Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow's defence ministry says 265 Ukrainian soldiers 'surrendered' at besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Of the total 265 Ukrainian soldiers, who surrendered at Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, 51 were 'heavily wounded' and had been transferred to a hospital in the town of Novoazovsk, Russia's defence ministry said

Russia-Ukraine war: Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol
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Russia-Ukraine war: Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Ukraine's deputy defence minister Ganna Malyar said that the soldiers were evacuated through humanitarian corridors to areas under Moscow and Russia-backed separatists' control. 'An exchange procedure will be carried out for their further return home,' he added

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appeals against nine-year jail sentence
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appeals against nine-year jail sentence

A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny late March had his jail time extended to nine years after he was found guilty of embezzlement and contempt of court

The Ukrainian who walked 225 kilometres to safety from war-ravaged Mariupol
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The Ukrainian who walked 225 kilometres to safety from war-ravaged Mariupol

Along with the residents of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, stories of grit, bravery and sheer courage have continued to emerge. Such is the story of Igor Pedin, a 61-year-old man, who walked 225 kilometres, accompanied by his nine-year-old dog

McDonald’s begins selling business in Russia, will try to keep workers
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McDonald’s begins selling business in Russia, will try to keep workers

The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia 'is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values'

Wheat prices hit record high after India bans export, touches $453 per tonne
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Wheat prices hit record high after India bans export, touches $453 per tonne

Global wheat prices have soared on supply fears since Russia's February invasion of Ukraine, which previously accounted for 12 per cent of global exports

EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens
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EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens

The European Commission's previous outlook expected growth of 4 per cent this year and 2.8 per cent in 2023

Inflation increase due to war impact; RBI may hike rates by 75 bps by August: SBI Economists
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Inflation increase due to war impact; RBI may hike rates by 75 bps by August: SBI Economists

The economists said they did a study of the Russian invasion's impact on inflation, which revealed that 59 per cent of the jump in prices is due to geopolitical events

'Grave mistake': Russia on Finland, Sweden deciding to join NATO
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'Grave mistake': Russia on Finland, Sweden deciding to join NATO

Finland and Sweden are poised to jettison decades of military non-alignment to join NATO as a defence against feared aggression from Russia

Russian war effort runs into military hurdles, loses diplomatic ground as Finland and Sweden move to join NATO
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Russian war effort runs into military hurdles, loses diplomatic ground as Finland and Sweden move to join NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, meeting with top diplomats from the alliance in Berlin, said the war 'is not going as Moscow had planned'

Ukraine commander issues another SOS to Elon Musk, says 'impossible to survive, help us get out of Azovstal'
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Ukraine commander issues another SOS to Elon Musk, says 'impossible to survive, help us get out of Azovstal'

The latest request from Ukrainian commander - Serhiy Volyna -- comes days after the Tesla billionaire stepped in to support war-torn Ukraine with his satellite communication services