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International friendlies: France crush Ukraine 7-1; Spain hold Portugal to a goalless draw
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International friendlies: France crush Ukraine 7-1; Spain hold Portugal to a goalless draw

France's 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine was the pick of the European friendlies on Wednesday as Spain clung on for a draw in Lisbon and Turkey saved pride with a late goal against Germany in Cologne.

France legend Michel Platini says Olivier Giroud ‘has quality’ to lead Les Bleus’ front line ahead of Ukraine game
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France legend Michel Platini says Olivier Giroud ‘has quality’ to lead Les Bleus’ front line ahead of Ukraine game

Giroud has played just 17 minutes out of Chelsea's three Premier League games this season but is tipped to feature in France’s starting line-up in spite of criticism for his overly physical style.

US House readies contempt resolution as Mike Pompeo defies subpoenas for records related to Ukraine
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US House readies contempt resolution as Mike Pompeo defies subpoenas for records related to Ukraine

The House has asked for the same documents that the state department turned over for a Senate investigation into Hunter Biden

Iran retrieves 19 seconds of cockpit conversation, other data from before missile hit Ukrainian jetliner
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Iran retrieves 19 seconds of cockpit conversation, other data from before missile hit Ukrainian jetliner

The shootdown took place after Iran's ballistic missile attack targeting US soldiers in Iraq, in response to an American drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani

Fighting fake news in Ukraine, Facebook fact-checkers tread an increasingly blurry line
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Fighting fake news in Ukraine, Facebook fact-checkers tread an increasingly blurry line

Many European countries struggle with Far-Right groups, but critics said they are tolerated to an excessive degree in Ukraine because they share a common enemy with the country’s intellectual mainstream: Russia

Ukraine to allow spectators to attend football matches after three months in ‘test mode’
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Ukraine to allow spectators to attend football matches after three months in ‘test mode’

Ukrainian Football Association head Andriy Pavelko said that the health minister “has just approved the admission of spectators in a test mode at matches which will take place on July 25 and 29.”

John Bolton's book says Donald Trump's offenses went beyond Ukraine; claims US president begged for China's help in re-election
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John Bolton's book says Donald Trump's offenses went beyond Ukraine; claims US president begged for China's help in re-election

In his new book, John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, describes instances when the president sought to halt criminal inquiries. He also says President Trump’s loyalists mocked him behind his back.

Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected
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Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected

The Chernobyl nuclear plant was evacuated in 1986 following an explosion that caused radioactive contamination.

UEFA Nations League: Title-holders Portugal to face world champions France in Group A
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UEFA Nations League: Title-holders Portugal to face world champions France in Group A

The group phase will start in September, after Portugal tries to retain its more significant title at the 12 June - 12 July European Championship

Coronavirus scare: Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China; health minister pledges to share quarantine facilities to quell fears
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Coronavirus scare: Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China; health minister pledges to share quarantine facilities to quell fears

Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police

Iran fails to put satellite into orbit for third time since 2019; setback comes amid US’ worry over advancement in Tehran’s ballistic missile program
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Iran fails to put satellite into orbit for third time since 2019; setback comes amid US’ worry over advancement in Tehran’s ballistic missile program

An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the US claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program

After surviving impeachment trial, Donald Trump returns to making inaccurate claims on Ukraine, New Mexico
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After surviving impeachment trial, Donald Trump returns to making inaccurate claims on Ukraine, New Mexico

President Donald Trump celebrated his acquittal by the Senate in meandering remarks made on Thursday, when he recited a familiar litany of falsehoods and misleading assertions about the impeachment trial against him, his political enemies and his own record

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
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US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy claims leaked audio clip reveals Iran knew immediately it had shot down aircraft
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Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy claims leaked audio clip reveals Iran knew immediately it had shot down aircraft

A leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew immediately it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, despite denying it for days, claims Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Donald Trump’s defence team to resume case in impeachment trial today; senators face vote to decide on hearing witnesses, likely to get 16 hours of Q&A time
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Donald Trump’s defence team to resume case in impeachment trial today; senators face vote to decide on hearing witnesses, likely to get 16 hours of Q&A time

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal

Ajay Kamalakaran's A Week in the Life of Svitlana documents the story of a single mother in modern-day Moscow 
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Ajay Kamalakaran's A Week in the Life of Svitlana documents the story of a single mother in modern-day Moscow 

Ajay Kamalakaran's latest work captures a week-long journey of the protagonist, Svitlana Khristenko, a single mother, in modern-day Moscow as she juggles multiple roles while retaining her acute political sensibilities amid the growing tension between Russia and her native Ukraine

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

Trump’s lawyers call obstruction, power abuse charges an attempt to 'interfere with 2020 election’, in response to Democrats’ filing ahead of impeachment trial
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Trump’s lawyers call obstruction, power abuse charges an attempt to 'interfere with 2020 election’, in response to Democrats’ filing ahead of impeachment trial

President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust

House Democrat leaders march Donald Trump's formal articles of impeachment to Senate; Nancy Pelosi says president will be held accountable
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House Democrat leaders march Donald Trump's formal articles of impeachment to Senate; Nancy Pelosi says president will be held accountable

In a dramatic procession across the US Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday