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Military command orders stopping defense of Mariupol: Ukraine’s Azov Regiment

Ukraine’s Azov Regiment said the military command has issued an order to save the lives of soldiers and stop the defense of Mariupol. The commander of the regiment also said in a video statement published on Friday that civilians and heavily wounded Ukrainian fighters had been evacuated from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. Denys Prokopenko …

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Russia says ‘nearing’ full control of Ukraine’s Lugansk

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday Moscow was nearing full control of Ukraine’s eastern separatist region of Lugansk. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24 under the guise of protecting the Russian-speaking population there, especially in the breakaway regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. For all the latest headlines follow …

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Elon Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant on private jet

Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as “utterly untrue” claims in a news report that he had sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016. Business Insider reported earlier on Thursday that Musk’s SpaceX paid $250,000 in 2018 to settle a sexual harassment claim from an unnamed …

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EU cuts eurozone growth forecast to 2.7 pct as Ukraine war bites

The European Commission on Monday sharply cut its eurozone growth forecast for 2022 to 2.7 percent, blaming skyrocketing energy prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war also spurred the EU’s executive to revisit its eurozone inflation prediction for 2022, with consumer prices forecast to jump by 6.1 percent year-on-year, much higher than the …

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Iran respects Lebanese people’s decision in parliamentary vote: Official

Iran said on Monday it respected the votes cast by people in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, where unofficial results showed some of Tehran-backed Hezbollah’s oldest allies suffering losses and their opponents gaining more seats. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “Iran respects the vote of Lebanese people… Iran …

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Sri Lanka opposition, protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday in rejecting the appointment of a new prime minister, and insisted the president resign because of the country’s disastrous economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed veteran opposition politician Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister late on Thursday, but the comments signaled it was not likely to …

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Interim Israeli military probe into death of Al Jazeera reporter inconclusive

Interim findings of an Israeli military probe into the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh are inconclusive, Israeli media outlet Ynet reported on Friday. The probe has raised two possibilities, Ynet said quoting the military. The first, that Abu Akleh, killed on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, was hit by massive Palestinian …

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