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Warplanes from China and Russia patrol the Sea of Japan as Quad leaders meet in Tokyo

As the leaders of the Quad met in person in Tokyo on Tuesday, Chinese and Russian aeroplanes conducted coordinated air patrols over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, and the West Pacific Ocean, in an apparent attempt to send a message of unity between Beijing and Moscow. The Chinese and Russian air forces […]

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Protesters in Sri Lanka demand a new government a day after riots killed eight people

On Tuesday, protesters and a leading trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new administration to take control of the country’s crisis, while the president appealed for calm a day after rioting killed eight people and forced his brother to resign as prime minister. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its greatest economic […]

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Zelenskyy wishes to obtain heavy weapons from US officials.

Ukraine will request more strong weapons from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin during their scheduled visit to Kyiv on Sunday, as part of efforts to fortify the country’s defenses against a Russian invasion. In an emotional address at Kyiv’s 1,000-year-old Saint Sophia Cathedral to honor Orthodox Easter, Ukrainian President […]

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1 200 bodies found near Kyiv
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Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for onslaught

 Ukraine’s president warned his nation Sunday night that the coming week would be as crucial as any in the war. “Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. He accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes. “When people lack the […]

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Indian imports of Russian energy represent only 1-2% of its total energy imports: White House

Noting that reporting energy payments by India is not sanctioned, the White House said New Delhi’s imports of Russian energy represent only one to two percent of its total energy imports. The White House also reiterated that it is not in India’s interest to increase its import of energy from Russia and that the Biden […]

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Ukraine crisis | Russia continues
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Ukraine crisis | Russia continues to pound Chernihiv

Britain’s defense ministry says Russia continues to pound Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, despite Moscow’s claim to have scaled back its offensive around that city and Kyiv. The Ministry of Defense says significant Russian shelling and missile strikes have continued. It said on Thursday that Russian forces continue to hold positions to the east and west […]

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US allies ready to retaliate for Russian cyberattacks
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US, allies ready to retaliate for Russian cyberattacks

The United States and its allies are prepared to respond to Russian cyberattacks amid escalating tensions over Ukraine, with the scope of retaliatory actions or sanctions depending on the severity of the hacks, U.S. and European officials said on Tuesday. U.S. President Joe Biden, speaking hours after Ukraine reported its defense ministry and two banks […]

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Ukraine tensions Fed hike talk drag on euro
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Ukraine tensions, Fed hike talk drag on euro

Tensions in eastern Europe weighed on the euro on Tuesday and pushed demand for the dollar and the safe-haven yen, while the greenback was also helped by debate about more aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes. The euro was at $1.1308 in early Asia having touched $1.1278 the day before, its lowest in a week-and-a-half. The […]

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Saudi Arabia transfers Aramco shares
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Saudi Arabia transfers Aramco shares worth $80 billion to state fund

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has transferred 4% of Saudi Aramco shares worth $80 billion to the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the government said. The shares will bolster the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) strong financial position and high credit ratings in the medium term, the crown prince said in a statement. The fund is […]

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Oil prices take a breather, OPEC+ sticks to output plans

Oil prices eased on Thursday following weak U.S. payrolls data and some profit taking, but remained underpinned by tight supply as OPEC+ producers stuck to planned moderate output increases. Brent crude fell 17 cents, or 0.2%, to $89.30 a barrel by 0420 GMT, after rising 31 cents on Wednesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down […]

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