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President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of executing "an obvious policy of genocide" in eastern Ukraine as a mayor of one of the cities under attack warned it risked becoming a second Mariupol.
- Russian forces shelled the northeastern city of Kharkiv on Thursday, killing nine civilians — including a 5-month-old baby — and wounding 19 more, the Ukrainian leader said during his nightly address. The Russians' goal is clear, Zelensky said — to raze more towns in Donbas to rubble, as they did in Mariupol. "All this, including the deportation of our people and the mass killings of civilians, is ...

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- Live updates | Turkey keeps up pressure on Sweden, Finland ISTANBUL — Turkey's foreign minister says Sweden and Finland must now take "concrete steps" to alleviate his country's security concerns to overcome Ankara's objections to their NATO membership bid. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that delegations from the two Nordic countries have returned home with Turkey's demands after a visit this ...

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Analysis: Security Council split spells end of an era for U.S.-led sanctions on North Korea
- May 27 (Reuters) - A decision by China and Russia to veto new United Nations sanctions on North Korea pushed by the United States shattered any veneer of global cooperation, straining efforts to pressure Pyongyang as it prepares to conduct a new nuclear test. The two countries on Thursday vetoed a U.S.-led push to impose more U.N. sanctions on North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile launches, publicly ...

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China criticizes US as tensions rise in South Pacific
- China has criticized a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken focused on relations between the world's top two economic powers BEIJING -- China on Friday criticized a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken focused on relations between the world's top two economic powers, saying the U.S. was seeking to smear Beijing's reputation. In his Thursday address, Blinken said the administration of ...

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Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise
- DUBAI – Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington's crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The raid marks the first major ...

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A pivotal moment: Pacific faces a choice over China that will shape it for decades
- Pacific countries in the centre of a geopolitical tug-of-war between China and the US and its allies face a big decision this week Last modified on Fri 27 May 2022 20.40 EDT I t was the week that everything changed. For years, security analysts and politicians have warned of the rise of China in the Pacific. Officials representing Beijing have been working slowly and, for the most part, quietly in the small island ...

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Ousted Pakistani PM Khan issues ultimatum after disbanding violent protest march
- ISLAMABAD, May 26 (Reuters) - Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan disbanded a protest march by supporters on Thursday after clashes with police outside parliament, but threatened that they would return unless an election was called within six days. Khan had rallied thousands of supporters to Islamabad, with plans to occupy sensitive parts of the capital until Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gave in to his ...

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Al Jazeera's Abu Akleh killed by Israeli forces using armor-piercing bullet, Palestinian Authority investigation says
- Jerusalem (CNN) A Palestinian Authority investigation into the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has found that she was fatally shot by Israeli forces using an armor-piercing bullet, Palestinian Attorney General Akram Al-Khatib said Thursday. The announcement was immediately rejected by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Al-Khatib said the Al Jazeera journalist was running away from the direction of the ...

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