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'Hunger games': Top EU official blames Russia for global food crisis

Russia's dangerous 'Hunger games” is solely responsible for the global food crisis, European Council President Charles Michel said at the G7 summit on Sunday. Leaders of the world's seven wealthiest nations gathered in Germany for talks on...

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G7 summit kicks off in Germany with Ukraine top on agenda

Since the start of Russia's war on Ukraine, the first in-person gathering of the world's seven leading economies kicked off in Germany on Sunday with leaders discussing the war-driven food, and energy crises. The three-day event is taking place...

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G7 nations to ban import of Russian gold, says Biden

The world's seven richest nations will announce a ban on Russian gold imports, US President Joe Biden said on Sunday, as Moscow's war on Ukraine continues. Leaders of the world's seven wealthiest nations will gather in Germany for talks on...

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Torture is 'awful subject' that media shuns, says doctor on UN body

Torture is an "awful subject" that the media does not like to cover, according to Dr. Vivienne Nathanson, a member of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and former chair of its board. "This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations...

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Important for torture victims to understand rest of world cares: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The use of torture is prohibited by the UN convention against torture and other cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment. But many countries still employ methods of torture, which include beatings, waterboarding, electric shock, rape, sexual...

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Qatar’s emir, Algeria's president discuss ties, common interests

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune discussed the bilateral relations and issues of common importance Saturday with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, according to the Qatari news agency. The meeting was at the presidential residence in Oran,...

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More than 800 children separated from families in eastern Dem. Rep. of Congo clashes

The Uganda Red Cross is caring for 700 children who lost contact with their families in the wake of clashes between government forces and M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), an official said Saturday. Abel Nuwamanya, protection...

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Gabon, Togo join Commonwealth association

Togo and Gabon were admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations, bringing the number of countries in the bloc to 56, an official announced Saturday. The two historically French-speaking countries were officially admitted to the grouping at the Commonwealth Heads...

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Top Turkish, Singaporean diplomats discuss ties, int'l issues in capital Ankara

Türkiye's foreign minister met on Saturday with his Singaporean counterpart in the capital of Ankara, discussing ties between the two countries and regional and global issues. "We exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and global...

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Russia says it gained full control of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine

Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday that a few cities and settlements in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine had fallen under the full control of Russian forces. Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russian and Russian-backed forces in the region had...

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Kaliningrad at center of new crisis between Russia and West

The Russian semi-exclave Kaliningrad, located on the Baltic Sea and separated from the country's mainland by Lithuania, Latvia, and Belarus, has triggered a new crisis in the region. Lithuania's decision to block the transit of certain goods on...

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Wildfire in Türkiye’s Marmaris brought under control: Minister

A wildfire that broke out in Türkiye's southwestern resort town of Marmaris earlier this week has been brought under control, the country's agriculture and forestry minister said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters, Vahit Kirisci said that efforts...

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Georgians protest government for not being granted EU candidacy status

Protestors in Georgia on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili after the country was not given "candidate" status by the European Union. During the demonstration in the national capital of Tbilisi in front of the parliament,...

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Türkiye captures Greek spy, say security sources

Turkish intelligence agency on Saturday caught a Greek national determined to have been spying on the country on behalf of the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP). As a result of its investigations, the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT)...

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Ukraine reconstruction, food security to dominate G7 agenda

Leaders of the world's seven wealthiest nations will gather in Germany for talks on additional sanctions against Russia and the medium- and long-term reconstruction of Ukraine. The three-day G7 meeting at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps will start...

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Turkish security forces defuse bomb planted in truck in northern Syria

Turkish security forces defused a bomb planted in a truck in Syria's northern Jerablus region, bordering Türkiye, the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Saturday. According to the ministry, police received a tip that the truck carrying a bomb was left...

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Libyan leaders urged to establish legal basis for elections

The United States and four European countries have called on Libyan leaders to accelerate the establishment of a legal basis for holding elections in the war-torn country. 'We call on the House of Representatives, the High State Council, and their leaders...

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UN chief warns of 'unprecedented global hunger crisis'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday warned of an "unprecedented global hunger crisis," saying next year could be worse. "The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

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Jordan's king backs formation of NATO-style alliance in Mideast

Jordan's King Abdullah II said he supports the formation of a NATO-style military alliance in the Middle East region. 'The kingdom works actively with NATO and sees itself as a partner of the alliance, having fought shoulder-to-shoulder with NATO...

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Sweden, Finland should take concrete steps against PKK/YPG terrorists, says Turkish president

Türkiye's president told NATO's top official on Saturday that Sweden and Finland should take concrete steps against PKK/YPG terrorists. In a phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jens Stoltenberg discussed Sweden and Finland's intention to...

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Europe slipping back into COVID-19 hold

Europe seems to be slipping back into the hold of coronavirus as several countries have registered rising cases in recent days.  A week after Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, COVID-19 infections in the UK rose by 43%. The country's...

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US Senate passes bipartisan gun bill for 1st time in 30 years, House vote next

Just one month after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas which left 19 students and two teachers dead, the US Senate passed a long-awaited bipartisan gun control bill Thursday night by a vote of 65-33. "For too long, some politicians have tried to pit the...

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Joint energy exploration 'right way' ahead, China says after Philippines pullout

A day after the Philippines declared an end to negotiations with Beijing on joint energy exploration, China on Friday insisted that collaboration in oil and gas development remains the 'right way” ahead.  'Joint oil and gas development between...

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2,000 Ukrainian troops besieged in Luhansk, says Russia

Some 2,000 Ukrainian troops are besieged in the country's Luhansk region, Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday.  The troops, including servicemen, mercenaries and fighters of the far-right group Right Sector, are stranded between the Zolote...

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