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‘Uncommitted’ votes show Gaza impact on Biden

‘Uncommitted’ votes show Gaza impact on Biden

DEARBORN: Joe Biden’s campaign and top Democratic officials vowed to double down on efforts to win back former supporters after being hit by a much stronger-than-anticipated protest vote in the Michigan primary over the president’s support of Israel. About 13.2 per cent of Michigan Democrats cast a ballot for “uncommitted” in the nominating contest, following […]

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WTO braces for battles on fisheries, agriculture in UAE talks

WTO braces for battles on fisheries, agriculture in UAE talks

The world’s trade ministers are set for tough negotiations on Tuesday at a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Abu Dhabi, with fisheries and agriculture taking centre stage. The closed talks will take place on the second day of the WTO’s 13th ministerial conference which is scheduled to run until Thursday but could go into […]

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Navalny team says Russia threatening body’s burial at Arctic prison

Navalny team says Russia threatening body’s burial at Arctic prison

Russian authorities have threatened to bury Alexei Navalny at the Arctic prison colony where he died if his family does not agree to a closed funeral, the opposition leader’s team said on Friday. Navalny, the most vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, died on February 16 after three years in prison on charges widely seen […]

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Russia recaptures Avdiivka, biggest gain since May

Russia recaptures Avdiivka, biggest gain since May

MOSCOW: Russia on Sunday said it had full control of the Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, though some Ukrainian troops were still holed up in a vast Soviet-era coke plant after one of the most intense battles of the war. The fall of Avdiivka is Russia’s biggest gain since capturing the city of Bakhmut in May […]

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‘Informant’ charged with lying about Biden bribery

‘Informant’ charged with lying about Biden bribery

LOS ANGELES: The special counsel probing claims that Hunter Biden used his father’s power and prestige to secure millions of dollars in bribes from a Ukrainian firm has charged a one-time FBI informant with lying, according to a federal indictment. Alexander Smirnov, 43, is accused of fabricating claims that the US president’s son demanded the […]

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Jailed Thai ex-PM to be freed, says minister

Jailed Thai ex-PM to be freed, says minister

BANGKOK: Jailed former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to be freed, the kingdom’s justice minister said Tuesday, possibly as soon as the weekend — just six months after returning from 15 years of self-imposed exile. The controversial billionaire, twice elected premier and ousted in a 2006 military coup, was jailed for eight years on graft and […]

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Skydivers’ plane kills man on Mexico beach during emergency landing

Skydivers’ plane kills man on Mexico beach during emergency landing

A plane carrying four Canadian skydivers made an emergency landing on a beach in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Sunday, the state civil defence’s office said, resulting in the death of a 62-year-old man who was on the beach at the time. The plane was forced to land on a populated section of […]

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UN chief sets up body to probe Israeli allegations

UN chief sets up body to probe Israeli allegations

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General António Guterres established an independent body on Monday to scrutinise allegations regarding neutrality of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Guterres, in consultation with UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini, has assigned the leadership of this crucial review to Catherine Colonna, a former foreign affairs minister […]

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Retreating Myanmar troops enter Bangladesh for ‘self-protection’

Retreating Myanmar troops enter Bangladesh for ‘self-protection’

TUMBRU: Fighting in Myanmar raged close to the Bangladesh border on Sunday, with terrified residents reporting bullets crossing the frontier, medics treating patients and the government saying guards had fled seeking shelter. Aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said its medics in Cox’s Bazar had “received a large number of patients, following fighting at the […]

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Biden says he’s decided response to Jordan strike

Biden says he’s decided response to Jordan strike

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he had decided on a response to a drone strike that killed three American troops in Jordan but said he did not want a wider war in the Middle East. Facing growing pressure in an election year, Biden said he held Iran responsible for supplying the weapons […]

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