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Russia pitches into first major external bond default in century

Russia pitches into first major external bond default in century

The Spasskaya Tower clock showing the time at noon is pictured next to Moscow’s Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record Grace period runs out on $100 million interest payment due May 27 US Official Says Russia’s Noncompliance Shows Dramatic Impact Of …

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U.S. likely to announce this week purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine -source

U.S. likely to announce this week purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine -source

The US and Ukrainian flags are displayed before the start of the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group meeting hosted by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, at the base U.S. aerial view in Ramstein, Germany, on April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com …

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NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

three-day NATO summit in Madrid; Biden will attend Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland’s request is a big deal NATO to agree on new defenses for the Baltic region Ukraine aid package aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Finland …

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Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles attack Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns attack as an act of “barbarism” G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to achieve one of their strategic objectives in Ukraine as Moscow-backed separatists said they were advancing on Lysychansk, the last …

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WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the growing outbreak of monkeypox in more than 50 countries needs to be closely monitored but does not justify declaring a global health emergency. In a statement on Saturday, a WHO emergency committee called many aspects of the outbreak “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox, which is endemic …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police prevented hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from taking place again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal avenue, but in recent years the government led …

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G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders meeting in Germany are discussing plans to cut Russian revenue from oil exports amid rising energy prices. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil in order to squeeze Moscow, which is benefiting from rising energy prices, and cut off its means of …

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Leaders at G7 mock bare-chested horseback rider Putin

Leaders at G7 mock bare-chested horseback rider Putin

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries mocked the sexist image of their absent adversary Vladimir Putin on Sunday, at a meeting in Germany dominated by President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian. As the suit-clad leaders sat down for their first three-day G7 summit meeting in the …

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