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Ukraine hails 'turning point' after Germany toughens stance on Russia

Ukraine hails ‘turning point’ after Germany toughens stance on Russia

KYIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine welcomed what it called an “historical turning point” as German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited Kyiv on Tuesday backing Ukraine’s bid for full European Union membership and cutting energy ties to Russia. Baerbock is the highest-ranking German government official to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Feb. …

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South Korea's Yoon suggests 'bold' economic plan if North Korea abandons nukes

South Korea’s Yoon suggests ‘bold’ economic plan if North Korea abandons nukes

South Korea’s new president inaugurated on Tuesday Yoon made remarks after being sworn in Yoon has signaled a tougher line on North Korea But speech shows willingness to reopen denuclearization talks SEOUL, May 10 (Reuters) – South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, said on Tuesday that North Korea’s weapons programs pose a threat but that …

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Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope …

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Protests break out as Philippines election returns a Marcos to presidency

Protests break out as Philippines election returns a Marcos to presidency

Marcos leads unofficial tally by wide margin over rivals Philippine stocks fall, but peso up following election About 400 anti-Marcos protesters rally outside poll commission Poll body dismisses appeals seeking to disqualify Marcos MANILA, May 10 (Reuters) – The Philippines woke to a new but familiar political landscape on Tuesday, after an election triumph by …

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Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to lead celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east G7 says Putin’s actions ‘bring shame on Russia’ Mariupol residents evacuate, soldiers hold out in steelworks ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President …

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Germany's conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Germany’s conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Conservative CDU leads with 43.5% in early exit polls Energy transition a major campaign issue amid Ukraine war Election seen as bellwether for NRW election on May 15 BERLIN, May 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU won an election in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, a boost to the party of former Chancellor …

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Sixty feared dead in Ukraine school bombed by Russia, governor says

Sixty feared dead in Ukraine school bombed by Russia, governor says

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped civilians evacuated from Mariupol’s Azovstal plant G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – As many as 60 people were feared to have been killed in the Russian bombing of a village school in the eastern Ukrainian region of …

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Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein wins most seats for first time Calls for debate on Irish unification Scotland’s Sturgeon hails ‘historic result’ Government formation could take months BELFAST, May 7 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland Assembly election as a “defining moment” …

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North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets troops who have taken part in the military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 29, 2022 KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access …

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Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian …

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