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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound …

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China says it 'drove' away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

China says it ‘drove’ away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of ​​operations, conducts underway operations in the South China Sea, in this handout picture released on July 13, 2022. US Navy/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – A US …

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Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 11 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on US sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring Yemen, according to four people familiar with the matter. Senior Saudi …

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Mourners throng Abe's wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-first at temple Abe shot Friday in crime that stunned nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former premier Shinzo Abe …

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Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

At least 18 killed in residential block, more missing Ukraine expects intensification of hostilities Rescuers make voice contact with survivors under rubble Residents tell of miraculous escapes Ukraine says rocket strike is ‘terrorist attack’ CHASIV YAR, Ukraine/KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russia opened fire with artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks around Ukraine’s second largest …

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Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

US-China tensions, Kiribati’s shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting

SUVA, Fiji, July 11 (Reuters) – Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday for the first in-person summit in three years. During the four-day meeting, Pacific island leaders will discuss how …

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Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Ukraine says Russian forces gather in east Blinken raises concern over China’s Russia alignment Canada returns Russian gas turbine despite Ukraine objections Zelenskiy fires several ambassadors, says new ones coming CHASIV YAR/KYIV, Ukraine, July 10 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and two dozen more are feared trapped after Russian Uragan rockets hit …

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EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of 'rogue moves' on gas

Canada will return repaired turbine for Nord Stream 1, expand sanctions on Russia

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, July 9 (Reuters) – Canada will return a repaired Russian turbine to Germany needed for maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, …

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