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Russia, mired in war, faces economic pain and attempts to isolate it

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine plunged Europe into its biggest land war since World War Two, igniting a conflict that has killed thousands, displaced millions, pulverized Ukrainian cities and damaged the global economy. Despite warnings from US intelligence in the run-up to Feb. 24, many European and Ukrainian officials did not …

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Drone attacks oil tank at airfield inside Russia – governor

Kyiv region is facing among the most emergency blackouts US to enlist executives’ help on Ukraine energy assets Moscow: Ukrainian drones attack air bases in Russia, 3 dead KYIV, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A drone attack on an airfield in Russia’s Kursk region set fire to an oil storage tank, a governor said on Tuesday, …

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Ukraine says Russia pulls back forces from river towns opposite Kherson

Kyiv: Russia withdraws some troops from Oleshky, nearby towns Ukrainian embassy in Spain hit by letter bomb Heavy trench warfare in the east as winter sets in KYIV, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Thursday Russia had pulled some troops from towns on the opposite bank of the Dnipro River from Kherson city, …

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Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security

First device sent to prime minister’s office on Nov. 24 Four similar letter bombs were received on Wednesday and Thursday Ukrainian embassy official slightly injured by one device Ministry of Defense, arms manufacturer, air base also targeted ‘Homemade’ devices designed to burn rather than explode MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Bomb disposal experts defused a …

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Why Macron? Biden state dinner highlights France’s US appeal

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron at the first White House state visit on Thursday since the US Democrat took power in early 2021, is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also highlights the …

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Brexit Britain trapped in the middle as US and EU go to war on trade – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner sits the United States, whose Congress in August passed the Biden administration’s much-vaunted $369 …

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EU spyware probe has a problem: Spain – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Spain is proving the most troublesome country to probe in EU lawmakers’ ongoing investigation into spyware use around the bloc. The Iberian kingdom is the largest EU country where the use of hacking tools by governments has kicked off a major institutional crisis. 65 …

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Exclusive: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through …

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