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Vladimir Putin hit out at what he called “Western isolation” and heaped praise on Vietnam, as Russia’s president continues his tour of Asia. In an opinion piece, published to coincide with his arrival in Hanoi, Putin praised Vietnam for its “balanced” stance on the war in Ukraine. Ukraine war latest: UK says ‘bizarre’ deal should
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Ukrainian forces have struck a military airfield in Russia, targeting warplanes and glide-bomb facilities used to launch deadly attacks against Ukraine, a security source has revealed. The source said the operation on Thursday night was part of a “sustained campaign to degrade the Russian Air Force” just as Ukraine has done with Russia’s Black Sea
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Greece has shuttered tourist hotspots and schools across Athens as the first heatwave of the summer strikes. Temperatures were tipped to hit highs up 43C (109F) on Wednesday and Thursday in parts of the Mediterranean country. Meteorologists say the high temperatures is being driven by southerly winds bringing hot air and dust from North Africa.
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The vice-president of Malawi and nine others have died in a plane crash, the country’s president has said. The flight – carrying seven passengers and three military crew members – “went off radar” after leaving the capital, Lilongwe, on Monday morning. Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera announced the news in a live broadcast on Tuesday. This
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Joe Biden’s son has been found guilty of illegally buying a gun after hiding his drug use. Hunter Biden, 54, was convicted of three firearm charges in the first criminal prosecution of a sitting US president’s offspring. Prosecutors had said he lied on a form when buying a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018 by
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An aircraft carrying Malawi’s vice president and nine others has gone missing. According to the president’s office, Saulos Klaus Chilima was on board when the flight “went off radar” after leaving the capital, Lilongwe, on Monday morning. Rescue operations are ongoing, it added, after efforts to “make contact” with the plane failed. “The public will be
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Denmark’s prime minister is suffering from whiplash after a man assaulted her in Copenhagen on Friday. Mette Frederiksen’s office said in a statement on Saturday the prime minister had been rushed to a hospital for a check-up soon after the attack. She is otherwise fine apart from whiplash but had been left “shaken” by the
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Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen has been attacked in central Copenhagen. Ms Frederiksen was in shock after being hit by someone, the Danish news agency Ritzau said, citing the police and the prime minister’s office. A man has been arrested. It is unclear whether the PM has been left injured by the attack. This breaking
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