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Putin humiliated as Pope Francis says supplying weapons to Ukraine is justified

Pope Francis has argued that it is morally acceptable to send weapons to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from Russian aggression.


Mass graves found near liberated Ukrainian city of Izyum

UKRAINE President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday accused Russia of perpetrating a horrific trail of death - after a mass burial site was uncovered in the newly retaken city of Izyum.


Ukraine LIVE: Kremlin embarrassment as Russia budgeting for 134k additional deaths

Russia's finance ministry is reportedly asking for supplementary money to pay off families of dead soldiers.


Business owners tear up energy bills in protest as prices skyrocket - VIDEO

A Consumer rights group in Italy initiated a mass protest against energy companies after it emerged that gas and electricity prices could double from October.

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Italy election sees Eurosceptics racing ahead in polls as bloc officials concerned

The likely new leader claims to be pro-EU but reportedly has European officials concerned for the future.

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Ukrainian forces release rare footage of successful counter attack against Russia

Footage emerged on social media of The 5th Separate Assault Regiment of the Ukrainian Ground Forces operating in Donetsk Oblast targeting Putin's troops.


Putin crisis as ultra-nationalist Russians aim ire at leader over Ukraine humiliation

The Russian President is also risking the support of foreign allies as his troops continue to lose ground in Ukraine.


Russia’s ‘backbone broken’ in key Ukrainian region as mass graves discovered in Izyum

The effort to retake the northern region of Kharkiv comes in tandem with a push against Russian forces in Kherson.

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Putin 'humiliated' as snubbed Russian left awkwardly waiting for world leaders - VID

Vladimir Putin's stature on the world stage has been shredded by Russia's recent losses in Ukraine, with two videos emerging from a recent summit this week showing President Putin made to wait for a meeting with his counterparts.


Entire high rise tower engulfed in flames as devastating smoke cloud rips through building

A huge fire has engulfed a skyscraper in the central Chinese city of Changsha, with the number of casualties currently unknown.

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Cases of new virus in China top its total for SARS

China, with 5,974 cases of a new virus, has fections than it did in with SARS, though the death toll is still lower. China had 5,327 cases of SARS in the 2002-2003 outbreak. China reported another large jump in cases Wednesday and a rise in the death toll to 132.

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Merkel Cabinet Approves Coal Exit Bill Setting RWE Compensation

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved delayed coal exit legislation that sets a time plan and compensation for closing over 100 hard coal and lignite plants owned by RWE AG, Uniper SE and a handful of other utilities.In last-minute deliberations, the coalition added bill details outlining compensation for shutting hard coal plants that may total as much as 2.2 billion euros ($2.42 billion). The estimate is based on a compilation of maximum prices that the government will pay for plant closures from 2020 to 2026.The legislation’s approval in cabinet marks a year of fierce wrangling between Merkel’s government, coal state governors and utilities over the cost of phasing out coal by 2038. From the sidelines, environmental groups and the opposition Greens urged Merkel to curb payments as the market increases pressure on coal power. The legislation must still run through various stages of parliamentary approval in coming weeks.--With assistance from Mariajose Vera.To contact the reporters on this story: Brian Parkin in Berlin at;Patrick Donahue in Berlin at pdonahue1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at, ;Ben Sills at, Raymond ColittFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


Dutch court throws out case against Israeli military chiefs

A Dutch court threw out a civil case Wednesday brought by a Dutch-Palestinian man seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. The Hague District Court ruled that the case filed by Ismail Zeyada can't proceed because the commanders, including high profile former military chief Benny Gantz, have immunity. Zeyada was attempting to sue Gantz, who is now a prominent Israeli politician, and former Israeli air force commander Amir Eshel.

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Israeli Cabinet postpones vote on West Bank annexation

A senior Israeli minister said on Wednesday that a Cabinet vote to endorse annexation of parts of the West Bank will not take place early next week, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge a day earlier to act quickly after the U.S. released a peace plan rejected by the Palestinians. Netanyahu said he would ask the Cabinet to advance the extension of Israeli sovereignty over most Jewish settlements and the strategic Jordan Valley, a move that would likely spark international outrage and complicate the White House's efforts to build support for the plan.


Bangladesh to improve schools for Rohingya refugee children

Authorities in Bangladesh in partnership with the United Nations will expand educational programs for hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya children living in refugee camps who are currently receiving only basic lessons, officials said Wednesday. The children, who fled with their families from neighboring Myanmar to the camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, now attend about 1,500 learning centers run by UNICEF that provide basic education, drawing and other fun activities. Under the new program starting in April, they will receive a formal education using a Myanmar curriculum from grade 6 to 9, the U.N. said in a statement.


Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus. A couple from Shantou, a coastal city in Guangdong province, recreated a childhood game at home for their children. In video posted on Douyin, a popular Chinese social media platform, the mom pretends to be a street vendor selling hoops made of cardboard paper.


Say hello to invisible Brexit

Brexit arrived with a thunderclap, but it is leaving with a whimper.

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Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection unveiled Tuesday at Berlin's Topography of Terror museum comprises 361 photos as well as written documents illustrating Johann Niemann's career. Niemann was the deputy commander of Sobibor from September 1942 until he was killed on Oct. 14, 1943, in an uprising by Jewish inmates.

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Coroner: 4 of 8 boat dock fire victims were children

Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. Tommy Jones, who lived on a 35-foot (11-meter) boat on the dock, helped others flee and swam to safety but lost his brother, who drowned trying to escape. An Alabama coroner said Tuesday that four of the eight victims were children.


Jet lands in US with Americans from China outbreak zone

An airplane that a federal official said was evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak departed Wednesday has landed in the U.S. The U.S. government chartered the plane to fly out diplomats from the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan, where the latest coronavirus outbreak started, and other U.S. citizens. The plane is making a refueling stop in Alaska before flying on to Southern California, the U.S. Embassy in China has said.


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