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2 Russian lawmakers branded traitors and ordered out of meeting for demanding Putin end invasion of Ukraine

Leonid Vasyukevich urges Vladimir Putin to stop the war in Ukraine during a session of the Primorksy Krai legislative assembly on Friday.YouTube Two officials in the Primorksy Krai region of Russia made an unexpected demand to end the war. The men upended a government meeting, were branded tractors and ordered to leave. Hardly any officials …

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Anyone who comes after Putin won’t necessarily be better for Ukraine, ex-Ukrainian FM says

Vladimir Putin “A change of government in Russia will not necessarily work in Ukraine’s favor,” he said. “There are various people in Russia who are trying to play different games,” Klimkin said. “For example, there’s a game around Navalny. I don’t rule out that this is a game played between certain Kremlin’s towers – to …

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UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

In this image made from online video, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during an online press conference in Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province on Saturday. Bachelet is on a six-day visit to China that includes Xinjiang, a region where the Chinese government has been accused of human rights violations. …

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Return to pounds and ounces in ‘common sense’ move ahead of Platinum Jubilee

fruit and veg Boris Johnson will pave the way for the return of pounds and ounces in British shops this week, in a “common sense” move heralded by Tory MPs as taking advantage of freedoms delivered by Brexit. On Friday, the Government will publish proposals to repeal EU-derived law requiring metric units to be used …

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First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting

GENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) – Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial US-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the …

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Yemen’s warring sides fail to end rebel blockade of 3rd city

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties failed to reach agreement on Saturday to lift a blockade by Houthi rebels of the country’s third largest city, the United Nations said, after three days of talks in the Jordanian capital. The failure virtually shuts down hopes that the blockade of Taiz will be lifted as it was …

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Sri Lanka police tear gas protesters opposed to president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka used tear gas and a water cannons Saturday to disperse demonstrators trying to approach the president’s office to demand he resign over the country’s ongoing economic crisis. The demonstrators were rallying to mark the 50th day of protests in which they have camped outside President Gotabaya …

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Ex-Proud Boys leader to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial

The former top leader of the Proud Boys will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist group to attack the US Capitol and stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, a federal judge has ruled. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio poses a danger to the public …

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Civilian death toll in Ukraine tops 4,000, UN says

Bombed school in Luhansk Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images Over 4,000 civilians, including 261 children, have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday. In Friday’s report, OHCHR acknowledged that the actual number of civilian casualties …

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