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Iran dismisses U.S. “lies” over Iran’s involvement in Ukraine war

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a U.S. official’s claims as “lies” about Iran’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. The ministry’s spokesman Nasser Kanaani tweeted that “apparently, lying and cheating are contagious among U.S. politicians who resort to fabrication for evil ends.” Jake Sullivan, Biden’s …

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Putin approves retaliatory sanctions over Russia-Ukraine conflict

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities in response to their “unfriendly actions” over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The measures will be taken in retaliation to “the unfriendly actions of the United States, foreign states and international organizations …

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Italy lowers fuel taxes to help tackle surging prices

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Italy’s government on Monday adopted a decree that eliminates excise taxes on some forms of natural gas and methane to help tackle surging energy prices due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to a statement from the office of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, excise taxes on gasoline, …

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Horn of Africa hunger could soar to 20 mln by year end: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million by year’s end, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger …

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