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Supreme Court ruling on gun rights divides U.S.

Supreme Court upheld Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that places restrictions on carrying a concealed handgun outside the home, a move likely to divide the nation further on the polarizing …

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EU leaders grant Ukraine, Moldova EU candidate status

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union (EU) leaders have accepted Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for membership of the bloc, European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday. “Agreement. #EUCO has just decided EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. A historic moment,” Michel announced on Twitter. EUCO is short …

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Iran, Russia vow boost to comprehensive ties

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran and Russia called for a boost to their comprehensive ties to benefit both countries, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in a Thursday statement on his meeting with the visiting Russian foreign minister. Raisi told Sergei Lavrov that continuous meetings and talks between the officials of …

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Iran condemns use of sanctions as political leverage

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran’s UN envoy said the Islamic republic condemns the imposition of sanctions by some governments as political leverage in their bilateral ties, Iranian Students’ News Agency reported on Wednesday. Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks on Tuesday at …

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Russia to deploy Sarmat ballistic missile system by year end: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the country’s first Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system would enter combat duty by the end of the year. “We will continue to develop and strengthen our armed forces, taking into account potential military threats and risks,” Putin said during …

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