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G7 rejects Russia’s demand to pay gas deliveries in rubles

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | The Group of Seven (G7) has agreed to reject Russia’s demand to pay gas deliveries in rubles, said German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck on Monday. Russia’s demand was “a unilateral and clear breach of existing contracts,” Habeck, who is also the German minister for economic affairs and …

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Ukraine looks for peace at fresh talks with Russia: Zelensky

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Ukrainian delegation is looking for peace at the fresh round of talks with Russia, the presidential press service reported Monday. “Our goal is obvious — peace and the restoration of normal life in our native state as soon as …

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Is U.S. inflation getting worse or better?

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. inflation is at highs not seen in 40 years. While some say there’s no end in sight, others believe inflation will taper off in the second half. The last two years have been some of the most tumultuous the U.S. economy has experienced since …

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Ukraine ready to exchange prisoners with Russia: Zelensky

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that his country stands ready for an all-for-all prisoner exchange with Russia before the end of hostilities, the presidential press service reported. “I believe that there is an agreement to exchange everyone for everyone, we have this number — …

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Victims of China plane crash mourned

Nanning, China | Xinhua |  A memorial event was held Sunday at the crash site of the China Eastern Airlines plane to mourn the deaths of the 132 people involved in the accident. At about 2 p.m., as the sound of horns blared throughout a mountainous area in Tengxian County, …

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Blinken: Israel, US to cooperate to prevent nuclear-armed Iran

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel and the United States will “work together” to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons despite their disagreements over the emerging nuclear deal, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Sunday after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “We have disagreements between us about …

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Biden supports Russia’s exclusion from G20

  Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua |  U.S. President Joe Biden has said he was in favor of Russia being excluded from the Group of 20 (G20). If Russia is not excluded, at least Ukraine should also be invited to the G20 group as an observer, said Biden at a press …

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