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Russia declares travel ban on 963 Americans including Biden

Russia said on Saturday it had so far banned 963 Americans from entering the country - including previously announced moves against President Joe Biden...

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of...

Putin’s Victory Day speech gives no clue on Ukraine escalation

President Vladimir Putin exhorted Russians to battle in a defiant Victory Day speech on Monday, but was silent about plans for any escalation in...

State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka as strike halts country

Sri Lanka’s president has declared a state of emergency for the second time in five weeks, giving security forces sweeping powers as a nationwide...

Biden announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine on Friday, providing additional artillery munitions, radar and other equipment in...

Poland and Bulgaria face Russian gas cut as Ukraine crisis escalates

Russia will on Wednesday stop supplying gas to Poland and Bulgaria, the two NATO and EU members said, an escalation in the deepening rift...

India suspends tourist visas for Chinese citizens as payback: Report

India suspends tourist visas for Chinese : India has suspended tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals, global airlines body International Air Transport Association (IATA)...

UN chief embarks on Moscow trip amid criticism

UN chief embarks: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will start a difficult three-day trip to Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday amid criticism for the limited...

Russia says over 1,000 Ukrainian marines surrender in Mariupol

Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday that 1,026 soldiers of Ukraine's 36th Marine Brigade, including 162 officers, had surrendered in the besieged Ukrainian port...

Ukraine says 20,000 escape besieged Mariupol; UK says Russian forces struggling

About 20,000 people have managed to escape the besieged port of Mariupol in private cars, the Ukrainian interior ministry said on Wednesday, but hundreds...