UNGA President highlights need for ‘more equal’ assistance for sustainable recovery

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg displays documents as Sweden and Finland applied for membership in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday May 18, 2022. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join…

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A view shows gas wells at Bovanenkovo gas field owned by Gazprom on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia halts gas supplies to NATO members Poland and Bulgaria

WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV (Reuters) – Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday for rejecting its demand for payment in roubles, taking direct aim at European economies in its toughest…

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War in Ukraine sends construction material prices in Thailand soaring

The Russian invasion of and subsequent war in Ukraine are driving up the prices of construction materials in Thailand, especially iron rod and steel products, the prices of which have…

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Refugee women with children walk to boarding transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 01, 2022, the United Nations holds its second day of emergency special session General Assembly meetings on the Russia-Ukraine conflict in New York City. – The UN General Assembly will vote on April 7, 2022, on suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council following allegations that Russian troops deliberately murdered civilians in Bucha, Ukraine, the assembly presidency said. (Photo by Andrea RENAULT / AFP)

Thailand abstains in vote to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council

Thailand, highlighting “inclusivity”, abstained from a vote to suspend Russia from UN Human Rights Council over its aggression against Ukraine during the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Thailand was…

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Thailand’s inflation in March highest in 13 years, likely to increase

Thailand’s inflation in March increased to 5.73% year on year, which is the highest monthly rise in 13 years, largely due to the price increases for oil, electricity and food…

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Thailand, China share some common aims on Ukraine

Thailand and China share four common aims concerning the situation of Ukraine after their consultation in Huangshan in Anhui, China, over the weekend, according to an informed source. The source…

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra delivers a speech next to France’s European and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a press conference, in Paris, Friday Jan 28, 2022. (Thomas Coex/Pool photo via AP, File)

Europeans expel dozens of Russian envoys to combat espionage

THE HAGUE (AP) — In what appeared to be a coordinated action to tackle Russian espionage, at least four European allies expelled dozens of Russian diplomats on Tuesday. The expulsions…

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Worries raised over possible fertiliser shortage in Thailand amid war in Ukraine

Thailand may experience fertiliser shortages in April and May and prices are expected to increase further as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine. President of Thai Fertiliser and…

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Reba McEntire performs “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A moment of silence, and a plea, for Ukraine at Oscars

For 30 seconds, the Oscars went silent for Ukraine. A tribute that started with words from the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis ended with the Academy Awards fading to black about midway through Sunday’s…

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People watch as smoke rises after an airstrike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lviv, Ukraine March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

Rockets strike Ukraine’s Lviv as Biden says Putin ‘cannot remain in power’

WARSAW/LVIV, Ukraine, March 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden described Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a butcher who “cannot remain in power” after meeting Ukrainian refugees in Poland, as…

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Front row from 3rd L: Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo , NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President Joe Biden, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose with the leaders of the US-led military alliance as they pose for a family photo at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on March 24, 2022. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

Europe’s security challenges in the years ahead

NATO’s emergency summit in Brussels has shown Europe’s willingness to come together and increase their overall defence cooperation. A joint statement, issued on Thursday, says that the NATO leaders have…

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A man holds his head as he stands in his apartment in a multi-story house that was destroyed following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine says Moscow is forcibly taking civilians to Russia

KYIV (AP) — Ukraine accused Moscow on Thursday of forcibly taking hundreds of thousands of civilians from shattered Ukrainian cities to Russia, where some may be used as “hostages” to…

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Thailand’s army-run TV channel meets Russian, Ukrainian embassies, defends the move

Thailand’s army-run Channel 5 executives on Thursday met with the Ukrainian Chargé d’affaires to Thailand, three days after meeting the Russian ambassador to Thailand for cooperation in news coverage, while defending the…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 23, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

Russia will only accept rubles for gas deliveries to Europe: Putin

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia will only accept payments in rubles for gas deliveries to “unfriendly countries”, which include all EU members, after Moscow was hit by unprecedented…

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President Joe Biden speaks Monday, March 21, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden heads to Europe to bolster West’s unity, toughen Russia sanctions

President Joe Biden leaves Wednesday for Europe on a mission to bolster Western unity, and ramp up unprecedented sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine and attempting to upset the post-Cold…

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Thailand helps stranded tourists from Russia and Ukraine

Thailand helps stranded tourists from Russia and Ukraine

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the resulting imposition of sanctions, more than 8,000 citizens from the two countries have found themselves stranded in Thailand. At the weekly Cabinet…

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People gather in Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, to watch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video address to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Zelenskyy evokes Holocaust as he appeals to Israel for aid

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Sunday called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia, delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his country to the…

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