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NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland expected to announce bid to join NATO Ukraine stops major route for Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe, US Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian battlefield supply lines KYIV/BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely …

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Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams 'collaborators'

Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams ‘collaborators’

Live-streamed footage shows people carrying a banner in the colors of the Ukrainian flag as they protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kherson, Ukraine, March 13, 2022 in this still image from a social media video obtained by REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kherson would be first area annexed …

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Setback for Moscow at moment when Putin had aimed for victory KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing a counter-offensive that could signal …

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Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant to produce fewer than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Plant halted work due to supplies issues – sources China’s COVID policies …

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UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, May 6 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council, including Russia, on Friday expressed “deep concern regarding the maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine” and backed efforts by the UN chief to find a peaceful solution in the body’s first statement since Moscow’s invasion. Security Council statements are agreed by consensus. The brief …

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Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come US to provide Ukraine security package worth $150 mln KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, accusing …

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Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters air defense zone

Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside military airplanes in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, May 6 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Friday to warn away 18 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, …

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Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

SLIAC/Slovakia, May 6 (Reuters) – Germany will deliver seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, on top of five such artillery systems the Dutch government already pledged, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Friday. Germany reversed its long-held policy of not sending heavy weapons to war zones last week following pressure at home and abroad for …

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Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer …

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