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Ukraine is going to become an official candidate for EU membership, here’s what that means

Ukraine is set to become a formal candidate for membership in the European Union, according to ministers and diplomats, in a symbolic but moral decision after the Russian invasion. EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign last week ‘s recommendation by the European Commission, the EU’ s executive branch. After several days of internal …

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Prosecutors are seeking 30 years in prison

Maxwell’s appearance at the trial proved that these allegations were false, prosecutors said, adding: “The accused is perfectly healthy, with full hair.” Maxwell was said to have “enjoyed remarkable privileges as a high-profile detainee far exceeding the benefits provided to the average detainee.” It is not surprising that a woman who has lived a life …

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The Loop: Earthquake death toll rises in Afghanistan, more medals in Australian Swimming Championships, Amazon unveils new plans for Alexa

Hello. Of Thursday 23 June and you read The Loop, a quick summary of today’s news. Let’s start here The Taliban say the death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan has risen to more than 1,000, with another 1,500 injured. Interior Ministry official Salahuddin Ayubi said the death toll was likely to …

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UK mom holiday horror as 2-year-old girl dies of bed bugs in Turkey

A devastated mom spoke of the traumatic moment when her two-year-old daughter contracted a deadly infection while at a five-star resort. A devastated mom talked about the traumatic moment when her two-year-old girl was attacked by a little girl on vacation and died. Allie Birchall was struck by a bacterial infection while staying at a …

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A 36-year-old American woman attacked and set herself on fire, with permanent injuries

A young woman “will never have the face she was born with” after being set on fire in a “horrific and unthinkable” attack in a park. Warning: Graphic A young woman “will never have the face she was born with” after she was set on fire in a Philadelphia park last week in a “terrible …

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A French court has upheld a ban on “burkini” in the city’s swimming pools

A day at the pool will be inaccessible to some women this summer in the east French language city โ€‹โ€‹of Grenoble, after a high court upheld the ban on swimwear known as “burkini” in public swimming pools. Following a series of demonstrations by local Muslim women, the city issued a decree in May 2021 allowing …

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Britain’s Eden Ashlin said the death sentence would be carried out, the family said

A British man has been sentenced to death by a court in a pro-Russian separatist republic for fighting in Ukraine he was told the execution would continue, his family said. A court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine earlier this month sentenced two British prisoners, Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, …

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Karen Andrews warns Albanian government to maintain temporary protection visas to crack down on human trafficking

The former Home Secretary insists that temporary protection visas must remain a message to prevent smugglers and asylum seekers from making the perilous journey to Australia. Former Home Secretary Karen Andrews has insisted that Labor should maintain temporary protection visas as a “mass message” to deter smugglers and asylum seekers. Four ships have been intercepted …

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China’s Xi warns of ‘alarm for humanity’ in Ukraine as BRICS leaders meet for virtual summit

Chinese leader Xi Jinping said the conflict in Ukraine “sounded the alarm for humanity” and at the same time condemned US sanctions against Russia, accusing the West of provoking Moscow. Basic points: Mr Xi comments in a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Forum Says sanctions could act as “boomerang” and “double-edged …

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Jamaican Kamina Johnson Smith sprints to oust Baroness Patricia Scotland says she is not a British puppet

Johnson Smith said she sees the Commonwealth’s common purpose, unity and common English-speaking ties as key to making the organization a more active global power, addressing issues such as climate change. Johnson Smith denied that her challenge for the top spot was too late to be effective. “As a foreign minister told me, if she …

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