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Vladimir Putin threatens ‘response’ if Nato military infrastructure on Nordic soil

Mr Putin’s statement, at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow, was the latest in a series of threats Russia has levied at the two countries in the three-month run-up to their decisions to join the alliance. Dimitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and Putin ally, threatened in April that Russia would …

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India bans wheat exports to deepen the global food crisis

Wheat prices in India have risen to a record high, in some places as high as 25,000 rupees (£263) per tonne, way above the government’s fixed minimum support price of 20,150 rupees. Earlier this week, India outlined its record export target for this fiscal year, adding it would send trade delegations to countries such as …

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‘Seized’ Picasso painting spotted in Imelda Marcos’ home after son’s presidential win

More than 160 paintings were included among Marcos’ most valuable treasures, including artwork by Van Gogh, Monet, and Matisse. According to reports, a task force was set up to seize the family’s ill-gotten assets. The Picasso painting was included among the list of assets seized during a raid at the family’s home in San Juan …

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Resurgence of Russian shelling reminds Kharkiv’s residents: Don’t get too comfortable

The success has so bolstered Ukrainian morale that debates have begun on social media about whether they should stop at the border, or push on to Belgorod – taking the war into Russia itself. But while the momentum in this part of the country is now entirely with the Ukrainians, the battle is far from …

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Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Russia is the “most direct threat” to the international order because of its invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Tokyo on Thursday. “[Russia] is today the most direct threat to the world order with the barbaric war against Ukraine, and its worrying pact with China,” she said after meeting …

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Vladimir Putin ‘gearing up for a prolonged war and will not stop at Donbas’

She added: “Combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions, and Russia’s current conventional military capabilities, the next few months could see us moving along a more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Appearing before the armed services committee in the US Congress, Ms Haines said that she expected more “ad hoc …

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Lovestruck prison guard on the run with escaped murder suspect dies after being shot in head

The multi-state manhunt saw hundreds of tips flood in from all corners of the country, including one that ultimately led to the pair’s arrest. “I had every bit of trust in Vicky White. She has been an exemplary employee. What in the world provoked her, prompted her to pull a stunt like this? I don’t …

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Bodies ‘dumped by mafia’ are coming to the surface as drought leaves Las Vegas lakes bone dry

A record drought in Las Vegas has led to the discovery of dead bodies in a dried-up reservoir, thought to have been dumped there by mafia gangs. Officers in Lake Mead, on the border of Nevada and Arizona, are working to identify “human skeletal remains” found over the weekend, just days after they were alerted …

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