Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow

“I will get it done,” Marcos says Marcos praises father’s controversial rule Promises economic reforms, to heal divisions MANILA, June 30 (Reuters) – The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia’s most famous political dynasties, 36 …

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Civilian deaths mount as Russia presses attacks on Ukraine

Authorities say about 36 people missing after attack on mall Situation in Lysychansk is very difficult – Governor Gaidai Zelenskiy urges Security Council to expel Moscow from U.N. Russia calls Zelenskiy’s address ‘PR campaign’ for weapons Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 29 (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike killed …

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G7 summit 2022: Four takeaways from Biden’s trip

But exactly how long that might be remains an open question — and a source of anxiety — for leaders now departing the Bavarian Alps after a two-day summit of the G7. Here are four takeaways from Biden’s first major summit of his latest international trip: The war in Ukraine has brought Western leaders together …

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Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a …

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Mohammed Zubair: Indian police arrest Muslim journalist accused of insulting Hindus

Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, which debunks misinformation in the Indian media, was arrested Monday and remanded overnight in police custody, said KPS Malhotra, a deputy commissioner in Delhi’s Cyber Crime Unit. Malhotra said Zubair was arrested under two sections of the Indian Penal Code related to maintaining religious harmony. Zubair often …

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Scotland’s leader seeks new independence vote in October 2023

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON — Nicola Sturgeon, the most senior politician in Scotland, proposed Tuesday to hold a fresh referendum on Scottish independence in October 2023 through a maneuver that she hopes can bypass Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s refusal to permit such a vote. Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland’s semiautonomous government and of …

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