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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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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Iran applies to join China and Russia in BRICS club

Seeks entry to group including India, Brazil, S.Africa Argentina also applied to join BRICS, Russia says Russia says applications show West failing to isolate it DUBAI/LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Iran, which holds the world’s second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa that …

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Thirty-six still missing after Russian missile strike on mall kills 18

Moscow claims blaze at mall caused by strike on arms depot 36 people still unaccounted for KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 28 (Reuters) – Firefighters and soldiers searched on Tuesday for survivors in the rubble of a Ukrainian shopping mall, where authorities said 36 people were still missing after a Russian missile strike that had killed at …

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China slashes COVID quarantine time for international travellers

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, June 28 (Reuters) – China on Tuesday slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half in a major easing of one of the world’s strictest COVID-19 curbs, which have deterred travel in and out of the country since 2020. Quarantine at centralised facilities has been cut to seven days from 14, and subsequent …

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NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness, Stoltenberg says

Madrid summit to adapt NATO stance towards Russia Change driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine New strategy paper to brand Russia a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively boost the number of troops on high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies set to adopt a …

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Afghanistan earthquake: ‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts

The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the humanitarian space, like Obaidullah Baheer, lecturer in Transitional Justice at the American University of Afghanistan. “This is a very patchwork, band-aid solution for a problem that we need to start thinking (about) mid to long term… what do we …

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Malaysia Airlines nearing decision on replacing 21 A330s – CEO

A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying the first batch of tourists arrives at the airport as Langkawi reopens to domestic tourists, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Malaysia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – Malaysia Airlines plans to announce a decision …

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