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 G7 extends support Ukraine 'as long as it takes', cranks up sanctions on Russia

  • The statement was issued on the second day of the summit taking place at a castle in the Bavarian Alps, shortly after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addressed G7 leaders on the war via video link.
G7 leaders pose for group photograph ahead of the G7 Summit, at Schloss Elmau in Germany.
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:33 PM IST
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What is ‘Disease X’ and why are UK experts raising alarm over it?

According to the World Health Organisation, “Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.”
According to the World Health Organisation, Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.(AP)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:20 PM IST
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How Ukrainian defenders left Sievierodonetsk in boats under cover of night

Russian forces fully occupied the frontline eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday. This is Kyiv's biggest battlefield setback for more than a month.
FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian service members cross a river outside the city of Sievierodonetsk, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 05:59 PM IST
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Japan sees record temperatures, appeals to conserve power: A lowdown

Earlier in March, Japan had issued a power supply warning after it witnessed critical levels in Tokyo.
Japan sees record temperatures, appeals to conserve power(AP)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 02:21 PM IST
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Sri Lanka sends two ministers to Russia negotiate for fuel amid crisis

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said two ministers are scheduled to leave for Russia on Monday to continue in-person talks.
Sri Lanka sends two ministers to Russia negotiate for fuel amid crisis(@SriLankaTweet)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 02:21 PM IST
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Egypt, one of world's biggest wheat importers, to buy 180K

As Egypt sought to diversify import origins, Supply Minister Aly Moselhy said in May that it had agreed to buy 500,000 tonnes of wheat from India.
Egypt, one of world's biggest wheat importers, to buy 180K(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 01:53 PM IST
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PM Modi, Trudeau set to meet on sidelines of G7 summit

This will be first in-person meeting between the two PMs since Trudeau’s unprompted remarks in December 2020 on the farmers’ agitation which caused tensions in ties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Community event, in Munich, Germany on Sunday. (ANI/)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time in a century | 5 points

  • During Russia’s financial crisis and ruble collapse of 1998, President Boris Yeltsin’s government defaulted on $40 billion of its local debt.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 08:55 AM IST
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Indian Navy has questions on China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian

  • While the US Navy is still struggling to bring electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) onboard nuclear powered supercarrier Gerald Ford at par after five years of operations, questions are being raised on how the PLAN will operate EMALS onboard steam powered Fujian.
China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian, which was launched on June 17, 2022.
Published on Jun 27, 2022 08:33 AM IST
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Ukraine war could boost illegal drug production: United Nations

Previous experience from the Middle East and Southeast Asia suggests conflict zones can act as a "magnet" for making synthetic drugs, which can be manufactured anywhere, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in its annual report.
The UNODC report also noted that conflict could shift and disrupt drug trafficking routes, with suggestions that trafficking in Ukraine has fallen since early 2022.(File photo. Representative image)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 08:08 AM IST
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As G7 bashes him, Putin to make 1st foreign trip since Ukraine war

Putin's last known trip outside of Russia was a visit to China's Beijing in early February.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 09:00 AM IST
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Cannabis use has risen with legalization and Covid lockdowns: UN report

Cannabis has long been the world's most widely used drug and that use is increasing while the cannabis on the market is getting stronger in terms of its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, said the report.
Cannabis use has risen with legalization and Covid lockdowns: UN report(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 07:08 AM IST
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Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch: Lawyers

They said Maxwell was transferred after reporting threats to her safety by MDC staff to the federal Bureau of Prisons' inspector general.
File photo of Ghislaine Maxwell.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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G7 leaders mock Putin in jokes about stripping off

  • "Jackets on? Jackets off? Do we take our coats off?" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked as he sat down at the table in Bavaria's picturesque Elmau Castle, where Chancellor Olaf Scholz was hosting the summit of seven powerful democracies.
File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 05:39 AM IST
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At least 20 dead in South African club; cause not yet known

  • It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams.
Police are seen outside a township pub in South Africa's southern city of East London.(AFP)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 01:14 AM IST
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US Supreme Court decision spurs French government into action

  • The landmark ruling by the conservative-majority court on Friday overturned almost five decades of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States, allowing individual states to regulate the procedure.
France was one of several US allies to condemn the decision, with President Emmanuel Macron denouncing a threat to women’s freedom.(Agencies)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 01:10 AM IST
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G7 unveils rival to China’s BRI

  • “Together with G7 partners, we aim to mobilise $600 billion by 2027 in global infrastructure investments,” the White House said shortly ahead of a speech by Biden unveiling the proposal.
President Joe Biden speaks and formally launches the global infrastructure partnership, on the margins of the G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany.(AP)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 05:45 AM IST
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Russia slides towards default as payment deadline expires

  • A grace period on about $100 million of missed bond payments - blocked because of wide-ranging sanctions - was set to end on Sunday night, fast approaching as this paper was going to print.
Foreign currency exchange rates for US dollars, Russian rubles and British pounds displayed outside an exchange bureau in Riga, Latvia.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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Russian missiles rock Kyiv as G7 leaders hold summit

  • One person died and four people, including a seven-year-old girl, were taken to hospital following the early morning strikes, said city mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Smoke rises after a missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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The genesis and the impact of America’s abortion ban verdict

Friday’s judgment is undoubtedly a victory for Republican Party, social conservatives and the country’s Christian Right.
Abortion-rights activists outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday. (AP)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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At G7 roundtable, leaders mock bare-chested horseback rider Putin

The G7 leaders discussed efforts to further isolate Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, which has killed thousands of people and driven millions from their homes.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France's President Emmanuel Macron attend a round table for their first working session of G7 group at Bavaria's Schloss Elmau Castle, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 10:37 PM IST
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Four G7 powers impose gold export ban on Russia, announces Britain

  • Worth 12.6 billion pounds ($15.5 billion) to the Russian economy in 2021, gold – a refuge commodity in times of turmoil – is a major export for the country.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 09:53 PM IST
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Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge is a Chinese success story, claims media

China’s official media has closely tracked the development of the bridge, given that the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group (MBEC) has been behind its construction
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurating the 6.15km long Padma Bridge at Mawa point in Munshiganj. (AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:44 PM IST
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Curious case of Pakistan's Sajid Mir, mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

  • This is the curious case of Sajid Mir, one of the masterminds of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, in 2008.
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Updated on Jun 26, 2022 03:38 PM IST
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South Africa makeshift nightclub death toll climbs to 20: Safety official

  • "The number has increased to 20, three have died in hospital. But there are still two who are very critical," head of the provincial government safety department Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe said on local TV.
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Published on Jun 26, 2022 03:06 PM IST
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US president Joe Biden says ‘G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war’

Biden and his counterparts will huddle on the summit's opening day Sunday to discuss how to secure energy supplies and tackle inflation, aiming to keep the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine from splintering the global coalition working to punish Moscow.
US president Joe Biden says ‘G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war’(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 02:05 PM IST
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‘Do something’: Joe Biden signs rare bipartisan gun control legislation

Calling it a ‘monumental day’, US President Joe Biden acknowledged that the law doesn’t go far enough but claimed it would save lives
US First Lady Jill Biden looks on as US President Joe Biden signs the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Saturday. (AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 01:51 PM IST
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Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices as US delegation arrives

The announcement came a day after Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said there would be an indefinite delay in getting new shipments of oil.
People wait in a long queues to buy fuel for their vehicles at a filling station in Colombo, Sri Lanka.(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 12:44 PM IST
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China’s Dandong warned of risks for continuous Covid flareups

The Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, reported seven asymptomatic cases for Saturday -- half the total number of cases in all of mainland China for the day.
China’s Dandong warned of risks for continuous Covid flareups (STR / AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 12:16 PM IST
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