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Brit sentenced to death in Donetsk issues a stark warning

Shaun Pinner, a British citizen who fought with the Ukrainian forces and was sentenced to death on Thursday by a court in Donetsk, has issued a stark warning for all foreigners who might be considering joining the fight against Russian troops: “Don’t get into a war you don’t really understand.” …

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World Bank issues grim economic forecast

The World Bank (WB) has cut its global growth projection for this year from 4.1% to 2.9%, warning that many countries are likely to face recession. “Amid the war in Ukraine, surging inflation, and rising interest rates, global economic growth is expected to slump in 2022,” the Tuesday press release …

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US issues nuclear warning to North Korea

A senior US official has vowed a “forceful response” should North Korea conduct a nuclear test, following Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile launch over the weekend, which was matched by a similar show of force from Washington and Seoul. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with her South Korean counterpart, Deputy …

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Turkey issues strong warning to Germany and France

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned ambassadors from Germany and France to issue a note of protest over the unhindered activity of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in their countries. Ankara warned all NATO members, and particularly Finland and Sweden, who are trying to join the bloc, that it will not …

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EU issues projection on Ukraine’s grain exports

The EU is hoping for an increase in the volume of grain exports from Ukraine in June, European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean said earlier this week at a meeting with EU farming ministers in Brussels. “We hope that we will be able to reach 3-4 million [tons of grain …

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UK issues beer shortage warning

Britain could soon be hit by a bottled beer shortage as glassware production costs soar, according to leading Scottish wholesaler Dunns Food and Drinks. Suppliers are already starting to struggle with a glassware shortage after prices skyrocketed by 80% over the past year due to rising energy costs. “Our wine …

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JPMorgan issues US ‘wealth shock’ warning

US household wealth has fallen by at least $5 trillion so far this year amid an intense market selloff, according to a JPMorgan Chase note seen by Bloomberg. The losses could amount to $9 trillion by year-end, it estimated. According to the report, US billionaires are the biggest losers in …

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American ace issues fierce support for Wimbledon punishment

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has firmly backed the decision to strip Wimbledon of its rankings points following its ban on Russian and Belarusian players. Stephens called the move by the WTA “correct” and said “discrimination will never be tolerated” by the women’s tour. The WTA and men’s counterpart the …

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WHO issues forecast on monkeypox transmission

Europe should expect a wave of monkeypox cases in the coming months, according to Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s top official on the continent. “As we enter the summer season… with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission [of monkeypox] could accelerate,” Kluge said on Friday. …

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NATO issues response to Turkish terrorism concerns

NATO needs to deal with Ankara’s objections against the potential accession of Sweden and Finland to the alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The two Nordic nations have decided to seek NATO membership, but their bids have been undercut by Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last Friday that his …

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