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Taiwan independence means war, Chinese envoy warns

The Chinese envoy to the United Kingdom warned that British and American interference in the Taiwan issue could result in a war, claiming that Beijing’s ties with the UK are now at a crossroads over the island. Taking to the pages of the Guardian in an op-ed on Tuesday, Chinese …

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UK PM rejects Scottish independence referendum, citing Ukraine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected a request by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to hold a legally binding referendum on leaving the United Kingdom. With Johnson fighting for his political life in London, he told Sturgeon that rising costs, Covid-19, and Britain’s support for Ukraine are more …

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Independence Day gunman eyed another attack – police

US Independence Day mass shooter Robert Crimo “seriously contemplated” a second attack, police said on Wednesday. Ultimately, the gunman decided that he “hadn’t put enough thought” into it. Crimo was charged on Tuesday with seven counts of first-degree murder and ordered held without bond on Wednesday. Two days earlier, he …

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Independence Day shooting suspect arrested

Authorities have apprehended a suspected gunman in the Highland Park, Illinois mass shooting, where at least six people were killed and dozens injured during an Independence Day parade on Monday. The suspect’s vehicle was spotted by a police officer around 6:30pm and following a “brief pursuit” he was taken into custody …

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Biden reacts to Independence Day shooting

President Joe Biden said he and first lady Jill Biden were “shocked by the senseless gun violence” in Highland Park, Illinois, where at least six people were killed and 24 wounded in a shooting at an Independence Day parade on Monday. Biden said in a statement that he was in …

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Shooting at Independence Day parade in US (VIDEO)

Five people have been killed and 16 more wounded in a shooting that hit an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, the local media reported on Monday, citing authorities.  The shooting took place about 10 minutes after the parade began at 10am local time in the Chicago suburb. Police …

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Germany has lost final traces of independence – Russia

One can hardly refer to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as an “offended liverwurst,” considering that when Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnik called him that, Scholz didn’t appear offended at all, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.  The minister was referring to a series of exchanges between Kiev …

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EU confirms date of its energy independence from Russia

The European Commission has confirmed that it expects the EU to remain dependent on energy imports from Russia for at least another five years, the TASS news agency reported on Monday. In response to a question posed during a press briefing in Brussels as to how soon US liquefied natural …

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Donbass republics call on Putin to recognize their independence

The leaders of Ukraine’s two self-declared breakaway republics have appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, requesting that Moscow recognize the separatist regions as independent states. Speaking in an address on Monday, the head of the self-declared Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, appealed to Putin, insisting that Moscow’s affirmation of …

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