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Liberation has finally come to Ukraine's Kharkiv.  But scars of Russia's brutal occupation remain

Liberation has finally come to Ukraine’s Kharkiv. But scars of Russia’s brutal occupation remain

Kupiansk, Ukraine CNN — There is little respite in victory for Ukrainian forces in the recently liberated Kupiansk. Russian shells still hit its pockmarked streets, marring the skyline with plumes of black smoke. Intense damage is visible on nearly every building. A huge billboard with an image of a waving Russian flag stands next to …

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Biden and world leaders set to attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

Biden and world leaders set to attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

CNN — US President Joe Biden will join a long slate of world leaders on Monday for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral inside London’s Westminster Abbey, where royal pageantry will be on full display to pay tribute to a monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. World leaders, dignitaries, politicians, public figures and European royals are …

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Biden in London: Queen Elizabeth II was 'decent, honorable and all about service'

Biden in London: Queen Elizabeth II was ‘decent, honorable and all about service’

CNN — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Sunday paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, visiting her coffin lying in state at London’s Westminster Hall and signing condolence books at Lancaster House. The President on Sunday said the Queen was “the same in person as her image – decent, honorable and …

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Recession, candlelight winter and end of the world: really? – Trends-Trends on PC

Nice to see you again after the summer break. To talk to you about what? But what has been agitating our experts for a few weeks, namely a winter that we risk going candlelight due to the rise in the price of gas and more generally of energy. And as if that were not enough, …

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Opinion: The tyranny of Idi Amin -- and limits of a British welcome

Opinion: The tyranny of Idi Amin — and limits of a British welcome

Editor’s Note: Lucy Fulford (@lucyfulford) is a journalist and filmmaker focused on migration, conflict and climate. She is the author of a forthcoming book, “The Exiled: Empire, Immigration and How Ugandan Asians Changed Britain.” The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN — The plane carrying 193 passengers …

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What's open, what's closed on the day of the Queen's funeral

What’s open, what’s closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral

London CNN Business — Much of Britain will come to a standstill on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The government has declared the day an official holiday to allow people to pay their respects, meaning that all banks, the London Stock Exchange, public offices and most businesses will shut. The short notice …

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Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clashes: 24 killed in latest fighting to hit former Soviet Union

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clashes: 24 killed in latest fighting to hit former Soviet Union

Kyrgyzstan reported “intense battles” with Central Asian neighbor Tajikistan on Friday and said 24 people had been killed in the latest outbreak of violence to hit the former Soviet Union. Both of the small impoverished landlocked nations have accused each other of restarting fighting in a disputed area, despite a ceasefire deal. In a statement, …

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India's Modi tells Russia's Putin: Now is not the time for war

India’s Modi tells Russia’s Putin: Now is not the time for war

CNN — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have directly rebuffed Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that now is not the time for war. In what was the latest in a series of setbacks for the Russian leader, Modi told him of the need to “move onto a path of …

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Local politicians team up to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin

Local politicians team up to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin

The lack of a quick victory, the inability to take Kyiv and now the successful counter-offensives by Ukraine while Russia has lost so many troops and so much equipment has generated anger and discontent that Putin’s opponents are trying to harness. “There is a point where both liberal groups of people and pro-war groups of …

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