Counterattack: Russian troops pushed back to the border – Kyiv | Russia-Ukraine was News

If confirmed, it would suggest a counteroffensive by Ukrainian soldiers is having increasing success in expelling Russian forces from the northeast. Ukraine says troops defending the country’s second-largest city Kharkiv have pushed Russian forces back and advanced as far as the border with Russia. Fighting was reported near Kharkiv on Monday in what interior ministry […]

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In giant leap forwards, scientists grow plants in Moon soil | Space News

The breakthrough experiment sees seeds germinate in lunar samples collected during NASA’s Apollo missions decades ago. Scientists have for the first time grown seeds in lunar soil collected by US space agency NASA’s long-ago moonwalkers, an achievement that heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds. Researchers in the […]

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Sri Lanka gives emergency powers to army, police after violence | Military News

The government authorizes military and police to arrest people without warrants a day after the deadly violence and the PM’s resignation. Sri Lanka has granted its military and police emergency powers to arrest people without warrants after a day of violence that killed seven people and injured more than 200 and resulted in the resignation […]

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‘Stand to the end’: Can diplomacy rescue Ukrainian defenders? | Russia-Ukraine was News

Diplomatic efforts are under way to save Ukrainian fighters holed up inside a steelworks in Mariupol after they pledged to fight Russian forces to the death as battles continue to increase in ferocity. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a late-night video address that Ukraine was working on a diplomatic effort to save the defenders […]

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Indiana, Ohio primaries: Trump nod strong, Dems stay in center | Elections News

The first round of primaries ahead of the November midterm elections offered early indications of the US political temperature. The first round of primary elections before November’s midterm elections in the United States has offered glimpses of the direction in which the country’s two major parties are heading. The polls in the states of Ohio […]

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Taliban supreme leader makes rare appearance to mark Eid al-Fitr | Taliban News

Haibatullah Akhunzada appeared for only the second time since taking control of the Taliban in 2016 and hailed the ‘security’ situation in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s supreme leader Haibatullah Akhunzada appeared for only the second time since taking control of the Taliban in 2016 to tell worshipers celebrating Eid al-Fitr that the Taliban had achieved freedom and […]

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UN boss tours destroyed Ukrainian towns ahead of Zelenskyy talks | Russia-Ukraine was News

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, has called for accountability after touring devastated areas near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, where Russia has been accused of committing war crimes. The visit on Thursday, Guterres’ first to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February, comes two days after he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, where he […]

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World military spending tops $ 2 trillion for first time: SIPRI | News

The US, China, India, UK and Russia were the top five defense spenders, according to new data by defense think tank SIPRI. The global military expenditure has reached an all-time high, passing $ 2 trillion in 2021, according to a report by a leading defense think-tank based in Sweden, as spending increased for the seventh […]

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia rejected Easter truce | Russia-Ukraine was News

Orthodox Christians, the largest religious group in Russia and Ukraine, celebrate Easter on Sunday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Russia’s government rejected calls for a ceasefire over the Orthodox Easter holidays. “Unfortunately, Russia rejected the proposal to establish an Easter truce. This shows very well how the leaders of this state actually treat the […]

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How Imran Khan’s removal affected civil-military ties in Pakistan | Military News

Islamabad, Pakistan – Imran Khan is once again trying to bend the arc of Pakistani politics to his formidable will. Recently removed as prime minister, Khan has quickly returned to his political roots and is rallying his supporters against what he calls a rigged system. And his supporters are responding. At a rally in Karachi […]

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