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Putin evokes Stalingrad battle as he vows victory in Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin compared Russia’s war in Ukraine with World War II and also lambasted Germany for helping to arm Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin has evoked a famous World War II victory over the Nazis to rally his nation while predicting a Russian triumph in the war in Ukraine. Marking the 80th anniversary of the World …

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Russia warns it will ‘gain world’s attention’ year into war

Russia’s top diplomat issued a chilling warning Thursday that Moscow “will do everything” to “gain the world’s attention” on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine — as the Kremlin was said to be preparing to launch a new offensive with up to 500,000 conscripts. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Moscow would …

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Hong Kong giving away air tickets to attract new tourists

Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular travel destinations in a fierce regional competition. During the pandemic, the city largely aligned itself with mainland China’s “zero-COVID” strategy and has relaxed its entry rules months slower than rivals such as Singapore, …

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy tells Fox News Russian offensive has already started

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that he believes Russia has already begun the anticipated offensive in the east, but also noted it’s a “complicated” situation. “The situation on the frontline is complicated,” he said in a sit-down interview with Fox News’ Trey Yingst. “Russia is preparing for the rematch. We can feel this.” “I …

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With Europe seething at Iran, Netanyahu takes off for meeting with Macron

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took off Thursday morning for Paris, where he will meet President Emmanuel Macron at  Élysée Palace in the evening. The two are expected to focus on Iran during their meeting, according to the Prime Minister’s Office, though Macron is also expected to talk about rising violence between Israel and Palestinians. Before boarding …

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American tourist arrested for vandalizing Jesus statue at Old City church in Jerusalem

Israeli police arrested an American tourist who allegedly vandalized a statue in a Jerusalem church in the Old City.  “We take very seriously damage to religious institutions and sites,” an Israeli police spokesperson said in a statement. “The police will continue to act against acts of violence and vandalism in the holy places of all …

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Pakistan says mosque bomber wore police uniform, breached security on motorbike

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people at a mosque in a police compound in the Pakistan city of Peshawar this week wore a police uniform and entered the high security area on a motorbike, a provincial police chief said on Thursday. The bomber behind Monday’s attack …

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There have been attacks in Kramatorsk today. Here are some pictures of the devastation.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in Strasbourg, France on January 18. (Philipp von Ditfurth/picture-alliance/dpa/AP) A joint European Union-Ukraine summit due to be held in Kyiv on Friday is “a very strong signal” of support, a senior EU official said in a briefing ahead of the meeting. Speaking to journalists in Brussels …

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