UN General Assembly Suspends Russia From Human Rights Council

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The United Nations General Assembly has voted on a U.S. initiated resolution to suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over reports that Russia’s soldiers have killed civilians amid recent attacks. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, …

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Intel Suspends Business in Russia

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US chipmaker Intel Corp announced Tuesday it suspended business operations in Russia, joining Western companies to exit the country following its invasion of Ukraine. “Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for …

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More than 300 Rescue Dogs Starve to Death in Ukrainian Shelter

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Volunteers of an animal charity found more than 300 dogs dead at an animal shelter in Ukraine on Tuesday after Russian occupiers left them to starve in their cages for weeks. Volunteers of UAnimals, the animal charity in Borodyanka, discovered …

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Russian Embassy Ramming Attack in Romania Kills One

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A driver died ramming his car into the entrance of the Russian embassy in Bucharest early on Wednesday. The sedan rammed into the gate at about 6 AM but did not enter the Bucharest embassy grounds. A video of the …

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Russian Embassy in Ireland Runs out of Fuel

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The Russian Embassy in Ireland has been running out of fuel for heating and hot water and complained that several Irish oil companies have refused to deliver supplies. The Russian Embassy has written a letter, seen by the Irish Mirror, …

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Donors Give More Than $760M to Moldova

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European and international donors pledged to extend 695 million euros (USD 762 million) in aid to Moldova on Tuesday. Moldova is Europe’s poorest country and is hosting more than 100,000 refugees from Ukraine at a time of soaring energy prices. …

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Israeli Forces Killed 355 Palestinians and Injured 16,500 in 2021

The Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday said that Israeli forces have killed 355 Palestinians and wounded 16,500 in different attacks and raids in the year 2021. Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported that 87 children, 60 women, and 18 elderly …

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North Korea Threatens With Nuclear Weapons if Attacked

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Kim Yo Jong, the Deputy Department Director of the Publicity and Information Department of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, has threatened South Korea with nuclear retaliation if attacked after Seoul highlighted its supposed pre-emptive strike capabilities on Tuesday. Yo …

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Netherlands Opens Schools for Ukrainian Refugee Children

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The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education announced that temporary educational facilities for children from Ukraine have opened at various locations in the Netherlands on Monday.  Minister Dennis Wiersma said the facilities are now available in Arnhem, Ederveen, Eindhoven, Hengelo, …

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Russia Resumes Flights with 52 Countries

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said the country would end restrictions on flights to and from 52 “friendly” countries after April 9, after Moscow was cut-off from the West over the conflict in Ukraine. “Now, we are resuming flights with …

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