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Putin’s war sets Russian economy back 4 years in single quarter |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin’s war sets Russian economy back 4 years in single quarter | Russia-Ukraine war News

A wave of international sanctions after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted Russia’s trade and threw various of its industries into paralysis. By Bloomberg NewsBloomberg Published On 12 Aug 2022Aug 12, 2022 President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine set Russia’s economy back four years in the first full quarter after the attack, putting it on track …

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Cetinje shooting: 11 killed in Montenegro gun attack

CNN — At least 11 people were killed, including two children, in a deadly mass shooting in Montenegro’s southern city of Cetinje on Friday, according to state media RTCG. According to Montenegrin Police Chief Zoran Brđanin, the suspected shooter first attacked a family that was living in his house as tenants. “He killed two children, …

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Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China’s increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with Russia, whose invasion of Ukraine is seen as a possible first step …

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‘Hunger stones’ resurface as Europe faces historic drought

Water levels in rivers across Europe are dropping in the historic drought, revealing “hunger stones” carved with centuries-old warnings of famine and hardship. Petr David Josek PA Water levels have dropped in major rivers across Europe as the region suffers under a historic drought. In those dry riverbeds, centuries-old warning messages have emerged, locals report. …

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Low water on Rhine poses new threat to Germany’s economy

Dortmund/London CNN Business — Germany’s Rhine river is getting too dry, snarling supply chains and creating more problems for its struggling economy. Water in the river has dropped to “exceptionally low” levels in some areas, disrupting shipping on the country’s most important inland waterway, German officials told CNN on Friday. A lack of rainfall in …

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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as …

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine facing ‘grave hour,’ UN watchdog says

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi warned that parts of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant had been knocked out due to recent attacks, risking an “unacceptable” potential radiation leak. “IAEA experts believe that there is no immediate threat to nuclear safety,” but “that could change at any time,” Grossi said. “Any military …

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Seven Russian warplanes destroyed as large blasts rock Crimea air base

A destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka is seen on July 29. (AP) On the morning of July 29, just hours after more than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed at a detention center in the Donetsk region, a Russian reporter at the scene displayed remnants of a US-made HIMARS rocket. It was …

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Europe reels as repeated heatwaves cause chaos

Firefighting aircraft from Greece and Sweden will arrive in France on Thursday while other EU governments including Germany, Poland, Austria and Romania are also mobilizing resources to help France fight its raging wildfires, the French government announced. “Today, we benefit fully from European solidarity,” Borne told reporters during a visit to the town of Hostens …

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