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Deep in the eastern Ukrainian forest, this group of volunteers waits as Russia’s military creeps closer

“Of course they are coming,” Maxym says. “There are far more of them than us.” They’re dug deep into this dense eastern Ukrainian forest, not far from Slovyansk, and are part of Ukraine’s territorial defense — non-professional soldiers, most of whom signed up in the opening days of Russia’s February invasion. So far, they have […]

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Science

Supreme Court pushes US closer to “climate cliff,” say Pa. environment leaders

The Supreme Court has taken a major tool off the table to reduce climate pollution.  In a 6-3 majority decision, it struck down a now-defunct rule by the Obama EPA, the Clean Power Plan, that would have shifted electricity generation away from coal to cleaner natural gas, solar and wind.  The court decided that the […]

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Putin and NATO ‘closer’ than ever to war as Finland and Sweden move towards alliance

US President Joe Biden has vowed to defend “every inch” of NATO territory this week as Russia and Ukraine continue to fight. Speaking at the NATO meetings in Madrid, he said the alliance will be “ready for threats in all directions,” a reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. NATO allies have helped Ukraine with […]

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UK

Prince William has ‘got closer’ to Prince Charles after ‘iciness’ of Diana’s death

Diana, the Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Following her death, tensions mounted between Prince Charles and his two sons, who felt “very defensive” of their mother. However, in recent years, with Charles’ reign approaching, Prince William has “got closer” to his father after years of “iciness” between them. […]

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Sports

Man Utd ‘agree fee’ with Barcelona as Frenkie de Jong transfer takes big step closer

Manchester United and Barcelona have reached an agreement over Frenkie de Jong’s transfer fee as his switch to Old Trafford looms ever closer. The Red Devils are closing in on Erik ten Hag’s priority summer target and could complete a stellar deal within days. United have broadly agreed to pay Barcelona an initial fee worth […]

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UK

Norway, EU agree closer cooperation on batteries, raw materials

By Nora Buli OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norway and the European Union will closely cooperate on battery value chains and raw material supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change, they announced during a Norway visit by European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic. Sustainable value chains for minerals, metals and batteries help decarbonise […]

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Technology

A Closer Look at China’s Cloud Service Market, Guessing Who Will Succeed? [1/2]

The current market of cloud service in China is roughly dominated by several prominent companies, such as Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, Baidu, JD.com, and others. Each of these companies has its own uniqueness. The B-end business still has much space to fill. Therefore, we believe that when the cloud service penetrates more sub-sectors, more opportunities are […]

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Automotive

Self-driving cars move a step closer as MPs prepare to allow drivers to watch TV

The development of self-driving vehicles could create around 38,000 new jobs in Britain and be worth £41.7 billion to the economy by 2035, according to the DfT. In April last year, the department said it would allow hands-free driving in vehicles with lane-keeping technology on congested motorways, at speeds of up to 37mph. A full […]

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World

Ukraine Updates: Russia Appears Closer to Defaulting on Foreign Debt

G7 leaders last year in Britain.Credit…Pool photo by Patrick Semansky International summits are usually highly scripted, and not meant to produce candid moments. But Group of 7 conferences have occasionally offered telling snapshots of the relationships among global leaders. Last year, at the summit in Cornwall, Britain, the awkward contortions of pandemic life led to […]

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Finance

China’s ambassador to Australia heckled as he calls for closer ties

Beijing and Canberra should reset their relations following the election of a Labor government, China’s envoy to Australia said in a rare public speech that was interrupted repeatedly by human rights protesters. Xiao Qian, who was appointed China’s ambassador in January, was questioned on the fraying of ties between two countries, trade tariffs and the […]