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Najib Saab – Environment Criminal Court

Should demanding the establishment of an Environmental Criminal Court be considered a step too far, then it might be necessary to review this stance based on the facts, which prove that environmental crimes are expanding more rapidly than other types of organized crimes, and are generating profits of over 300 billion dollars annually. What people […]

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Fed-up Iraqis Say Feuding Political Rivals ‘in Another World’

Baghdad, Iraq —  Two rival Shiite Muslim blocs are holding competing sit-ins in Baghdad, ramping up tensions in conflict-weary Iraq, but shopkeeper Mustafa says he’s more worried about how he’s going to make a living. “We have no work,” said the man in his 40s as a lone fan pumped hot summer air around his […]

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Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s military and local officials said. Both cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka have been considered key […]

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Draw for the playoff round of the Champions League

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Draw for the playoff round of the Champions League: Champions Path First Leg Aug. 16-17 Qarabağ (Azerbaijan) or Ferencváros (Hungary) vs. Sheriff (Moldova) or Viktoria Plzeň (Czech Republic) Bodø/Glimt (Norway) or Žalgiris (Lithuania) vs. Ludogorets (Bulgaria) or Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Maccabi Haifa (Israel) or Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) vs. Red Star Belgrade […]

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Ukraine Ready to Ship Grain, Awaits Signal for First Shipment

ODESA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine is ready to start shipping grain from two Black Sea ports under a U.N.-brokered agreement but no date has been set for the first shipment, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Friday. He told reporters in the southern port of Odesa that 17 vessels trapped by a five-month Russian […]

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Security Council can’t agree on statement lauding grain deal

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has been unable to agree on a statement welcoming last week’s deal to get grain and fertilizer moving from Ukraine and Russia to millions of hungry people around the world, Norway’s U.N. ambassador said Wednesday. The statement also would have commended Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkey’s government […]

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Russia says it wants to end Ukraine’s `unacceptable regime’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat said Moscow’s overarching goal in Ukraine is to free its people from its “unacceptable regime,” expressing the Kremlin’s war aims in some of the bluntest terms yet as its forces pummel the country with artillery barrages and airstrikes. The remark from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov comes amid […]

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Web3 gaming studio UnCaged, builder of MonkeyLeague, raises $24 million Series A | CTech

Israeli gaming startup UnCaged Studios, known for developing the first AAA Solana game MonkeyLeague, has raised a Series A equity funding round of $24 million. The raise includes some of the largest names in the gaming space, including Griffin Gaming Partners, Vgames, Maverick Ventures Israel, Drive by DraftKings and 6th Man Ventures. The Series A […]

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Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian defense ministry officials on Sunday insisted that an airstrike on the port of Odesa — less than a day after Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement on resuming grain shipments from there — had hit only military targets. “In the seaport in the city of Odesa, on the territory of […]

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Airstrikes kill more Ukrainians despite grain export deal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers recovered three bodies from a school hit by a Russian strike in eastern Ukraine, officials said Friday, one of a string of attacks on the nation. The casualties in the city of Kramatorsk followed a barrage Thursday on a densely populated area of Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, that killed […]