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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine
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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Russia says it may shut down nuclear power plant, warns of effects of potential accidentA serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022.Alexander Ermochenko | ReutersRussia's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that it may shut down the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant if Ukrainian forces continue, as it claims, shelling the facility.Ukraine denies shelling the facility and instead blames Russia for endangering the nuclear power plant, saying it is storing ammunition and military equipment there.Ukraine and the international community have warned of the potential for a catastrophic accident at...
‘China Threat’ Emerges in Elections From UK to Australia
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‘China Threat’ Emerges in Elections From UK to Australia

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — It's not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the “China threat."The two finalists vying to become Britain's next prime minister, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, clashed in a televised debate last month over who would be toughest on China.It's a stark departure from outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s business-focused “Sinophile” approach and part of a hardening of anti-China rhetoric in many Western countries and other democracies, like Japan, that is coming out in election campaigns.Nations for years have sought to balance promoting trade and investment with the world’s second-largest e...