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Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister
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Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister

Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to the U.N.’s aviation agency, Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister, told Reuters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly. “It’s important that Russia is held accountable for its actions, and we will not be supporting Russia’s nomination to the council,” Alghabra said.A vote to elect countries to ICAO’s 36-member governing council is to be held on Saturday. Read more: Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Read More Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Asked if he expects other...
Kazakhstan Says It Won’t Recognise Referendums in Eastern Ukraine
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Kazakhstan Says It Won’t Recognise Referendums in Eastern Ukraine

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan, one of Russia's close ex-Soviet partners, will not recognise the possible annexation of Ukraine's eastern regions by Russia through referendums held there, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Monday.Voting took place in four Ukrainian regions mostly held by Russian forces, the start of a plan by President Vladimir Putin to annex a big chunk of Ukraine in what the West says is violation of international law that significantly escalates war in the country. Russia calls its actions in Ukraine "a special military operation"."As for the holding of referendums ... Kazakhstan proceeds from the principles of territorial integrity of states, their sovereign equivalence and peaceful coexistence," ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov said.Kazakh Presid...
Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster
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Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Europe's largest nuclear plant said plans are underway to shut down its only remaining operational reactor, as ongoing fighting in Ukraine continues to stoke fears of a potentially catastrophic radiation accident.The stability of Zaporizhzhia, a Russian-controlled nuclear plant in southern Ukraine that is also one of the largest atomic power stations in the world, has been a source of international concern for weeks. Shelling in the plant's vicinity has repeatedly cut transmission lines that connect it to the surrounding power grid and provide the electricity necessary to run systems that cool the reactors. Jeopardizing the plant's cooling systems increases risks of a meltdown. Nuclear operator Energoatom announced on Sunday that Zaporizhzhia had been reconnected to Ukraine's el...
U.S. Mediator Says ‘Very Good Progress’ in Lebanon-Israel Maritime Talks
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U.S. Mediator Says ‘Very Good Progress’ in Lebanon-Israel Maritime Talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S. mediator in talks to resolve a maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon said on Friday that the negotiations have made "very good progress."Amos Hochstein landed in Lebanon on Friday morning for a lightning round of talks with top officials. He spoke immediately after a meeting with President Michel Aoun, deputy speaker of parliament Elias Bou Saab and head of General Security Abbas Ibrahim.(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
UN Issues Flash Appeal for $160 Million to Help Pakistan With Floods
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UN Issues Flash Appeal for $160 Million to Help Pakistan With Floods

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations issued a flash appeal on Tuesday for $160 million to help Pakistan cope with catastrophic floods that have killed more than 1,100 people, destroyed infrastructure and crops, and affected 33 million people.Early estimates put the damage from the floods at more than $10 billion, the government has said, adding that the world had an obligation to help the South Asian country cope with the effects of man-made climate change."Pakistan is awash in suffering," U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a video message for the launch of the appeal in Islamabad and Geneva."The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids - the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding."He said the scale of needs, with millions of people forced fro...
Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked
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Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was attacked early on Wednesday but there were no reported casualties, the Turkish foreign ministry said.Mortar rounds had fallen close to the building, one official said."We condemn this attack...in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible," the ministry said.The ministry said the attack coincided with a U.N. Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities to discuss an attack in northern Iraq last week "at a time when our country was unfairly accused and targeted".Eight people were killed and 23 were wounded in an attack on a mountain resort in Iraq's northern Dohuk province last week. Turkey has rejected claims by Iraqi officials a...