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UN Security Council · New York

China, Russia veto US bid at UN to punish North Korea

Coverage: 54 sources
U.S. ambassador calls North Korea's missile launches "a grave threat to international peace and security" China and Russia say new sanctions against North Korea are "a path to a dead end" U.S., British envoys warn that remaining silent will only embolden North Korea. Japan and South Korea call the vetoes "dangerous"See the Story
Europe · Berlin

G7 pledges to phase out coal power but without fixing date

41% Center coverage: 27 sources
G7 nations agree to significantly curb the use of coal and other fossil fuels in electricity production. Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the US made the announcement at the end of a three-day summit in Berlin. Germany has insisted that finding alternative fossil fuels would not happen at the expense of environmental goals.See the Story
Severodonetsk · Severodonetsk

Ukraine war: The people of Lysychansk expect the Russian offensive to get worse

60% Left coverage: 10 sources
Russia's military is gaining ground in Ukraine's east as they continue to try to encircle Severodonetsk. Ukraine denied that the city is surrounded and said fighting continues there. A defense ministry tweet Friday said Ukraine had shot down another Russian Su-35 warplane over Kherson.See the Story
Europe · Luhansk

Russian proxies claim control of key town in east Ukraine

46% Right coverage: 11 sources
Russia's separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine claimed full control of the important battlefield town of Lyman on Friday. Ukraine appeared to concede it, as Moscow presses its biggest advance for weeks. Lyman, site of a key railway hub, has been a major front line as Russian forces press down from the north. The pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic separatists said they were now in full control.See the Story
Erdogan · Paris

Macron urges Turkey to respect ‘sovereign choice’ of Finland, Sweden on NATO

Coverage: 9 sources
French President Emmanuel Macron asked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to "respect the sovereign choice" of Finland and Sweden to join NATO. He was hoping to avoid Ankara vetoing their requests to join the trans-Atlantic defence pact. Turkey warned Wednesday that the NATO accession process for Sweden and Finland would not move forward unless they addressed Ankara's security concerns.See the Story
Europe · Luhansk

'We need to hold back this horde': Shelling intensifies in the Donbas region as Russian soldiers try to encircle key cities

Coverage: 5 sources
Shelling has intensified in the city of Severodonetsk, one of the few parts of the Luhansk region in Donbas that is still under Ukrainian government control. Russian forces are attacking from three sides in an effort to encircle the city and neighbouring Lysychansk. Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said: "Ukraine will always be an independent state and it won't be broken"See the Story

Italy's Draghi, Russia's Putin discussed Ukraine and food crisis

Coverage: 5 sources
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi discuss ways to help ease the international food crisis. Kremlin says this could be done only if the West lifts sanctions. Ukraine has described the Russian position as "blackmail" British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says Putin is "trying to hold the world to ransom"See the Story
Europe · Eu

Ukraine's Zelenskiy complains about EU divisions over new Russia sanctions

Coverage: 5 sources
U.S. and Ukraine discuss danger of escalation if Ukrainian forces strike deep into Russia, Reuters reports. Ukraine's ambassador to Germany accuses Chancellor Olaf Scholz of lacking leadership. Ukraine says intensity of the Russian assault in Donbas is now at maximum level. Putin tells Italy's Mario Draghi that Russia will help tackle global food crisis if sanctions are lifted.See the Story
Cooperation · Ukraine

Cooperation is vital for defending Europe's borders

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Guillaume Faury is the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus. He says Russia's invasion of Ukraine underscores the need for a robust European defence policy based on cross-border cooperation. Europe is blessed with a defence industry that is competitive on the global stage, he says.See the Story

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