World leaders praise Biden's statesmanship after his withdrawal: "Thanks to him, transatlantic cooperation is close, NATO is strong and the USA is a ...
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World leaders praise Biden's statesmanship after his withdrawal
Quick Glance: Joe Biden's Legacy: Achievements Overshadowed by Lack of Support
  • Biden failed to gain voters' trust, leading to his withdrawal as a presidential candidate.

  • His tenure included significant legislation that will reshape the country, but his political support remained limited.

  • Although Biden achieved historic milestones, including defeating Trump, he could not overcome his age and weaknesses.

  • Despite major accomplishments such as economic aids and infrastructure projects, Biden's legacy remained contentious and incomplete.
Zelenskyy: Ukraine 'will always be thankful' for Biden’s leadership: “We respect today’s tough but strong decision,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr ...
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Zelenskyy: Ukraine 'will always be thankful' for Biden’s ...
Klitschko: Zelensky 'risks political suicide' in case of concessions to Russia, will need to hold referendum
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Klitschko: Zelensky 'risks political suicide' in case of ...
Bangladesh's top court scales back controversial job quota system after deadly protests
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Bangladesh's top court scales back controversial job quota system ...
Quick Glance: Bangladesh Dramatically Reduces Quota System
  • The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has decided to drastically reduce the number of government jobs reserved for war veterans and their descendants, following violent student protests that resulted in over 100 deaths.

  • The court ruling reduces quotas for various groups and abolishes quotas for women and individuals from specific districts. Overall, the ruling shrinks the number of reserved jobs from 56 to 7 percent, opening up more civil service jobs to university students.

  • Protests erupted after the quota system was abolished in 2018 and reinstated this year. The escalation of violence led to the government imposing a curfew and deploying the military to quell the protests.

  • The quota system was introduced by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh, and later expanded. Students demanded that government positions should be mainly filled based on merit, leading to the court's decision to drastically reduce the quota system.
The funeral of drone pilot and animal rights activist Kostiantyn Yuzviuk was held today in Rivne. Yuzviuk, just 23 years old ... Show more
With the exception of some roads: Russia reports further capture in Donbass: The Russian army claims the next success in the Donetsk area. The advance in the ...
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With the exception of some roads: Russia reports further capture in ...
🔊 The 155mm artillery shell is key to Ukraine's defense. How did a shortage come about and what does it mean for the war? Listen on a special edition of ... Show more

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Front-line troops lack ammunition, drones, Zelensky says: "It is very important to ensure that in all key directions, we have the means to inflict maximum ...
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Front-line troops lack ammunition, drones, Zelensky says
Media: Polish volunteer fighter dies in Ukraine: Tomasz Marcin Sekala died in Luhansk Oblast, according to PAP. A funeral was held in Kyiv on July 20.
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Media: Polish volunteer fighter dies in Ukraine
No one will agree to a war that will last for many years, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the BBC ... Show more
Around 20,000 Russians died in Kharkiv offensive, Zelensky says: Around 20,000 Russians troops were killed during Russia's failed offensive in Kharkiv ...
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Around 20,000 Russians died in Kharkiv offensive, Zelensky says
BREAKING: Biden drops out of presidential race: "I believe it is in the best interest of my party and my country to stand down," he said on July 21.
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BREAKING: Biden drops out of presidential race
Russia reports advances in several places in Ukraine: The Russian Defense Ministry reports the capture of towns in three Ukrainian regions ...
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Russia reports advances in several places in Ukraine
Thousands mourn slain ex-MP at memorial service in Lviv: Thousands of people gathered at the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv on July 21 for a ...
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Thousands mourn slain ex-MP at memorial service in Lviv
Russia claims it intercepted US fighter jets over the Arctic: Russia says its military scrambled MiG-29 and MiG-31 jets, which identified the US planes as В-52Н ...
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Russia claims it intercepted US fighter jets over the Arctic
COMMENTARY: JD Vance's presence in the White House could supercharge NATO skepticism. So it's time for Europe to take on more responsibility for its defense ... Show more

Faced with Vance, it’s time for Europe to grow up – POLITICO
These photos show a stabilization point in Donetsk Oblast, where medics treat Ukrainian soldiers wounded amidst the ongoing heavy fighting around Pokrovsk ... Show more
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of July 21, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia says intercepted US bomber planes ‘approaching’ its border in Arctic: Russia on Sunday said two US bomber planes had approached its border in the Arctic ...
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Russia says intercepted US bomber planes ‘approaching’ its border in ...
Zelensky: Ukraine must find new ways to hold elections if war drags on: Zelensky emphasized that many factors make holding fair elections challenging during the ...
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Zelensky: Ukraine must find new ways to hold elections if war drags on
“Russians are afraid”: Bradley infantry fighting vehicle eliminates position of Russian soldiers
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“Russians are afraid”: Bradley infantry fighting vehicle eliminates ...
US missiles are welcome in Germany, foreign minister says: Baerbock’s comments came in response to criticism from within the German government coalition.
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US missiles are welcome in Germany, foreign minister says
Ukraine and Russia fire dozens of drones at each other: Ukraine said it downed 35 of 39 Russian drones overnight, whilst Russia said it shot down 26 Ukrainian ...
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Ukraine and Russia fire dozens of drones at each other
Two Ukrainian photojournalists come under Russian artillery fire, one injured: Olga Kovalyova, senior project manager for the Ukrainian Association of ...
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Two Ukrainian photojournalists come under Russian artillery fire ...
Zelensky calls for long-range weapons after drone attack on Kyiv: Russia launched its fifth drone attack on Kyiv in two weeks overnight, and Ukraine’s air force ...
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Zelensky calls for long-range weapons after drone attack on Kyiv
TV guide: 12 of the best new shows to watch, beginning tonight: July 21st-26th: From Bishop Eamonn Casey’s fall from grace to the opening of the Paris Olympics
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TV guide: 12 of the best new shows to watch, beginning tonight
❗️Ukrainian air defenses destroyed 35 out of 39 Russian drones in the Sumy, Poltava, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa ... Show more
Frontline report. Eight Ukrainian soldiers hold off Russian siege for 70 days in Chasiv Yar - Euromaidan Press
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Frontline report. Eight Ukrainian soldiers hold off Russian siege for 70 ...
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Ukraine war: Ukrainians should pay more taxes for war: Ukraine's war chest is emptying. That is why the government now wants to increase taxes ...
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Ukraine war: Ukrainians should pay more taxes for war
Baerbock calls for increased deterrence against Russia: The SPD parliamentary group leader has concerns about the plans for extensive US weapons in Germany ...
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Baerbock calls for increased deterrence against Russia
Russia Says Captured Two Villages in East Ukraine: Russia said Sunday that its forces had captured two frontline villages in Ukraine, Andriivka in the eastern ...
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Russia Says Captured Two Villages in East Ukraine
Shot in western Ukraine: investigations into the murder of politician Farion are ongoing
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Shot in western Ukraine: investigations into the murder of politician ...
Politician critical of Russia murdered in Ukraine: A well-known politician was shot dead in Ukraine. Iryna Farion fought against the Russian language in her ...
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Politician critical of Russia murdered in Ukraine
Quick Glance: Slain Advocate for Ukrainian Language in Lviv
  • A nationalist former member of Ukraine’s parliament, known for fervently advocating for the defense of the Ukrainian language, was shot dead in Lviv.

  • According to the regional governor, Maksym Kozytskyi, on Telegram, Farion passed away in the hospital. The shooting was being treated as an attempted assassination, as stated by the Interior Minister, Ihor Klymenko.

  • President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that he was being updated regularly on the efforts to apprehend the shooter and condemned any act of violence.

  • Farion, a linguist, joined the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party in 2005 and was elected to parliament in 2012, but was unsuccessful in subsequent attempts to secure a seat. She also had a role in the Lviv regional council.
Trump and Zelensky speak as election hangs over U.S. aid to Ukraine: A Trump victory could herald an abrupt shift in U.S. foreign policy in the region.
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Trump and Zelensky speak as election hangs over U.S. aid to Ukraine
Quick Glance: Trump and Zelensky discuss Future of Ukraine
  • Former President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the future of the war in Ukraine with the U.S. presidential race looming.

  • Highlighting the contrasting positions of Trump and Biden on the war in Ukraine, and the election's significance for U.S. policy towards Ukraine and Russia.

  • Zelensky and Trump emphasized the importance of support for Ukraine in their statements following the conversation, discussing steps towards achieving lasting peace.

  • Zelensky pushed for continued support from allies globally and stressed the foreign policy stakes of the U.S. election, while Putin set conditions for ending the war in Ukraine that were rejected by Zelensky.
Election Live Updates: Trump and Vance Set for First Joint Rally, as Biden Vows to Return to Trail
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Election Live Updates: Trump and Vance Set for First Joint Rally ...
Quick Glance: President Joe Biden Ends 2024 Campaign, Endorses Kamala Harris
  • Democratic lawmakers endorse Vice President Harris for the nomination

  • Not all Democrats endorse Harris, some call for a pause and thank Biden

  • Republican National Committee leaders link Harris with Biden's policies and criticize her

  • Biden ends his campaign and endorses Harris for the presidential nomination
Lviv residents have created a makeshift memorial at the spot where linguist and former lawmaker Iryna Farion was shot on Friday night by an unknown assailant ... Show more
Trump calls Putin, Xi 'smart, tough' leaders at campaign rally: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are "smart ...
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Trump calls Putin, Xi 'smart, tough' leaders at campaign rally
Fico criticizes Kyiv's sanctions against Russian oil in call with Shmyhal: "Slovakia doesn't intend to be a hostage to Ukrainian-Russian relations ...
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Fico criticizes Kyiv's sanctions against Russian oil in call with ...
Satellite images show damage to Russian airfield in Rostov Oblast after reported drone strike
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Satellite images show damage to Russian airfield in Rostov Oblast after ...
At a secret location outside the German capital, hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are running through a six-week crash course covering the basics of trench ... Show more

Mysterious drones keep watch as Ukrainians train in Germany – POLITICO
Much of Europe was already panicked about a second Donald Trump presidency — worrying the US would cut off aid to Ukraine if he wins in November ... Show more

Trump’s VP pick spells ‘disaster’ for Europe and Ukraine – POLITICO
Donald Trump says he ‘took a bullet for democracy’ in a campaign rally speech. Mr Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Michigan for the first time since ... Show more
U.S. President Joe Biden said on July 21 that he will drop out as the Democratic nominee for the 2024 presidential race. Biden's political career spans over ... Show more
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 877: As the war enters its 877th day, these are the main developments.
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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 877
Russia intercepts US B-52H bomber in the Far North: Two US bombers are said to have approached the border of Russian airspace, reports Russia ...
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Russia intercepts US B-52H bomber in the Far North
Ukrainian War - Orbán's peace mission: talk to everyone!: Von der Leyen imposes a boycott against the Hungarian government, while Kiev now accepts Orbán as a ...
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Ukrainian War - Orbán's peace mission: talk to everyone!
Europe turns to conscription as threat of wider war with Russia grows: Before Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, many, including Kyiv ...
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Europe turns to conscription as threat of wider war with Russia grows
At a time when the sports world is banning athletes because of Moscow’s war on Ukraine, one of the International Olympic Committee’s members holds the rank of ... Show more

Putin’s Russian cronies still hold top Olympic roles  – POLITICO
“Storm Shadow” now in Russia? Expert Gressel explains the situation - and paradox about Putin’s “red lines”
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“Storm Shadow” now in Russia? Expert Gressel explains the situation - and ...
Facing difficult frontline reality and the prospect of Trump in the White House, Zelensky hints at negotiations with Russia
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Facing difficult frontline reality and the prospect of Trump in the White ...
War in Ukraine: Kyiv’s Forces Flee Donetsk Village to Avoid Encirclement: Ukraine’s troops withdrew from the village of Prohres in the Donetsk region as they ...
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War in Ukraine: Kyiv’s Forces Flee Donetsk Village to Avoid Encirclement
Night Moves In Toretsk: Ukraine's 95th Brigade Holds The Line Against Relentless Russian Assaults
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Night Moves In Toretsk: Ukraine's 95th Brigade Holds The Line Against ...
How Ukrainian scouting culture thrives in the woods of western New York state: Every July, campers, counselors and administrators gather on 84 acres of hilly ...
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How Ukrainian scouting culture thrives in the woods of western New York ...
Russians, Belarussians suspected of foreign interference barred from Paris Games: Among thousands of applications, a few dozen were rejected on suspicion of ...
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Russians, Belarussians suspected of foreign interference barred from Paris ...
Top stories of the week | The Commission has asked its Commissioners not to attend informal ministerial meetings during the 🇭🇺 EU presidency in protest at PM ... Show more

Commissioners to boycott attendance at Hungary meetings over Orbán’s Ukraine diplomacy – Euractiv
Putin's Invasion Has Cost Him 1.7 Million Workers: Report: Russia faces a growing labor shortage, according to analysis by independent Russian outlet "Novaya ...
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Putin's Invasion Has Cost Him 1.7 Million Workers: Report
Donald Trump is bellowing “drill, baby, drill" on the campaign trail. But pushing lucrative US fossil fuel deals is a risky bet given the European ... Show more

‘Drill, baby, drill’: America’s fossil fuel boom risks bust in Europe – POLITICO
Debris shows Russia targeted Kyiv with new unidentified drone: The low altitude of the drone shot down in Kyiv indicates that it was a kamikaze drone ...
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Debris shows Russia targeted Kyiv with new unidentified drone
Boris Johnson 'convinced' Trump can end Ukraine war: In a column, the former British prime minister raves about Trump and says that as US president he could end ...
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Boris Johnson 'convinced' Trump can end Ukraine war