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Soldiers walk on a path as smoke billows from the town of Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Soldiers walk on a path as smoke billows from the town of Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine.(AP file photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: The Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its fourth week on Wednesday amid no signs of a truce between the two warring parties. As the fighting continues, the NATO, facing scathing criticism from Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskyy, has invited the leader for a special summit, which will be held on Thursday. Meanwhile, speaking on Russia possibly using nuclear weapons, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said it would do so only if the country's existence is threatened.

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On March 25, US President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Poland to discuss the crisis.

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  • Mar 23, 2022 10:52 PM IST

    NATO says 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops dead in war

    The NATO said on Wednesday that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops have died in the Ukraine since February 24. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 10:22 PM IST

    West encouraged by resignation of Putin's adviser

    A Western official, on the condition of anonymity said on Wednesday that the resignation of Russian President Vladimir Putin's adviser Anatoly Chubais is encouraging. 

    "I think it's encouraging that there are senior members of the Russian political class that are doing such things, but it doesn't lead me to a conclusion that this is in any way undermining the security of Putin and his regime, given the iron grip that he holds together with those at the centre of his power," the official told news agency Reuters.  

  • Mar 23, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    Russian health minister urges citizens to not stockpile medicines

    Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko on Wednesday urged citizens not to buy extra supplies of medicines as many fear shortages and price hikes due to Western sanctions over Putin's war on Ukraine. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 09:36 PM IST

    Sweden to provide Ukraine with more anti-tank weapons

    The Swedish government has announced that it will provide Ukraine with an additional 5,000 anti-tank weapons to fight the Russian forces. Previously, Ukraine had received 5,000 anti-tank weapons, along with other military material. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 08:59 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin's adviser opposes war, quits cabinet

    Anatoly Chubais, an advisor of President Vladimir Putin, has stepped down and has left Russia, citing his opposition to Moscow's war on Ukraine. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 07:52 PM IST

    US Prez Biden departs for Brussels, to hold emergency talks on war

    United States President Joe Biden departed for Brussels to hold emergency talks with European and NATO leaders regarding the escalating war in Ukraine. He will also visit Warsaw and hold consultations with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

     

  • Mar 23, 2022 07:15 PM IST

    Belarus tells Kyiv to cut diplomatic staff in country

    Belarus, a close ally of Moscow, told Ukraine to cut its diplomatic presence in the country citing unfriendly actions and meddling in its internal affairs. 

    According to a statement issued by the Belarusian foreign ministry, unspecified number of Ukrainian diplomats will have to leave within 72 hours and the Ukrainian consulate in Brest would be closed because of lack of staff.

  • Mar 23, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    UN labour agency suspends cooperation with Moscow

    The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday that it is suspending all technical cooperation with Russia until the latter stops its war in Ukraine. 

    "The ILO decides temporarily suspend technical cooperation or assistance from the ILO to the Russian Federation, except for the purpose of humanitarian assistance, until a ceasefire is agreed and a peaceful resolution is implemented", the agency said. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    Over 3.6 million fled Ukraine since beginning of war, says UN

    The United Nations said on Wednesday that 3.6 million people have fled Ukraine since the beginning of war on February 24. 

    "Millions more will have their lives upended if the war persists," UN's International Organization for Migration said. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    Nestle stops sale of non-essential goods in Russia

    Swiss food company Nestle announced on Wednesday that it is suspending majority of its manufacturing activity in Russia and stopping the sale of products such as KitKat and Nesquik. 

    “As the war rages in Ukraine, our activities in Russia will focus on providing essential food, such as infant food and medical/hospital nutrition — not on making a profit,” Nestle said in a statement. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    Kyiv calls for sanctions on Russian TV personalities

    The Ukrainian government on Wednesday called for West's sanctions against Russian television personalities accusing them of espousing propaganda and calling for violence against Ukraine.

    "Russian TV propagandists are worse than even Russian pilots," Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted. 

     

  • Mar 23, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    German chancellor tells Russian Prez Putin not to use chemical weapons in Ukraine

    German chancellor Olaf Scholz has told Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine, a report by the Die Zeit weekly said on Wednesday.

  • Mar 23, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Moscow slams Poland's peacekeepers proposal on Ukraine

    Russia on Wednesday termed Poland's proposal to send international peacekeepers into Ukraine as reckless. The Polish government had said on March 18 that it would Moscow slams Poland's peacekeepers proposal on Ukraine

  • Mar 23, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    'Our forces, citizens holding out with superhuman courage, but..': Ukraine urges West to supply weapons

    The Ukrainian government renewed its call to the West to supply weapons to fight the Russian forces, by saying, "Our armed forces and citizens are holding out with superhuman courage, but we cannot win a war without offensive weapons, without medium-range missiles that can be a means of deterrence."

  • Mar 23, 2022 03:13 PM IST

    Zelensky asks Japan to increase sanctions pressure on Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday asked the Japanese government increase sanctions pressure on Moscow by introducing a trade embargo on Russian goods.

    "You were the first in Asia who really began to put pressure on Russia to restore peace, who supported sanctions against Russia, and I urge you to keep doing this," Zelensky told the Japanese Parliament via video conferencing. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Russian forces seized 15 relief workers in Mariupol convoy, says Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government said on Wednesday that Russian forces have seized 15 relief workers from a humanitarian convoy that were trying to get in food and other supplies into the city of Mariupol, which has been worst-hit by the ongoing conflict. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    Ukraine asks SWIFT to disconnect Bank of Russia

    The Ukrainian central bank has asked the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to disconnect Bank of Russia from its system. 

    "We hope for your support and assistance in order to save the lives of thousands of Ukrainians and protect the sovereignty of our country," Kyrylo Shevchenko, the chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine said on Wednesday. 

  • Mar 23, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    US trying to 'destroy' Russia, says ex-Russian President

    Dmitry Medvedev, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin and a former President himself, has accused the United States of trying to ‘humiliate, divide and ultimately destroy Russia.’

  • Mar 23, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Russian foreign minister-Red Cross chief to meet on March 24

    Sergei Lavrov will meet Peter Maurer in Moscow on Thursday, the Russian foreign ministry informed on Wednesday.

  • Mar 23, 2022 12:27 PM IST

    121 kids killed in war thus far, claims Ukraine

    The war in Ukraine has killed 121 children so far, while as many as 167 kids have sustained injuries, claims the prosecutor general's office.

  • Mar 23, 2022 11:32 AM IST

    UN to take up 3 resolutions on Ukraine today

    The UN General Assembly is scheduled to start considering two rival resolutions, one supported by Ukraine and western nations, and the other sponsored by South Africa that doesn't mention Russia. The Security Council will vote on the third, which is sponsored by Russia.

  • Mar 23, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    Vietnam Airlines temporarily suspends flights to Russia

    From March 25 and until further notice, all Vietnam Arlines regular flights from Hanoi to Moscow suspended to review procedures, requirements and regulations related to flight operations in Russia: Statement

  • Mar 23, 2022 08:55 AM IST

    Russia destroys new laboratory at Chernobyl plant

    Russia has reportedly destroyed a new laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that, among other things, works to improve management of radioactive waste.

  • Mar 23, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Biden to announce sanctions against members of Russia's Duma: Report

    US President Joe Biden is likely to announce this week sanctions against more than 300 members of Duma, the lower house of Russia's Federal Assembly, over Moscow's special military operation in Ukraine, reports The Wall Street Journal.

  • Mar 23, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    Ukraine President launches website for humanitarian aid

    Ukrainian President's Office launches help.gov.ua to help find out how and where to send humanitarian aid. The portal will also display contacts of foreign and Ukrainian humanitarian hubs.

  • Mar 23, 2022 06:50 AM IST

    Zelenskyy ‘most powerful’ in Europe: Report

    Politico 28 ranks Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskyy as no.1 in its list of 28 most powerful people in Europe.

  • Mar 23, 2022 06:02 AM IST

    People of Ukraine enduring ‘living hell’: UN chief

    The Ukrainian people are enduring a living hell, and the reverberations are being felt worldwide with skyrocketing food, energy and fertilizer prices threatening to spiral into a global hunger crisis: UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres

  • Mar 23, 2022 05:32 AM IST

    Over 1,200 more evacuated from besieged Mariupol

    More than 1,200 residents evacuated from Mariupol on March 22. As many as 15 buses evacuated people from the besieged seaport to Zaporizhzhia: Iryna Vereshchuk, deputy PM, Ukraine

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Ex-Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand

Published on Aug 12, 2022 12:24 AM IST
  • Rajapaksa was granted entry into Thailand following a request from the Sri Lankan government, NewsWire reported.
File photo of Sri Lanka's then president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(REUTERS)
File photo of Sri Lanka's then president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(REUTERS)
ANI | , Colombo

Chinese vessel won't dock at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port as scheduled: Report

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 11:20 PM IST
The Harbour Master for Hambantota Port said the Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship 'Yuan Wang 5' will not reach the port.
Chinese Yuan Wang 5 military vessel has the ability to map ocean beds and track satellites of adversary nations.
Chinese Yuan Wang 5 military vessel has the ability to map ocean beds and track satellites of adversary nations.
By, New Delhi

US gasoline prices fall below $4 for first time since March

Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:36 PM IST
The national average price for regular unleaded gas fell to $3.990 a gallon on Thursday, according to the American Automobile Association.
A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station in Miami.(AP)
A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station in Miami.(AP)
Reuters |

Ukraine accuses Russia of fresh shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:29 PM IST
  • Ukraine's nuclear agency Energoatom said later that there had been fresh Russian shelling near one of the plant's six reactors that had caused "extensive smoke" and "several radiation sensors are damaged".
A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside.(file image)
A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside.(file image)
AFP |

White people get bigger share of monkeypox shots, early data show

Published on Aug 11, 2022 08:33 PM IST
The US, which last Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, is the epicenter of the global outbreak. The majority of cases so far have been concentrated among men who have recently had sex with other men.
A health care worker prepares a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against Monkeypox virus.(AFP)
A health care worker prepares a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against Monkeypox virus.(AFP)
Bloomberg |

Top Taliban cleric killed in blast in Kabul: Officials

Published on Aug 11, 2022 07:50 PM IST
Four Taliban sources told Reuters the attacker was someone who had previously lost his leg and had hidden the explosives in a plastic artificial leg.
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul.
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul.
Reuters |

China says it needs more time to assess US, India proposal to blacklist JeM chief’s brother at UNSC

Published on Aug 11, 2022 05:48 PM IST
This is the second time in less than two months that China has put a hold on a listing by the US and India to sanction a Pakistan-based terrorist under the sanctions committee of the UN Security Council
The Chinese action came less than a month after Beijing blocked a similar joint proposal by India and the US to blacklist Pakistan-based deputy leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba Abdul Rehman Makki. (REUTERS)
The Chinese action came less than a month after Beijing blocked a similar joint proposal by India and the US to blacklist Pakistan-based deputy leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba Abdul Rehman Makki. (REUTERS)

China, Nepal agree on trans-Himalayan railway

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 11:16 PM IST
This was agreed during a meeting between Chinese state councillor and foreign minister, Wang Yi, and his Nepalese counterpart, Narayan Khadka, in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh on August 5, 2022. (AFP)
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh on August 5, 2022. (AFP)

Sri Lanka's ex-leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore: Report

Published on Aug 11, 2022 04:56 PM IST
  • "The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) confirms that Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore on 11 August 2022," the office said in reply to an AFP query.
File photo of Sri Lanka's then president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(REUTERS)
File photo of Sri Lanka's then president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.(REUTERS)
AFP |

Global youth unemployment set to slip to 73 million in 2022: UN

Published on Aug 11, 2022 04:46 PM IST
  • However, the figure is still six million higher than the pre-pandemic level of 2019, with the recovery in youth unemployment lagging behind the bounceback in other age groups, the UN's International Labour Organization said.
Between 2019 and 2020, those aged 15 to 24 experienced a much higher percentage loss in employment than the rest of the labour market, the ILO said in a report.(Reuters)
Between 2019 and 2020, those aged 15 to 24 experienced a much higher percentage loss in employment than the rest of the labour market, the ILO said in a report.(Reuters)
AFP |

'Extreme heat' warning begins in UK as France battles ‘devastating wildfire’

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 02:55 PM IST
The ‘amber’ heatwave warning follows Britain's first-ever red "extreme heat" warning in July, following months of minimal rainfall.
Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)
Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)

Radio host Joti Mann assaulted outside Canada home

Published on Aug 11, 2022 02:46 PM IST
The incident occurred on August 4, at about 8:15am, but Mann was formally identified by Peel Regional Police on Wednesday as the victim
Radio host Joti Mann who was assaulted by three armed unidentified persons in Brampton. (BY ARRANGEMENT)
Radio host Joti Mann who was assaulted by three armed unidentified persons in Brampton. (BY ARRANGEMENT)

Facebook sparks outrage by complying with US police in an abortion case

Published on Aug 11, 2022 11:04 AM IST
Criticism built after media reports revealed the social networking giant had turned over messages key to a mother being criminally charged with an abortion for her daughter.
FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. (Reuters)
AFP |

Mercedes-AMG One enters production, assembly done by hand

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 10:40 AM IST
  • Mercedes-AMG One is capable of sprinting 0-100 kmph in 2.9 seconds.
The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar is capable of churning out 1,049 hp of peak power.
The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar is capable of churning out 1,049 hp of peak power.

'I would rather lose than...': Rishi Sunak on UK prime minister race

Published on Aug 11, 2022 10:28 AM IST
"People can judge me on my record,” Sunak said on winning the UK's Prime Minister race.
“I would rather lose than win on a false promise,” Rishi Sunak said.(REUTERS)
“I would rather lose than win on a false promise,” Rishi Sunak said.(REUTERS)
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