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Myanmar hosts 1st regional meeting since army takeover

By AP and published by VOA News MYANMAR’S military government today (July 4) hosted the first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations. State broadcaster MRTV reported that Wang met with his colleagues from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

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Indonesia and Russia to build $22b refinery in East Java among other projects

   By Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, The Straits Times Jakarta – Indonesia and Russia are set to work together on several projects, even as the West is isolating Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Indonesian state-owned oil company Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company are going ahead with their project to build a refinery in

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West pledges unwavering support for Ukraine as missiles strike shopping centre

  By Reuters and published by CNA Kremenchuk, Ukraine – Western nations on Monday (Jun 27) pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, including more sanctions on Moscow and air-defence systems, as Ukrainian officials said two Russian missiles struck a shopping centre, killing at least 13 people and wounding 50 others. Leaders

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Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

  By AP and published by Cp24.com Kyiv, Ukraine – After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional governor said on Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative centre of the

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Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum for eastern city, US sends more weapons to Kyiv

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report Kyiv/Niu-York, Ukraine – Ukraine ignored a Russian ultimatum to surrender the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday as the United States announced more weapons for Kyiv and urged its allies also not to “lose steam” in providing military support. Sievierodonetsk, now largely in ruins,

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World’s ‘future rules’ being decided on Ukraine battlefields, says Zelenskyy at Singapore meet

  By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – The future rules of the world are being decided on the battlefields of Ukraine, its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday (June 11), warning that the Russian invasion has global implications for peace moving forward. “Please remember that this support and this attention is not only for Ukraine but

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Battle for Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk rages through city’s streets

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia  Kyiv – Ukrainian and Russian troops fought street by street for control of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Monday (June 6) in the pivotal battle of the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Which side had the upper hand remained unclear. Russian forces had the numerical

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