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Ukraine to start membership talks with EU next week: PM

21 Jun 2024 | 8:41 PM

Kyiv, June 21 (UNI) Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday that his country will start membership talks with the European Union (EU) next week.

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Polish Prez vows to veto adoption law for same-sex couples

21 Jun 2024 | 8:10 PM

Warsaw, June 21(UNI) Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday promised to veto a law allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.

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'BRICS+ forum of cities to bring promising initiatives'

21 Jun 2024 | 7:56 PM

Russia, June 21 (UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that the BRICS+ International Forum of Cities hosted by the Russian city of Kazan on Friday will help launch new promising initiatives.

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38 die, 2 missing after heavy rain in south China county

21 Jun 2024 | 7:42 PM

Beijing, June 21 (UNI) Rainfall-triggered disasters have left 38 people dead and two others missing in Pingyuan County in south China's Guangdong Province, local authorities said Friday.

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Death toll in forest fire in SE Turkey rises to 11

21 Jun 2024 | 7:41 PM

Ankara, June 21 (UNI) The death toll from wildfires that ravaged southeastern Türkiye has climbed to 11, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on his social media account on Friday.

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5 Gaza civic body workers killed in Israeli bombing

21 Jun 2024 | 7:28 PM

Gaza, June 21 (UNI) The civil defence service in Gaza on Friday said that the Israeli forces bombed a facility belonging to the municipality of Gaza City and killed five municipal employees.

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Lithuania introduces annual quota for third-country workers

21 Jun 2024 | 7:22 PM

Vilnius, June 21 (UNI) The Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) on Thursday passed an annual quota allowing 40,000 third-country nationals to come and work in Lithuania.

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Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank

21 Jun 2024 | 6:55 PM

Jerusalem, June 21 (UNI) The Israeli army killed two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Qalqilya on Friday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

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US says forces destroyed 4 Houthi boats, 2 drones in Red Sea

21 Jun 2024 | 5:03 PM

Washington, June 21 (UNI) The U.S. Central Command said on Friday that its forces destroyed four Houthi boats and two drone aircraft in the Red Sea during the past 24 hours.

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Armenia officially recognises Palestinian state

21 Jun 2024 | 4:38 PM

Yerevan, June 21 (UNI) Armenia officially recognised the State of Palestine on Friday, the former soviet Republic's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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3 killed, 4 injured in traffic accident in Afghanistan

21 Jun 2024 | 4:31 PM

Kabul, June 21 (UNI) At least three commuters were killed and four others injured in a road accident in north Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Thursday evening, the provincial police said on Friday.

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4 people killed in helicopter crash in Russia

4 people killed in helicopter crash in Russia

21 Jun 2024 | 2:16 PM

Moscow, June 21 (UNI) A pilot and three passengers aboard a Robinson R-66 helicopter died as the plane crashed in the Amur region of Russia's Far East, local media reported on Friday.

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Forest fire kills 5, injures 44 in Turkey

21 Jun 2024 | 1:43 PM

Ankara, June 21 (UNI) Five people were killed, and 44 others injured in a forest fire in southeastern Turkey, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said Friday.

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S. Korea's military fires warning shots as N. Korea's troops cross border

21 Jun 2024 | 11:01 AM

Seoul, June 21 (UNI) The South Korean military have fired warning shots as North Korean soldiers patrolling in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas have crossed the border into the South, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday, citing the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

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Mongolia sees rare summer snow

21 Jun 2024 | 10:14 AM

Ulan Bator, June 21 (UNI) Rare summer snow is falling in parts of Mongolia, including the national capital Ulan Bator here on Friday.

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