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Ukraine praises ‘liberation’ in the Battle of Kharkiv

Kyiv, May 14 (UNI) Ukrainian authorities on Saturday claimed that Russian troops are withdrawing from the country’s second-largest city Kharkiv after weeks of heavy bombardment in what they described as another setback for Moscow in the battlefield, Al Jazeera reported.
Ukraine’s military said on Saturday the Russians were pulling back from the major northeastern city and focusing on guarding supply routes.
The spokesman for the Ukrainian General Staff said that “The enemy’s main efforts are now focused on ensuring the withdrawal of its units from the city of Kharkiv”.
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Portugal confirms 23 cases of Monkeypox

20 May 2022 | 9:27 PM

Lisbon, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) Portugal's Directorate General of Health has confirmed 23 cases of monkeypox, an infectious disease endemic in Africa that has recently spread to Europe and North America.

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Belgium lowers voting age in European parliament elections to 16

20 May 2022 | 9:24 PM

Brussels, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) All Belgian nationals and EU citizens residing in the kingdom will be able to vote in the European Parliament elections from the age of 16, the Belgian Interior Ministry said on Friday.

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Finnish customs arrests 6 yachts under EU sanctions

20 May 2022 | 9:04 PM

Helsinki, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The Finnish customs agency said on Friday that it had impounded six yachts after evidence suggested they belonged to Russian or Belarusian citizens on the EU blacklist.

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Sri Lanka to ban holding foreign currency notes over 10,000 USD

20 May 2022 | 9:03 PM

Colombo, May 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Sri Lanka will soon implement laws banning anyone from holding foreign currency notes over 10,000 US dollars, the central bank said on Friday.

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France appoints new foreign, defense ministers

20 May 2022 | 9:01 PM

Paris, May 20 (UNI/Sputnik) France appointed Catherine Colonna as the new foreign minister and Sebastien Lecornu as the new defense minister, Elysee Palace General Secretary Alexis Kohler said on Friday.

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