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Russia earns $98B from fuel exports in first 100 days of Ukraine war

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russia has earned billions from energy exports as Russian fossil fuel exports totaled $98 billion during the first 100 days of invasion of Ukraine, most of it going to the European Union.

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting escape route

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Russian troops have destroyed a bridge connecting the embattled Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk with another city across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, local officials said on Sunday.

US to ‘stand by our friends’ as China adopts ‘coercive’ approach to territorial claims

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The United States will stand by its friends as China asserts its territorial claims more forcefully and aggressively, the country's defense chief Lloyd Austin said on Saturday.

Russia announces deputy foreign minister met U.S. ambassador

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian foreign ministry said on Friday that Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met with U.S. ambassador John Sullivan.

Russian central bank cuts key rate to 9.5%, borrowing costs back to pre-war level

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian central bank cut its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 9.5% in June, bringing borrowing costs back to levels before the war in Ukraine.

U.S. annual inflation hits 8.6% in May, highest since 1981

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The U.S. annual inflation hit 8.6% in May, the highest level since December 1981, official data showed on Friday.

Chinese, US defense chiefs to meet in Singapore

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- The Chinese and the U.S. defense chiefs will meet for the first time in person on Friday in Singapore.

New York raises age to buy semiautomatic weapons after mass shootings in US

Huston (The Times Groupe)- Echoing US President Joe Biden's desire to raise the age for buying semiautomatic weapons from 18 to 21, New York raised that age to 21 on Monday.

Washington reports first Monkeypox case

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The United States capital Washington, D.C. on Sunday confirmed its first case of Monkeypox, a viral illness that can spread through direct contact with bodily fluids or Monkeypox lesions.

Mass shooting in Philadelphia leaves people dead

Philadelphia (The Times Groupe)- Three people have been killed and 11 others injured in the US city of Philadelphia after multiple shooters opened fire on a crowd on a busy street.

Fed on course for tightening to combat high inflation

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The Federal Reserve is on track to continue tightening monetary policy despite recession concerns.

US stocks open lower despite job additions beating estimate

New York (The Times Groupe)- US stock markets opened lower on Friday despite higher job gains in May than expected.

EU officially adopts sixth sanctions package against Russia

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- As the war in Ukraine continues, the European Union adopted its sixth sanctions package against Russia on Friday.

New sanctions on Russia targeting officials, oligarchs, Putin

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The US announced sweeping new sanctions against Russia on Thursday, hitting a variety of individuals and entities, including four yachts linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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