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As Ukraine expands its military draft, some men are in hiding
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As Ukraine expands its military draft, some men are in hiding

More news - Recent news Tymofii Brik, a sociologist at the Kyiv School of Economics, said polls “suggest that the willingness to defend the nation among Ukrainians has remained constant” throughout the war, with about a third of people indicating a willingness to serve. However, Ukraine's mobilization has opened up painful divisions in society. Vitaliy Bondarenko, a 29-year-old conscript officer from Lviv, said the men ran away every time his vehicle stopped. “They see us and run away,” he said. Many Ukrainian soldiers resent those who try to avoid the draft, arguing that their actions weaken their country's war effort. “Given the intensity of the current fighting, the army cannot fight without a regular replenishment of personnel,” said another recently enlisted Mykyta, 25, who ga...
Crisis in the Middle East: The United States imposes sanctions on the Israeli group for blocking humanitarian convoys in Gaza
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Crisis in the Middle East: The United States imposes sanctions on the Israeli group for blocking humanitarian convoys in Gaza

More news - Recent news The State Department announced Friday that it will impose sanctions on a right-wing Israeli group that tried to prevent aid from reaching people in the Gaza Strip by blocking trucks traveling from Jordan to the coastal enclave.The department's statement said the sanctioned organization, Tzav 9, was "a violent Israeli extremist group that blocked, harassed and damaged convoys carrying life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza."Members of the group have tried for months to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza, the department said. They blocked roads on which aid trucks travel between Jordan and Gaza, including the West Bank, and in some cases broke into trucks, damaging them and dumping aid packages on the road, the agency said....
Putin arrives in North Korea as war in Ukraine redefines ties with Kim
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Putin arrives in North Korea as war in Ukraine redefines ties with Kim

Related media - Breaking news Among other things, the conflict has given Pyongyang a rare opportunity to evaluate the performance of its missiles in combat and potentially refine their designs. North Korea would also welcome greater access to sophisticated Russian military technology, including its extensive knowledge of satellites. Two months after Kim's visit to Russia last year, North Korea put its first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit, a launch that South Korean officials say was aided by technological assistance from Moscow. Russia, which has the world's largest arsenal of nuclear weapons and one of the most sophisticated submarine programs, has a number of other technologies of interest to North Korea. Despite many years of disarmament efforts by Washington and t...
British TV doctor Michael Mosley has been found dead in Greece
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British TV doctor Michael Mosley has been found dead in Greece

More news - Latest news Mrs Mosley added: “We take comfort in the fact that he almost made it. He made an incredible climb, took the wrong path and collapsed where he could not easily be seen by the vast search team." Over the years, many British viewers have relied on Dr Mosley, a long-time science and health researcher, for his debunked advice on diet, exercise and sleep. Trained as a doctor before venturing into television, Dr Mosley hosted the popular BBC health podcast 'Just One Thing' and appeared on the show 'Trust Me, I'm A Doctor'. He produced a number of health and science programs for the broadcaster and often volunteered for experimentation in the documentaries he presented. He ate parasites and experimented with magic mushrooms, but was best known for popularizing the...
Middle East crisis: Blinken arrives in Middle East as US pushes for ceasefire vote at UN
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Middle East crisis: Blinken arrives in Middle East as US pushes for ceasefire vote at UN

More news - Recent news Still battling Israel's external enemies on multiple fronts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu awoke Monday to a new political battlefield at home.The departure this weekend of Benny Gantz and his centrist National Unity party from Israel's wartime emergency government is unlikely to immediately break Netanyahu's power. The prime minister's ruling coalition still holds a narrow majority of 64 seats in the 120-seat parliament. But Gantz's move means Netanyahu is now totally dependent on his far-right and ultra-Orthodox coalition partners as he pursues the war in Gaza despite growing international disapproval, leaving him increasingly isolated and exposed at home and abroad. . Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, another powerful National Unity member, also left Netanyahu'...