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EU Must Double Ukraine Aid, As US Turns Off The Taps: Institute

Supplies of artillery shells are said to be running low in Ukraine
With existing funding having already dried up, Republicans in the US House of Representatives are blocking authorizing $60 billion in new military aid despite Ukrainian commanders and Western officials have said in recent days that Ukrainian troops are running out of ammunition.
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Once forecast to become the world's biggest economy, Japan slipped below Germany last year to fourth place, official data showed Thursday, although India is projected to leapfrog both later this decade.
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Russia said Ukrainian drones hit an oil depot in the Kursk region

Ukraine Reinforces 'Extremely Critical' Frontline Town

While the two sides staged new missile attacks on each other, Russian forces have laid siege to Avdiivka in the eastern Donetsk region since last year and its position has grown increasingly precarious in recent days.
British military vehicles set off for a NATO exercise in Europe

NATO To Showcase Spending Rise In Riposte To Trump

The Republican White House frontrunner was widely rebuked after saying he would not defend NATO members who had not met their financial obligations, in his most extreme broadside yet against the organization.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is appealing a one-year jail sentence for illegal campaign financing, is to be sentenced on Wednesday

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Sarkozy has faced a litany of legal problems since his sole term in office between 2007 and 2012 and has been charged separately with corruption, bribery, influence-peddling and campaign finance infringements.
Graves of fallen Ukrainian servicemen at the Lychakiv military cemetery in Lviv on June 1, 2023, amid the Russian invasion

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Official tolls of civilians killed since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, are unreliable as no independent count has been made due to a lack of access to Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia.
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WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will oversee the world trade body's ministerial conference

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