MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE UKRAINE CONFLICT WILL BE LABELED ON TWITTER

Fri 20 May 2022: On Thursday (May 20), Twitter announced that it will begin putting warning messages on some false information about the Ukraine crisis, as well as limiting the spread of claims disproved by humanitarian organizations and other reliable sources. Twitter’s action is part of a new policy outlining how the social media giant […]

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AUSTRALIA REPORTS FIRST MONKEYPOX CASE IN TRAVELLER RETURNED FROM BRITAIN

Fri 20 May 2022: Following North American and European countries, Australian officials verified a confirmed case of monkeypox infection on Friday (May 20). A traveller who had recently returned from the United Kingdom was found to have the disease. Authorities have indicated that another such case is being investigated. Another individual suffered a mild illness, […]

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RUSSIA’S HULK TOWS THREE 15.6-TON CHOPPERS TO SET NEW WORLD RECORD

Fri 20 May 2022: On May 19, Sergey Agadzhanyan, dubbed the “Russian Hulk,” set a new world record for towing multi-ton equipment by dragging three helicopters at once without the use of special apparatus such as ladders. While towing aircraft, the Russian Hulk blew up a medical heating pad (hot water bottle). The helicopters, which […]

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WESTERN SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA NOT CAUSING GLOBAL GOOD INSECURITY: BLINKEN

Fri 20 May 2022: In statements to the UN Security Council on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Western sanctions on Russia are not driving food hunger around the world. “Sanctions aren’t preventing Russia from exporting food and fertilizer, sanctions imposed by the United States and many other countries deliberately include carve […]

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RUSSIA’S FORMER PRESIDENT DENOUNCES ‘INSANE’ SANCTIONS

Fri 20 May 2022: Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said the West should not expect Russia to continue food supplies if it slaps Moscow with devastating sanctions over the war. “Our country is ready to fulfil its obligations in full. But it also expects assistance from trading partners, including on international platforms,” Medvedev, who […]

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TURKEY WILL SAY ‘NO’ TO ENTRY OF FINLAND, SWEDEN INTO NATO: ERDOĞAN

Thu 19 May 2022: Turkey “will say no” to the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday. His speech came as senior representatives of two countries are set to visit Turkey for talks. Speaking to a group of Turkish youth, Erdoğan accused the two countries — and especially Sweden — of being “a focus of terror, home […]

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‘I MEAN UKRAINE’: FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CALLS IRAQ INVASION ‘UNJUSTIFIED’

Thu 19 May 2022: Former US President George W. Bush referred to the invasion of Iraq as “unjustified” before clarifying that he was referring to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, according to local media on Wednesday evening. “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch […]

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RUSSIA MUST NOT WIN THIS WAR: GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHOLZ

Thu 19 May 2022: Russia must not win this war, Ukraine must prevail, German Chancellor Scholz said on Thursday, pledging more military support to the country. We must focus on supporting Ukraine “quickly and pragmatically”, he said. Speaking in his address to German parliament, Scholz said that “Russian president continues to believe he can dictate a settlement in Ukraine, but he is […]

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