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Violent clashes in Sweden sparked by planned Quran burnings

London | More than 40 people have been arrested after violent clashes in Sweden between police and people angry at plans by a far-right group to burn copies of the Quran, the media reported. Three people were injured in Norrkoping on Sunday when officers fired warning shots at rioters, police said. The violence was sparked by […]

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McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coca-Cola shut shops, halt production in Russia

New Delhi/Moscow | Several consumer giants including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks and PepsiCo have shut their restaurants and paused business in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Other well-known Western food giants such as KFC and Burger King were also reportedly stopping sales in Russia. McDonald’s said it was temporarily closing its roughly 850 restaurants in […]

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Hackers breach Russian space research site, leak mission files

New Delhi | Cyber-criminals linked to Anonymous hacking group have broken into a website belonging to Russia’s Space Research Institute (IKI) and leaked files that allegedly belong to the Russian space agency Roscosmos. In a tweet, Anonymous said: “Russian Space Agency hacked via v0g3lSec (http://uv.ikiweb.ru) still hacked as of this posting (archived)”. Russia’s Space Research Institute […]

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Moscow, Kiev reach understanding on humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians

New Delhi | Moscow and Kiev have reached an understanding on the joint provision of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilian population and for the delivery of medicines and food to the places of hostilities in Ukraine, said Mikhail Podolyak, a member of the Ukrainian delegation for the talks between the two countries. “There is […]

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Tasks of Ukraine ‘special operation’ will be completed in any case, Putin to Macron

New Delhi | Russian President Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the tasks of the Russian special operation in Ukraine would be fulfilled in any case. It was emphasised that the tasks of the special military operation will be fulfilled in any case, the Kremlin said, RT reported. Putin also detailed the fundamental […]

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Russia’s secret documents reveal war plans approved on Jan 18, capture Ukraine in 15 days

New Delhi | Russia’s secret war documents have revealed that the plans for Moscow’s war with Ukraine were approved on January 18 and it anticipated that the capture must be executed within 15 days, from February 20 to March 6. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operations Command said: “Due to the successful […]

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Russian military takes control of Europe’s largest nuclear plant

New Delhi | Russia has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that its military forces have taken control of the territory around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Wednesday. In an official letter to the Director General dated March 1, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to […]