Russia Says It Fired Warning Shots at a U.K. Warship Near Crimea

Moscow said the Royal Navy destroyer was in its territorial waters. Britain said that no shots were aimed at the ship and that Russia had warned it was conducting a gunnery exercise.

#black-sea, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #great-britain, #h-m-s-defender, #russia, #ships-and-shipping

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Resistance Fighters Battle Myanmar’s Military in Mandalay

A shootout in Myanmar’s second-biggest city was the first time the military and a group of armed civilians known as the People’s Defense Force clashed in a major urban area.

#deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #mandalay-myanmar, #myanmar, #peoples-defense-force-myanmar, #tatmadaw-myanmar

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North Korea to Washington: Timetable on Talks Is Up to Us, Not You

The country turned down an American offer to resume negotiations “without preconditions,” as President Biden’s envoy visited the region.

#abc-news, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kim-jong-un, #kim-yo-jong, #korean-central-news-agency, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #workersparty-of-korea

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Iran’s Incoming President Vows Tough Line on Missiles and Militias

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s ultraconservative president-elect, said he would not meet with President Biden and that Tehran’s position on its ballistic missile program was “nonnegotiable.”

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #raisi-ebrahim

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After 35-Day Manhunt for Far-Right Soldier, Body Is Found in Belgium

Jürgen Conings, 46, disappeared after threatening the government and virologists responsible for the country’s pandemic response.

#belgium, #defense-and-military-forces, #jurgen-conings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Israel Strikes Gaza Again, After Militants Set Fires in Israel

The exchanges on Thursday and into Friday stopped short of a full-scale escalation, but they underscored the fragile nature of the cease-fire that ended last month’s war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Germany Recalls Platoon on NATO Mission Over Sexual Assault and Racism Claims

A tank platoon was sent home from Lithuania after members were suspected of sexual assault, and racist and anti-Semitic behavior, in the latest embarrassment for Germany’s armed forces.

#anti-semitism, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #germany, #lithuania, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #sexual-harassment

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Don’t Turn Away From These Images and These Crimes

Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia began with murder, rape and pillage, and now moves to mass starvation.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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New Israeli Coalition Survives a Test From a Far-Right March

Israel’s government weathered its first potential crisis after a provocative Jewish procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem did not spark major violence.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

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China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy

In a sign of rising tensions, Beijing deployed 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft over waters south of Taiwan hours after a U.S. carrier group sailed into the South China Sea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brussels-belgium, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #united-states-international-relations

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Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Just two days after taking office, Israel’s new government is split about a decision to allow a procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

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Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits

At least 10 people were killed in the latest attack on a training site that is jointly run by Turkish forces.

#defense-and-military-forces, #shabab, #somalia, #terrorism

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Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

NATO leaders expressed a new concern about China’s growing military might, signaling a fundamental shift in the attentions of an alliance devoted to protecting Europe and North America — not Asia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #europe, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #disabilities, #education-k-12, #international-relations, #juno-spacecraft, #justice-department, #lordstown-motors-corp, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #novavax-inc, #politics-and-government, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Biden and the Democrats Love NATO. Should They?

It antagonizes Russia, keeps Europe subservient and facilitates endless wars. What’s there to love?

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #europe, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russia, #stoltenberg-jens, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Myanmar, Health Care’s Collapse Takes Its Own Toll

Since the February coup, many physicians have refused to work at state-run hospitals. “I will never blame the doctors,” said a patient whose treatment stopped.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #mandalay-myanmar, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #united-nations, #yangon-myanmar

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Elite German Police Unit Disbanded Over Far-Right Group Chat

The move against the unit in Frankfurt is the latest by German authorities to clamp down on a rise in far-right networks in several state security units and in the military.

#defense-and-military-forces, #frankfurt-germany, #germany, #hesse-germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis

The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #kabul-afghanistan, #military-aircraft, #military-bases-and-installations, #peace-process, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How One Epic Document Exposed the Secrets of the Vietnam War

With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #diem-ngo-dinh, #ellsberg-daniel, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #mcnamara-robert-s, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #vietnam-war, #westmoreland-william-c

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Hong Kong, Newly Constrained, Tries to Remember Tiananmen Massacre

Officials have banned the annual June 4 vigil, as a new security law looms over commemorations of the 1989 crackdown. Hong Kongers wonder how long the memory will remain.

#beijing-china, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-alliance-in-support-of-patriotic-democratic-movements-of-china, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #tiananmen-massacre-1989, #tiananmen-square-beijing

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‘Find Him and Kill Him’: An Afghan Pilot’s Desperate Escape

Threatened by the Taliban and considered AWOL by the Afghan military, a decorated helicopter pilot fled for the United States with his wife and daughter.

#afghan-air-force, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asadi-naiem, #asylum-right-of, #content-type-personal-profile, #defense-and-military-forces, #desertion-military, #immigration-and-emigration, #taliban, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Libyan Fighters Attacked by a Potentially Unaided Drone, U.N. Says

A United Nations report suggested that a drone, used against militia fighters in Libya’s civil war, may have selected a target autonomously.

#artificial-intelligence, #bulletin-of-atomic-scientists, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #hifter-khalifa, #libya, #turkey

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Libyan Fighters Attacked by a Potentially Unaided Drone, UN Says

A United Nations report suggested that a drone, used against militia fighters in Libya’s civil war, may have selected a target autonomously.

#artificial-intelligence, #bulletin-of-atomic-scientists, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #hifter-khalifa, #libya, #turkey

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Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?

The road to peace starts with the end of war crimes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Wave of the Hand Sets Off Spain-Morocco Migrant Fight

Spanish officials say Morocco increasingly sees migrants as currency for financial and political gains after it let up to 12,000 flood into a Spanish enclave in North Africa over two days.

#ceuta-spain, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #international-relations, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #morocco, #politics-and-government, #spain

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Britain Accelerates Relocation of Afghan Interpreters to U.K.

Britain will expedite the relocation of Afghan staff, largely interpreters, who worked for the country’s armed forces and are at increasing risk ahead of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #translation-and-interpreters

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North Korea Releases Its First Response to Moon-Biden Summit

In its first reaction to President Biden’s summit with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, North Korean state media warned of an arms race.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #korean-war, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #torture

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An Israeli Death and the Tangled Conflict Left Behind

A Palestinian rocket from Gaza strikes an Israeli apartment building, killing a resident. A Palestinian work crew from the West Bank cleans up the mess.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #gershon-franco, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Iraq Arrests Militia Leader, Inciting a Standoff With Iran-Backed Forces

The arrest of an Iranian-backed paramilitary leader in the killing of government protesters enraged powerful militias in Iraq and posed a test of the prime minister’s pledge to rein them in.

#baghdad-iraq, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #iraq, #kadhimi-mustafa-al, #shiite-muslims, #targeted-killings

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‘Day X’ Audio Series Looks at Germany’s Resurgent Far Right

“Day X,” a new five-part audio documentary from The Times, examines the rise of a new brand of extremism, and one shadowy figure in the middle of it.

#alternative-for-germany, #bennhold-katrin, #berlin-germany, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Militants Attacked a Key Town in Mozambique. Where Was the Government?

Insurgents who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State attacked the strategic town of Palma in March. We interviewed survivors and used videos, satellite imagery and ship-tracking data to show how Mozambique’s government failed to protect its civilians — leaving thousands to fend for themselves.

#defense-and-military-forces, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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Why Hamas Keeps Fighting, and Losing

The recent 11-day war was the latest in a decades-long pattern in which the organization engages in battles it knows it can’t win.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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The Discrimination Palestinian Citizens of Israel Face

Palestinians live under a racist system whose laws enshrine their second-class status.

#defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #haifa-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #nazareth-israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup

More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #maung-saungkha, #monasteries-and-monks, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #poetry-and-poets, #political-prisoners, #writing-and-writers

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Court Appearance Since Coup

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, is facing a raft of charges after being detained by Myanmar’s military. If she is found guilty, she could be imprisoned for the rest of her life.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #civilian-casualties, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar

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Who Is Roman Protasevich, the Opposition Journalist?

Mr. Protasevich, 26, is an exiled dissident whose reach drew an authoritarian ruler into a gambit that outraged Western governments.

#belarus, #blinken-antony-j, #defense-and-military-forces, #greece, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #military-aircraft, #minsk-belarus, #politics-and-government, #roman-protasevich, #ryanair-holdings-plc, #state-security-committee-kgb-belarus, #tikhanovskaya-svetlana, #vilnius-lithuania

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Iran, a Longtime Backer of Hamas, Cheers Attacks on Israel

Tehran jumped at the chance to portray militants’ barrages on Israel as revenge for Israeli attacks on Iran. But Israel says Tehran played no role in the latest conflict.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #khamenei-ali, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zionism

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A Look Inside Israel’s ‘Fortress of Zion’ Military Command Beneath Tel Aviv

The country’s military and intelligence commanded the recent assault on Hamas in Gaza from an underground bunker made for high-tech air wars.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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In the Russian Arctic, the First Stirrings of a Very Cold War

Though the Russian military has little in common with liberal Western politicians or environmental groups like Greenpeace, it is taking ice melt in the Far North seriously.

#arctic-council, #arctic-ocean, #arctic-regions, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #russia

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After the Cease-Fire, Gaza Wakes to a Sea of Rubble

In addition to relief, some residents felt a sense of déjà vu, having survived several recent wars with Israel. After each war, it takes years for Gaza to recover.

#civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hamas, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #palestinians

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North Korean Weapons Are Likely Here to Stay, Even if Biden Won’t Say It

Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal highlights an uncomfortable truth for Mr. Biden as he prepares to meet South Korea’s president at the White House.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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German Officer Goes on Trial, Accused of Plotting Far-Right Terrorism

The military officer, known as Franco A., is charged with plotting political murder in a case that has spotlighted networks of far-right extremists inside German security services.

#albrecht-franco, #defense-and-military-forces, #germany, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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The ‘Unshakable’ Bonds of Friendship With Israel Are Shaking

Israel might ‘win’ in Gaza, and lose America. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Nine Days in Gaza

A conversation with a resident about what life has been like during the conflict with Israel.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians

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Gaza War Deepens a Long-Running Humanitarian Crisis

The Palestinian enclave was already in a dire state. The war with Israel has made it worse, damaging the health and sewage systems, closing schools and displacing tens of thousands.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #european-union, #hamas, #infrastructure-public-works, #palestinians, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Iran’s Oil Exports Rise as U.S. Looks to Rejoin Nuclear Accord

The effectiveness of U.S. sanctions is being called into question as Iran and its oil buyers test whether penalties are worth the risk amid diplomatic negotiations.

#abrams-elliott, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nuclear-weapons, #office-of-foreign-assets-control-united-states-treasury, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #state-department, #treasury-department, #united-states-international-relations

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Europe Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire in Israel-Palestinian Fighting

European Union foreign ministers, save Hungary’s, want the fighting to stop now and decry “unacceptable” civilian casualties in Gaza.

#borrell-fontelles-josep, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #gaza-strip, #israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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