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State Department advises all Americans overseas ‘to exercise increased caution’ in worldwide alert | CNN Politics

State Department advises all Americans overseas ‘to exercise increased caution’ in worldwide alert | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The US State Department on Thursday advised all US citizens worldwide “to exercise increased caution” due to “increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, (and) demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests.” The issuance of the worldwide caution alert is a significant message amid protests...

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Turkey condemns Quran burning protest in Stockholm as a ‘heinous act’ | CNN

Turkey condemns Quran burning protest in Stockholm as a ‘heinous act’ | CNN

CNN  —  Turkey condemned a decision by Swedish authorities to approve a small Quran-burning demonstration outside a mosque in Stockholm on Wednesday, a move that may jeopardize Sweden’s bid to join NATO before the bloc’s key summit in July. A single person took part in the planned Quran burning in the Swedish capital and images...

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NATO is in a race against time to save itself from a major embarrassment | CNN

NATO is in a race against time to save itself from a major embarrassment | CNN

CNN  —  NATO officials are in a race against time to avoid the embarrassment of seeing the alliance miss its own stated aim of admitting Sweden to the alliance by July 11.  Both Sweden and its neighbor Finland stated their intent to join NATO through its open-door policy in May last year, just weeks after Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Finland was finally accepted in April of this year, doubling...

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China says it wants peace in Ukraine, but is it only on Russia’s terms? | CNN

China says it wants peace in Ukraine, but is it only on Russia’s terms? | CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s envoy for the war in Ukraine ended a nearly two-week tour through Europe with a stop in Moscow on Friday, closing out a mission that served as a key test of Beijing’s bid to broker an end to the spiraling conflict. Beijing’s stated interest in promoting communication toward resolving the...

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Moscow bans ‘500 Americans’ from Russia including CNN journalists | CNN

Moscow bans ‘500 Americans’ from Russia including CNN journalists | CNN

CNN  —  Former United States President Barack Obama, late night television host Stephen Colbert, and CNN’s Erin Burnett are some of the “500 Americans” Russia has banned from entering the country. Russia on Friday announced it was banning “500 Americans,” many prominent figures of US executive power, from entering the country “in a response to...

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Ukraine’s Zelensky caps frenetic week of diplomacy with plans to appear in person at Japan’s G7 summit | CNN

Ukraine’s Zelensky caps frenetic week of diplomacy with plans to appear in person at Japan’s G7 summit | CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  Volodymyr Zelensky will travel in person to Japan for the Group of Seven (G7) summit, according to an official familiar with the planning, a stark display of confidence and Western solidarity as the Ukraine’s wartime leader tries to keep crucial support from allied nations flowing. The surprise trip – which would...

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As the Ukraine war grinds on, the EU finds it needs China more than ever | CNN

As the Ukraine war grinds on, the EU finds it needs China more than ever | CNN

CNN  —  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had a number of unintended consequences. One of the less expected was that over a year into the conflict, President Xi Jinping of China would receive a courting from European leaders. Given the EU’s hard stance on Russia, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’d take a similarly firm approach with...

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Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia on spying charges | CNN

Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia on spying charges | CNN

CNN  —  Russian authorities have detained an American reporter for the Wall Street Journal and accused him of spying, signaling a significant ratcheting of both Moscow’s tensions with the United States and its campaign against foreign news media, which has been under intense pressure since President Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine last...