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Russia controls 20% of Ukrainian territory, President Zelensky says
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russian forces have seized 20% of his country's territory, as Moscow's invasion nears its 100th day.
Addressing lawmakers in Luxembourg, he added that the front line extended for more than 1,000km (621 miles).
"All combat-ready Russian military formations are involved in this aggression," he told MPs via videolink.
Russian forces have been intensifying attacks on the city of Severodonetsk in the eastern Donbas region.
UK defence officials say Russia has seized most of the city and are making "steady local gains, enabled by a heavy concentration of artillery".
EU braces for Big Tech’s legal backlash against new digital rulebook
Companies prepare to unleash a wave of challenges against efforts to tame the big names of the digital sector.
Consider Amnesty’s message, don’t shoot the messenger
It’s wrong to fault the human rights group for criticizing Ukraine.
Japan encourages its sober young people to drink more and boost economy
The Japanese government has launched a nationwide competition to revitalise the alcoholic beverages industry which has been shrinking due to demographic changes, lifestyle choic...
Germany to miss gas storage target amid warnings of winter shortages
Moscow has drastically cut flows to Europe via the Nord Stream pipeline since mid-June and is currently supplying only 20% of agreed volumes, blaming technical issues, but the m...
Woman Sues Co-Worker, Claims His Extremely Tight Hug Broke Her Ribs
The court in China's Yunxi county ordered the man to pay her 10,000 Yuan (around $1,500) in damages.
Russia welcomes successor to Starbucks - with a logo some may find familiar...
Starbucks had 130 cafes in Russia and almost 2,000 employees; a new company is now reopening in the same locations.
Why workers just won’t stop quitting
The Great Resignation was triggered by the pandemic – so why aren’t resignations slowing down now as it wanes?
Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter
Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists
Meta steps up information control ahead of US elections
Facebook's parent company is imposing strict controls on information related to the upcoming midterm elections
Apple targets Sept. 7 for iPhone 14 launch in flurry of devices
Apple is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with knowledge of the matter, rolling out the latest version of a product tha...
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