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5 things to know for May 26: School shooting, Ukraine, Jan. 6, LGBTQ rights recall

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Bullets and Blindfolds in a Ukrainian City Under Siege

When the Russian soldier placed the bag over olena‘s head and started to tape it around her neck, her training as a doctor told her she only had 40 seconds before she would start to lose consciousness as asphyxiation set in. All she could think to do was start counting the seconds. Every last, sitting …

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Estonia’s tough voice on Ukraine urges no compromise with Putin

She remembers the Soviet occupation and a visit to East Berlin in 1988, when she was 11, and her father told her to “breathe in the air of freedom” from West Berlin. And she remembers the stories of 1949, when her mother, Kristi, then a baby, was deported to Siberia in a cattle car with …

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The Turkish Drone That Changed the Nature of Warfare

Özdemir set out to secure government support for Selçuk’s drones. Özdemir was friendly with Necmettin Erbakan, an Islamic nationalist and a vitriolic critic of Western culture. Turkey had been a secular republic since the nineteen-twenties, but Erbakan, a professor of mechanical engineering, believed that by investing in industry and grooming technological talent the country could …

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Corn and Soybeans Near Record Prices, Push Food Costs Higher

Corn and soybeans prices have risen nearly to records, signaling higher food inflation to come. Global food prices had already reached records when Russia invaded Ukraine in late February and jeopardized big slices of the world’s grain and oilseed supplies. Poor harvests in South America, inclement planting weather in the US and rising biofuel demand …

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Inflation in other countries is much worse than in Australia

The cost of living in Australia is skyrocketing but PM Scott Morrison has defended his Government’s actions, pointing to some key figures. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his Government’s economic management pointing out that inflation is much worse in other countries. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) released yesterday confirmed what many Aussies have been …

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Palm oil is in half your groceries. Here’s why prices might shoot up | Focus Economy

Indonesia will start restricting exports of palm oil this week, a move that could make the global food crisis worse and push up the prices of hundreds of consumer products. President Joko Widodo announced Friday that Indonesia would suspend exports of cooking oil, and the raw materials used to make it, “until further notice,” in …

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