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Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who …

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Ukraine braces for Russian ‘storm’ in east in run-up to EU meeting

Luhansk governor says situation ‘extremely difficult’ Kremlin says captured Americans are mercenaries European Union to decide on Ukraine membership bid this week Russia threatens retaliation against Lithuania KYIV, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine acknowledged on Tuesday difficulties in fighting in its east as Russian forces regrouped after stepping up pressure and making advances on two …

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Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

Plaintiffs hold hands each other after a district court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriages outside Sapporo district court in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan March 17, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) – A Japanese court on Monday ruled the …

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France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

Projections from voting expected at 1800 GMT Macron needs 289 seats for an absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains One minister already eliminated in overseas vote PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive newly …

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NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Allies must show they will back Ukraine for long haul -Johnson Ukraine admits setback at village near Sievierodonetsk ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders moved to Russia for probe -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last …

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Ukraine’s fight grinds on, Boris Johnson pledges long-haul support

EU summit expected to back Ukraine candidate status Ukraine candidacy endorsement marks major shift Britain’s Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’ Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on More rocket strikes, shelling across east, central Ukraine KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – With a fresh blessing for its European Union ambitions and a promise of continued strong support from …

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WTO strikes global trade deals deep into overtime

Deals reached on food, health and fishing Formerly defiant India joins consensus Package seen increasing credibility of WTO GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s164 members approved a series of trade agreements early on Friday that included commitments on fish and pledges on health and food security after more than five grueling days …

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Europe steps up support for Ukraine as Russia presses offensive

Zelenskiy thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Leaders tour ruined town of Irpin Fighting rages in Sievierodonetsk and southern Ukraine KYIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain will host talks on rebuilding key infrastructure in Kyiv on Friday, a day after the leaders of Germany, France and Italy visited Ukraine and offered it the hope …

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