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    Ambassadors pay homage to murdered politician Nemtsov in Moscow

    Over a dozen Western ambassadors including US envoy Lynne Tracy paid homage to Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, nine years after the Russian politician was murdered near the Kremlin."Nemtsov's legacy continues to inspire Russians and people around the world to fight corruption and defend freedom of speech and human rights," Tracy posted on X. The ninth anniversary of his murder comes shortly after another of Putin's top opponents Alexei Navalny died in a Russian prison, prompting outrage at home and ab

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    Baader-Meinhof militant arrested in Germany after decades on run

    German police have arrested a fugitive member of Germany's notorious far-left militant group the Baader-Meinhof gang who had been on the run for more than 30 years, prosecutors said on Tuesday.Named the Baader Meinhof gang after two of its early leaders, Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, the group took up arms against what they saw as US imperialism and a "fascist" German state that was still riddled with former Nazis.

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    'Urgent' for G7 to seize Russian profits for Ukraine: Yellen

    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday it was urgent for G7 nations to jointly seize profits from frozen Russian assets and redirect them to Ukraine, as the group prepared to meet on the issue.G7 officials say the group is due to meet on the sidelines of the Sao Paulo gathering to discuss support for Ukraine, as its grueling fight against Russia enters its third year.

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    Macron breaks taboo on Western troops in Ukraine

    French President Emmanuel Macron has smashed a major taboo by floating the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine, raising the stakes in a showdown with a nuclear-armed Russia.Gabuev pointed out that a small number of Western troops and volunteers were already on the ground in Ukraine, adding that he could not imagine French society backing the idea of sending a large French contingent to fight there.

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    Dutch drug kingpin gets life for running 'murder organisation'

    Dutch drug kingpin Ridouan Taghi received a life sentence on Tuesday over a series of murders committed by his gang that shocked the Netherlands.Ridouan Taghi gets life in prison," said a judge at the Amsterdam District Court.

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    Biden hosts high-stakes White House talks on Ukraine, shutdown

    US President Joe Biden hosts urgent talks with top Congress leaders at the White House Tuesday, in a bid to unlock billions of dollars in stalled Ukraine aid and avert a government shutdown at home.The White House meeting will also address a partial government shutdown looming Friday night, as Congress still hasn't approved the 12 annual spending bills that make up the federal budget, almost five months into the 2024 fiscal year. 

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    Fear for rhinos as poachers kill 500 in South Africa

    Conservationists raised the alarm on Tuesday as South Africa reported a sharp increase in rhino poaching, with almost 500 animals killed last year. Nevertheless, in September last year the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported that thanks to conservation efforts rhino numbers had grown across Africa. 

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