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‘This is just hysteria’: Russians unmoved by threat of Ukraine conflict

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Choral music wafted through the nave of the Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces as Alexei Rozhkov, a visiting priest, considered the question: was Russia standing on the precipice of a new great conflict in Ukraine?...

Global stock markets dive as fears of Ukraine conflict rattle investors

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Global stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of military conflict in Ukraine sent shares sliding. European markets tumbled by 4% to their lowest levels since October, after Nato said it was reinforcing its easter...

Countdown to attack: inside a simulation that mimics nuclear conflict

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World affairs editor Julian Borger tries out a VR simulation designed to model a real-life nuclear exchange, and reports on the terrifying outcome How to listen to podcasts: ...

Biden-Xi virtual summit: Biden says US and China must ‘not veer into conflict’ – video

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US president Joe Biden has told Chinese leader Xi Jinping that he hoped to have a candid conversation about human rights and security issues as the two began a meeting meant to lower tensions between the two global su...

Tigray conflict: Ethiopia detains 16 UN workers and accuses them of ‘terror act’

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At least 16 United Nations local employees have been detained in Ethiopia’s capital, the UN said, and a government spokesperson asserted they were held for their “participation in terror” under a state of emergency as...

The Tories’ big idea for staying in power? Endless conflict with the EU

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In his dying words, Shakespeare’s Henry IV tells his son, the future Henry V, that he must divert the attention of the barons before they threaten his rule. “Therefore, my Harry, be it thy course to busy giddy minds w...

‘I ran, my heart was broken’: inside Mozambique’s evolving Cabo Delgado conflict

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Pencils scratch as students in year eight feverishly work through an exam paper. At the back of the classroom, Clara Edna Chevambo, 37, a minute figure in hand-me-down clothes, finishes first and hands her paper to th...

‘Was it worth it?’: veterans of Afghan conflict reel at Taliban takeover

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As chaotic scenes unfolded more than 4,000 miles away in Kabul, veterans of the 20-year conflict and families who lost loved ones on the battlefield have been asking the stark question: “Was it worth it?” “There is a ...

For rightwing culture warriors, to shed light on past conflict is to insult our history

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The problem with dishonesty is that you have to remember your most recent falsehoods to at least try to keep your story straight. In their pantomime “war against woke”, the UK’s statue defenders are incapable of remem...

Ethiopia conflict set to escalate after Tigray rebels refuse to withdraw

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Ethiopia’s spreading conflict has escalated after the government warned that it could deploy its “entire defensive capability” against the restive Tigray region after advances by rebels into neighbouring regions. Afte...

Gaza conflict led to record rise in UK antisemitic attacks, charity says

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A charity that monitors antisemitism and provides security for British Jewish groups has said the Gaza conflict that broke out in May resulted in its highest recording of anti-Jewish hate incidents. The Community Secu...

The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges?

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According to the Swiss federal criminal court last week, the corruption destroying the Democratic Republic of the Congo – where devastating conflicts over minerals used in our electronics have killed more than six mil...

‘I refuse to visit his grave’: the trauma of mothers caught in Israel-Gaza conflict

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In the last month of her pregnancy, May al-Masri was preparing dinner when a rocket landed outside her home in northern Gaza, killing her one-year-old son, Yasser. Masri had felt the explosion’s shockwave when the att...

The Viewing Booth review – seeing is believing in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Even though he tries to maintain a cool, scientific demeanour, Israeli director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz finally lets slip a twinge of despair at the end of this interesting geopolitical Rorschach test. Alexandrowicz sit...

The conflict in the Middle East is sustained by the silencing of Palestinians

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The silencing of the Palestinian story is nothing new. In 1950s Britain, a few years after Israel was established, even the name Palestine went out of use. When asked as a child where I came from, people would think I...

How progressives have changed the tone on the Israel-Gaza conflict

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It just so happened that Joe Biden was due to visit Detroit, home to the biggest Arab American community in the country, at the height of the latest upsurge in Israeli-Palestinian violence. The sight of the presidenti...

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