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Survivors and leaders mark Holocaust Memorial Day (9)
Published 54 minutes ago The Holocaust Survivors and world leaders are marking Holocaust Memorial Day with remembrance services and events. It honours the six million Jewish people murdered, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups. The day also marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau death camp, in what was then-Nazi-occupied Poland.
House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile (11)
For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation's emergency oil stockpile - a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat Matthew Daly Friday 27 January 2023 05:07 House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpileShow all 5 House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpileCongress Oil Congress Oil Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.
Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions over Russia's military aggression against Ukraine (8)
The Council today decided to prolong by six months, until 31 July 2023, the restrictive measures targeting specific sectors of the economy of the Russian Federation. These sanctions, first introduced in 2014 in response to Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, were significantly expanded since February 2022, in light of Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine.
Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war (6)
The Associated Press January 27, 2023, 12:40 PM Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner has spearheaded the push to jump-start Russia's stalemated offensive in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk province.
Russian coronavirus-denying ex-monk sentenced to 7 years (8)
Jan. 27, 2023 at 3:31 am By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) - A former Russian Orthodox monk, who denied that the coronavirus existed and defied the Kremlin, was handed a seven-year prison sentence Friday. Nikolai Romanov, 67, who was known as Father Sergiy until his excommunication by the Russian Orthodox Church, urged his followers to disobey the Russian government's lockdown measures and spread conspiracy
Ex-paratrooper set to sweep presidential vote against ex-PM (10)
Analysts expected high turnout for the two-day vote 27 January, 17:08 Correlati Associate Retired general faces ex-PM in Czech presidential run-off (ANSA-AFP) - PRAGUE, JAN 27 - Polling stations opened Friday for the Czech presidential election run-off in which retired NATO general Petr Pavel is expected to beat billionaire former prime minister Andrej Babis.
'20 Days in Mariupol' wins Sundance audience award (5)
Mstyslav Chernov's documentary "20 Days in Mariupol," a first-person account of the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, won the audience prize for world cinema documentary at the Sundance Film Festival Lindsey Bahr Friday 27 January 2023 19:07 '20 Days in Mariupol' wins Sundance audience awardShow all 4 '20 Days in Mariupol' wins Sundance audience award2023 Sundance Film Festival 2023 Sundance Film Festival 2023 Invision
Auschwitz liberation marked without Russia, as European peace again shattered by war (7)
None of Putin's officials invited to annual event on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as Moscow's war on Ukraine continues By Vanessa Gera Today, 4:37 pm People walk next to the 'Arbeit Macht Frei' (Work Sets You Free) gate at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz- Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, Jan.
UK Treasury chief: Tax cuts must wait for inflation to fall (7)
Britain's Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt said Friday that taming inflation is more important than cutting taxes, resisting calls from some in the governing Conservative Party for immediate tax breaks for businesses and voters.
Latvian Ambassador Should Leave Russia Within 2 Weeks - Russian Foreign Ministry (5)
Sumaira FH Published January 27, 2023 | 09:25 PM The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Latvian Ambassador Maris Riekstins should leave Russia within two weeks over the decision of the Latvian authorities to lower the level of diplomatic relations with Moscow MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th January, 2023) The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Latvian Ambassador Maris Riekstins should