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Blinken suggests role for diplomacy on Ukraine borders

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday suggested a role for diplomacy in determining Ukraine's future borders, while reaffirming that any peace decisions were for Kyiv to make.. Blinken stressed that "these have to be Ukrainian decisions about what they want their future to be and how that lands in terms of the sovereignty, the territorial integrity the independence of the country."

Israel's Netanyahu vows unity as thousands decry justice reforms

Israeli divisions over the government's judicial reform programme widened Thursday as police fired water cannon at protesters blocking a highway in Tel Aviv and right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to restore unity.. Tens of thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv and other cities, according to crowd estimates by Israeli media.

Tanzania pilots failed to heed warnings before crash: govt

Tanzanian authorities said Thursday that the pilots who flew a Precision Air plane which crashed into Lake Victoria last November failed to heed warnings from an automatic "pull up" alarm system.. In the second preliminary report to be published since the accident, the transport ministry said Thursday that an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) issued three alerts "about the excessively high descent rate". 

Montenegro says it has arrested Korean Crypto fugitive Do Kwon

A man suspected of being fugitive South Korean cryptocurrency entrepreneur Do Kwon, accused of orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar fraud that shook global crypto markets last year, has been arrested in Montenegro, the interior minister said Thursday.. Kwon is accused of "orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar crypto asset securities fraud", according to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. 

'He doesn't listen': Macron's method spurs on French protesters

As teargas and smoke wafted through the streets of central Paris and riot police clashed with protesters, many demonstrators felt President Emmanuel Macron only had himself to blame for the seething public anger over his pension reform.. A total of 70 percent felt the government was to blame for nightly clashes around the country since last Thursday, as well as wildcat protests that have seen roads, railways stations and ports blocked. 

Iranian women in stadium to watch Russia football friendly

Iran on Thursday allowed female football fans into a stadium for a national team match for the first time in more than a year.. The Islamic republic has generally barred female spectators from football and other sports stadiums since it was established in 1979.

Blinken says US won't remove Cuba from terror list

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday there were no plans to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move made by his predecessor days before leaving.. Blinken's Republican predecessor Mike Pompeo in January 2021 abruptly returned Cuba to the state sponsor of terrorism list, which severely hampers foreign investment as companies risk legal consequences in the United States.