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CNN.com | 06. 07. 2022 | Europe

South Korea, one of the world's most fossil fuel-reliant economies, is re-embracing nuclear energy, with the government announcing Tuesday it will restart construction on two nuclear reactors and extend the life of those already in operation.

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CNN.com | 06. 07. 2022 | Europe

Top-of-the-line F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States and South Korea are teaming up for the first time in a 10-day exercise meant to send a message to North Korea.

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CNN.com | 06. 07. 2022 | Europe

Sri Lanka is "bankrupt," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Tuesday, as the country suffers its worst financial crisis in decades, leaving millions struggling to buy food, medicine and fuel.

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CNN.com | 06. 07. 2022 | Europe

North Korea appears to have released water from a dam near its border with South Korea, prompting vacationers in the neighbouring country to evacuate due to rising water levels on the Imjin River, officials said Tuesday.

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CNN.com | 06. 07. 2022 | Europe

Choi Jung-hun smiled as I read out the latest official Covid-19 figures from North Korean state media: fewer than 5 million cases of "fever" and just 73 fatalities -- a fraction of the death toll of every other country in the world.

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CNN.com | 05. 07. 2022 | Europe

Eighteen people were killed and 243 wounded during unrest in Uzbekistan's autonomous province of Karakalpakstan last week, Uzbek authorities said on Monday -- the worst bout of violence in the Central Asian nation in 17 years.

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CNN.com | 04. 07. 2022 | Europe

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on Myanmar's junta leaders to talk to their opponents amid concerns over escalating violence and deteriorating rights conditions in the Southeast Asian country.

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CNN.com | 04. 07. 2022 | Europe

Four people were saved after their ship broke in half at sea while being caught near the center of Typhoon Chaba, according rescue teams from mainland China and Hong Kong, but the chances of survival for the rest of the crew remain "very slim".

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CNN.com | 03. 07. 2022 | Europe

A Hong Kong lawmaker who was photographed standing close to Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week announced Sunday he had tested positive for Covid-19.

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CNN.com | 03. 07. 2022 | Europe

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CNN.com | 02. 07. 2022 | Europe

The Taliban's supreme leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has once again warned foreigners not to interfere in Afghanistan during a rare speech at a gathering of Islamic clerics in Kabul on Friday, according to state media.

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CNN.com | 01. 07. 2022 | Europe

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday claimed "true democracy" began in Hong Kong 25 years ago when China assumed control, as he marked a symbolic anniversary for the city transformed by his political crackdown.

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CNN.com | 01. 07. 2022 | Europe

Indonesia's parliament passed legislation on Thursday to create three new provinces in its underdeveloped region of Papua, a move critics fear could undermine the standing of the area's indigenous population and threaten special autonomy powers.

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CNN.com | 01. 07. 2022 | Europe

Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong in his first trip outside mainland China since the pandemic began as the city marks the 25th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule on July 1. Follow live updates here.

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CNN.com | 30. 06. 2022 | Europe

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the Philippines' 17th President on Thursday, restoring one of the country's most notorious political families to the MalacaƱang Palace 36 years after it was ousted in a popular uprising.

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CNN.com | 30. 06. 2022 | Europe

Doctors and bankers were among hundreds of Sri Lankans who marched on Wednesday to demand the government resolve a severe fuel shortage at the heart of the Indian Ocean island's worst economic crisis in decades or step down.

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CNN.com | 30. 06. 2022 | Europe

Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter above streets and red celebratory banners line the harbor front, as thousands of Hong Kong police guard the city's high-speed rail terminus, awaiting the arrival of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

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CNN.com | 29. 06. 2022 | Europe

More than 7 million people in Bangladesh are in desperate need of shelter and emergency relief after what one aid agency has described as the worst flooding to hit South Asia in living memory.

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CNN.com | 28. 06. 2022 | Europe

Japan is asking some 37 million people living in and around Tokyo to use less electricity and ration air conditioning even amid a record heat wave that has seen temperatures in some parts of the country pass 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).

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CNN.com | 28. 06. 2022 | Europe

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CNN.com | 28. 06. 2022 | Europe

Sri Lanka will shut schools and only allow fuel supplies to services deemed essential like health, trains and buses for two weeks starting Tuesday, a minister said, in a desperate attempt to deal with a severe shortage.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

Chinese censors scrambled to delete what appears to be a misleading quote by a senior Communist Party official published in state media Monday, which claimed the "zero-Covid" policy would remain in place in Beijing "for the next five years," in an effort to tame an online backlash.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

Sri Lanka's economy has "completely collapsed," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Wednesday, as the crisis-hit nation faces an increasingly dire situation that has left millions struggling with fuel, electricity and food shortages.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to a prison and is being kept in solitary confinement, a junta spokesperson said on Thursday.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

Chinese leader Xi Jinping set the tone for a virtual summit with leaders from major emerging economies in a pointed speech Wednesday evening, in which he decried sanctions as "weaponizing" the global economy and urged unity in the face of financial challenges.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

Desperate search and rescue operations were underway in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday following an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people, a heavy blow for a country already facing a dire economic and humanitarian crisis.

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CNN.com | 27. 06. 2022 | Europe

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CNN.com | 12. 06. 2022 | Europe

US and Chinese military chiefs sparred over the issue of Taiwan in their first face-to-face meeting on Friday at a major defense summit in Singapore, with Washington saying Beijing is trying to change the status quo over the island and Beijing claiming Washington is fueling instability with its actions including arms sales to Taipei.

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CNN.com | 26. 05. 2022 | Europe

Two deadly explosions rocked Afghanistan's city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of the country's northern Balkh province on Wednesday, killing and wounding a number of civilians.

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CNN.com | 22. 05. 2022 | Europe

North Korea claims its Covid outbreak is slowing, with its state-run media reporting on Sunday a "positive trend" that has seen the daily number of new "fever cases" drop below 200,000.

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CNN.com | 20. 05. 2022 | Europe

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks like he's in big trouble. His country has announced an "explosive" outbreak of Covid-19, reporting more than 2 million cases of what it refers to as "fever" in little more than a week since its first reported case.

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CNN.com | 19. 05. 2022 | Europe

Three North Korean cargo planes flew to China and back on Monday, as the country battles an fast-spreading outbreak of Covid-19, according to a South Korean government official with knowledge of the matter.

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CNN.com | 17. 05. 2022 | Europe

Sri Lanka's new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country's power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests.

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CNN.com | 17. 05. 2022 | Europe

Amy Bauernschmidt is the only woman ever to command a US aircraft carrier, the largest and among the most powerful warships afloat.

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CNN.com | 05. 05. 2022 | Europe

When John Lee becomes the next chief executive, many expect Beijing's crackdown on civil liberties to continue. Where does that leave Hong Kong's embattled gender movement?

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CNN.com | 04. 05. 2022 | Europe

North Korea fired a possible ballistic missile on Wednesday, the Japanese Prime Minister's office said in a tweet.

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