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Russia withdraws troops from Snake Island
Moscow claims it's a "goodwill gesture" but Ukraine celebrates a military victory. Also: Afghanistan's Taliban rulers hold their first big gathering since seizing power last year, and the beach in California returned to an African-American family nearly a century after it was seized.
Paris attacker given France's most severe sentence
Salah Abdeslam and 19 others were convicted over the 2015 attacks, which killed 130 people across Paris. Also: the singer R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in jail for sex abuse, and nearly a quarter of Earth's seafloor now mapped.
NATO declares 'unshakeable' commitment to Ukraine
Western defence alliance declares Russia a direct threat to its security -- and prepares to welcome new members and boost military readiness. Also: the former Mrs Gates talks about life after Bill, African leaders urge Sudan and Ethiopia to step back from conflict, and scientists studying the bones of an ancient giant kangaroo say it belongs to a previously unknown group of species.
Turkey supports Finland and Sweden Nato bid
Russia strongly opposes the two states joining the military alliance, and had used its possible enlargement as a pretext for the invasion of Ukraine. Also: Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years over sex trafficking, and who was the famous singer who played a couple's wedding song in a pub?
G7 vows to drive up costs for Russia over Ukraine war
Leaders promise to tackle global hunger and a price cap for Russian oil. Also: forty-six migrants have been found dead in an abandoned truck in the US state of Texas, and the oldest Nazi criminal ever to stand trial in Germany.
Many killed in crowded Ukraine shopping centre hit by Russian strike
Ukraine's president says more than one thousand people were inside the complex in the city of Kremenchuk. Also: Jordan reports fatalities in toxic gas leak in Aqaba, and the artwork of a London man goes viral after his death.
1 June 2022
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I’m lost on exactly what we are talking about, the first four listed are barely considered ‘illegal drugs.’ 😉😷🙃
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Go read American constitution
It’s absolutely funny to hear a Brit talk about abortion as a constitutional right in America.
Please read our constitution before you make a fool of yourself. And read the Supreme Court ruling while you are at it, if you can still read. 😏