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Zelenskyy cancels visit to Spain due to difficult situation in Ukraine

Kyiv, May 15 (UNI) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has cancelled his visit to Spain on May 17 due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Wednesday, citing diplomatic sources.
On Tuesday, Spanish broadcaster TVE, citing sources in the royal family, reported that Zelenskyy would visit Spain this Friday to sign a security agreement between Kiev and Madrid with the country's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Earlier this month, El Pais newspaper reported that the security agreement should have obliged Madrid to provide long-term military assistance to Kiev, to cooperate in the exercises of the two countries' armed forces, to develop the Ukrainian defence industry, and to exchange information in the fields of intelligence and cybersecurity.
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Palestinians welcome UN court ruling on halting Israeli operations in Rafah

24 May 2024 | 11:50 PM

Ramallah, May 24 (UNI) The Palestinian presidency on Friday welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to stop its military offensive in Rafah with immediate effect.

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Finland records lowest ever birth rate in 2023

24 May 2024 | 11:03 PM

Helsinki, May 24 (UNI) The birth rate in Finland declined in 2023 to the lowest level since records began almost 250 years ago, announced the country's statistics agency on Friday.

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Death toll from protests in France's New Caledonia rises to 7 - Reports

24 May 2024 | 10:00 PM

Paris, May 24 (UNI) One more person has been killed in the ongoing protests against planned electoral reform in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, bringing the total death toll up to seven, French broadcaster BFMTV reported on Friday, citing the prosecutor's office in the island's capital of Noumea.

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6 killed by falling tree branches during inclement weather in SL

24 May 2024 | 9:55 PM

Colombo, May 24 (UNI) Six people have died due to falling tree branches triggered by adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka, an official said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia to host 11th World Water Forum in 2027

24 May 2024 | 9:49 PM

Jakarta, May 24 (UNI) Saudi Arabia was formally appointed on Friday during the closing ceremony of the 10th World Water Forum on Indonesia's Bali to be the host country for the 11th World Water Forum in 2027.

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