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Putin comments on Sweden, Finland in NATO 

Putin was speaking at a summit in Moscow of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, which includes five other ex-Soviet countries.

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Wall Street points lower after sixth straight weekly decline 

Last week, US benchmarks logged their sixth straight weekly drop, the longest such streak since 2011.

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Sri Lanka has only petrol stocks for a day, says PM Wickremesinghe warning of further hardships

"We have run out of petrol... At the moment, we only have petrol stocks for a single day," Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

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Sweden to apply for NATO membership: PM Magdalena Andersson

Sweden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression.

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China's economy takes Omicron hit as big cities reel under lockdowns 

The city reported 69 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 869 local asymptomatic cases on Sunday.

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PM Modi leaves for home after concluding day-long visit to Nepal's Lumbini on Budhha Purnima 

Modi, who was in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba, visited Lumbini for the first time. This was his fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.

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Nepal looks forward to strengthening ties with India based on mutual understanding: Deuba 

Deuba said that a Buddhist circuit that connects Nepal's Lumbini with India's Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar will play a positive role in promoting cultural tourism between Nepal and India.

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McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers 

The fast-food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.”

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PM Modi holds bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini 

Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba on a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, met Deuba after offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi temple here.

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Former PM Imran Khan's security beefed up after 'assassination plot' claims 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held two threat assessment meetings with Interior Ministry officials on Monday, following which it was decided to upgrade Khan's security, the Geo TV reported.

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Chinese media defends Indian wheat export curb after G7 criticism

Last week, the Indian government amended the export policy of wheat by putting its export under the "prohibited" category.

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Swedish lawmakers debate joining NATO as attitudes change 

"Sweden needs formal security guarantees that come with membership in NATO,” Andersson said during a parliamentary debate.

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President Kovind arrives in Jamaica; to hold talks with Governor-General and Prime Minister 

President Kovind accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind arrived here on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation tour that will also take him to St Vincent and Grenadines.

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Sebi eases annual report dispatch rules for entities with listed non-convertible securities 

The development comes after MCA on May 5, extended the relaxations related to dispatching the physical copies of financial statements for the year 2022 till December 31, 2022.

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Sri Lanka to impose nine-hour curfew from 8 pm today amid raging violence

On Sunday, newly-appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will provide a full explanation of the financial crisis faced by the island nation on Monday.

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