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Ukraine downplays uncertainty over US support after funding bill passes with no aid

Ukraine’s government said Sunday it was confident that the United States would continue to support it in its war with Russia, even after the House passed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown that did not include any additional money for Kyiv.

The UK defense secretary suggests British training of Ukrainian soldiers could move into Ukraine

Britain’s new defense secretary has suggested that British military training of Ukrainian soldiers, which currently takes place in U.K. bases, could move into western Ukraine.

Suicide bomber detonates a device in the Turkish capital. A second assailant is killed in a shootout.

Turkey’s interior affairs minister says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device near his ministry while a second assailant was killed in a shootout with police.

A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier leads a leftist party to win in Slovakia’s parliamentary elections

A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message.

Maldives opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz wins the presidential runoff, local media say

Media in the Maldives say opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz, who supports closer ties between the Indian Ocean archipelago and China, won the presidential runoff on Saturday with more than 53 percent of the vote.

Afghan Embassy closes in India citing a lack of diplomatic support and personnel

The Afghan Embassy says it is closing in New Delhi from Sunday due to a lack of diplomatic support in India and the absence of a recognized government in Kabul.

Iraq wedding fire’s death toll rises, as investigators point to safety violations

The sense of loss here is mixed with anger and disbelief as a report from the initial investigation into the fire’s cause found what many witnesses had already said: The wedding hall violated basic safety requirements and lacked emergency exits and a sprinkler system.

Putin marks anniversary of annexation of Ukrainian regions as drones attack overnight

In an address released in the early hours to mark the first anniversary of the annexation, Putin insisted that it was carried out “in full accordance with international norms.”