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Kishida, Putin confirm commitment to dialogue on Japan-Russia peace deal

Tokyo, Oct 7 (UNI/Sputnik) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed commitment to continue dialogue on the Japan-Russia peace agreement during a phone conversation on Thursday.
"We confirmed that negotiations will be conducted on the basis of existing agreements," Kishida said, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.
According to Kyodo, Putin voiced readiness to meet with Kishida face-to-face and make efforts to achieve progress on negotiations on the peace deal.
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US announces funds to protect and support independent journalism

09 Dec 2021 | 3:33 PM

Washington, Dec 9 (UNI) The US government announced to provide new funding to protect reporters targeted because of their work and support independent international journalism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the opening of the virtual Summit for Democracy.

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Philippines logs 562 new COVID cases, death toll nears 50,000

09 Dec 2021 | 3:29 PM

Manila, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 562 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,835,996.

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Fiji launches action plan to prevent violence against women

Fiji launches action plan to prevent violence against women

09 Dec 2021 | 3:22 PM

Suva, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) Fiji is facing an epidemic of violence against women and girls in both public and private spaces, Fiji's Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar said on Thursday.

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Russia confirms 30,209 new Covid-19 cases over past 24 hours: Response Center

Russia confirms 30,209 new Covid-19 cases over past 24 hours: Response Center

09 Dec 2021 | 3:06 PM

Moscow, Dec 9 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia has confirmed 30,209 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,925,806, the federal response center said on Thursday.

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HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai convicted for Tiananmen vigil last year

09 Dec 2021 | 2:41 PM

Hong Kong, Dec 9 (UNI) Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai along with two other activists were convicted on Thursday for taking part in an unlawful assembly, which was held in June last year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

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