MOSCOW – Russia has declared that five diplomats working at the Swedish embassy in Moscow are personal non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Sweden’s ambassador Malena Mard was called to the ministry and was told that Moscow had decided to expel five Swedish diplomats, including three employees who work in the defense attaché office at the Swedish embassy in Moscow, the ministry said. (Russia-Sweden-Diplomacy)
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TOKYO — A woman and two police officers were killed Thursday in a stabbing and shooting involving a man armed with a hunting rifle in Japan’s central Nagano prefecture, local media reported.
The male suspect, after fleeing the scene, has been holed up in a nearby building possibly the residence of a local church speaker, where several gunshots were heard overnight, according to local media. (Japan – stabbing – shooting)
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SEOUL – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday condemned the establishment of a trilateral information-sharing mechanism between the United States, Japan and South Korea on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Japan’s Hiroshima.
The leaders of the three countries recently confirmed that the real-time sharing of a (DPRK) missile warning information, a mechanism they were required to set up last November, proved that “the project to establish a tripartite information sharing system is being pushed forward at the final stage,” North Korea’s official Korean central news agency in a comment. (DPRK-US-Ties)
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GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday approved a draft resolution calling on Israel to ensure adequate health care for those living in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan.
The World Health Assembly’s 76th delegates adopted the resolution with 76 votes in favour, 13 against and 35 abstentions. (WHO-Palestine-Resolution)