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Zelenskiy says situation is ‘difficult’ on visit to Kharkiv; Putin calls China relationship an international ‘stabilising factor’ – as it happened

Ukrainian military says its has forced Russia to reduce tempo of offensive; Russian president thanks Xi Jinping for ‘trying to solve Ukraine crisis’. This live blog is closedPutin in China on mission to strengthen relationshipHow Russia has advanced in…

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Chinese woman jailed for reporting on Covid in Wuhan to be freed after four years

Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan’s search for the truth during the early days of the pandemic was seen as a threat by the authoritiesA Chinese citizen journalist who has been in prison for four years after reporting on the early days of the Covid-19 epide…

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China angles for Gaza mediation role to expand influence in Middle East

Beijing joins France in urging Israel against Rafah offensive in latest effort to make its diplomatic markXi Jinping, sensing a diplomatic opening, is stepping up China’s intervention in the Middle East crisis, issuing a joint statement with the French…

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