News Wire | May 25, 2023 Archive

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Canada and Saudi Arabia Normalize Diplomatic Relations After 2018 Split

By Steve Scherer | Reuters

Canada and Saudi Arabia have agreed to restore full diplomatic ties and appoint new ambassadors, both countries said Wednesday, bringing to a close a 2018 dispute that damaged relations and trade.

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Prigozhin Says His Forces Have Begun Withdrawing From Bakhmut

By Ivan Nechepurenko | The New York Times

Days after declaring victory in Bakhmut, the Wagner private military company has started to withdraw its fighters from the ruined city in eastern Ukraine and will be replaced by regular Russian troops, the group’s leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said in a video released Thursday.

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