News Wire | August 1, 2023 Archive

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Niger Crisis Deepens as France Plans Evacuation and Coup Leaders Get Support From Neighboring Juntas

By Sam Mednick| Associated Press

France prepared to evacuate French and European nationals from Niger on Tuesday, telling them to carry no more than a small bag, after a military coup there won backing from three other West African nations ruled by mutinous soldiers. The military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso said that “any military intervention against Niger will be considered as a declaration of war against Burkina Faso and Mali.”

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Ukraine’s Attacks in Russia Aimed at Degrading Moscow’s Ability to Wage War

By Marc Santora and Ivan Nechepurenko | The New York Times

As Ukraine steps up its strikes inside Russian borders this summer, it is also making plain the nature of its targets: military-aligned sites that aid Moscow’s full-scale invasion, now in its 18th month.

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