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Ukrainian and Russian forces exchanged fresh blows near Sievierodonetsk yesterday, military authorities and analysts say Moscow has resumed attacks on the city, one of the last major Ukrainian fortresses in the eastern main region. Follow the latest updates on War.

By the end of the three months of the war, Moscow had narrowed its military targets to a small part of Ukraine, and troops moved from east to west. Capture of Sievierodonetsk would give Russian forces control of Luhansk, one of the two regions that make up the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

Western countries have significantly increased aid to Ukraine, and are trying to strike a balance as the conflict grows longer and more expensive. Late last week, the US Senate approved $40 billion in aid to Ukraine. Russia has warned that Western countries will pay an unspecified price for helping Ukraine.

In other news of the war:

President Biden warned yesterday that monkeypox, a virus that is spreading worldwide, “is something everyone should be concerned about.” He added that continued transmission would be “resulting.”

Monkeypox virus, which can sometimes be fatal, spreads through body fluids, skin contact, and respiratory droplets. Common symptoms include a characteristic rash, fever, and body aches. The rate of spread has fueled fears of another pandemic that will strain the health system already weakened by Covid-19.

Public health officials in the United States say the country has the resources to fight monkey pox. During an outbreak, the United States stockpiled millions of doses of the smallpox vaccine, which is also generally effective in preventing monkey pox infection.

Details: As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases in 12 countries, including the UK, Spain, Austria and Portugal.

Health Mysteries: The 2020 coronavirus outbreak on a mink farm in Michigan was the first and so far the only known case of possible animal-to-animal transmission in the United States. But what happened?

Israel’s recent government crisis was temporarily resolved yesterday after lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, who stepped down from the ruling coalition at the end of last week, agreed to return to the ruling coalition.

Rep. Rinawie Zoabi of Israel’s left-leaning minority party Meretz resigned Thursday after saying the government was not committed to improving the situation of Arab citizens, who make up a fifth of Israel’s population.

She said she overturned her decision in the face of “great pressure” from local Arab committee leaders. She said in her statement that far-right politician Itamar Ben-Gvir was partly to avoid the possibility of a government overseeing the police. .

The coalition, a coalition of eight parties with ideologically diverse agendas, now has 60 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a position that allows power but makes governance difficult. Its collapse will return Israelis to the polls for the fifth time in four years.

Union: The government, led by Naftali Bennett, consists of political right, left and center parties, including for the first time a small Islamic party. The partners came together primarily with a shared aspiration to overthrow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Haitians were the first people in modern society to free themselves from slavery and create their own nation. But they again had to pay a cash price for their freedom.

A Times study explores how Haiti’s historical ransom to France strengthened the fledgling Parisian international banking system and cemented Haiti’s path toward poverty and underdevelopment.

Expect splendor, a few minutes of standing ovation, and passionate boos at the Cannes Film Festival. The Maximalist festival started last week and runs through Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.

Why are people interested? Cannes began the careers of many filmmakers, such as Quentin Tarantino, who made his film debut in “Pulp Fiction” at the festival. Winning an award can help art films gain wider distribution and recognition during awards season. ‘Parasite’, which won the top prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, also won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Are there any big movies coming out? For cinephile, a film by David Cronenberg, Claire Denis and Park Chan-wook is aiming for the Palme d’Or, the highest award. For the blockbuster, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, the sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 hit, and Baz Luhrmann’s biography of Elvis are also showing.

What else is happening? screaming woman protest against sexual assault He walked the red carpet in Ukraine. At the opening ceremony a few days ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky quoted Charlie Chaplin’s “great dictator” in a virtual speech. I will return to the people.”

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