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ūüĒī Live: Biden¬†says first US Abrams tanks to reach Ukraine 'next week'

"Next week, the first US Abrams tanks will be delivered in Ukraine," Biden said at the White House, alongside his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, who is on his second visit to the United States since Russia invaded his country in February 2022. Biden also said he had "approved the next tranche of security assistance for Ukraine," which the Pentagon later valued at $325 million. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 

Pope to arrive in Marseille with message of tolerance amid EU migrant crisis

Pope Francis heads Friday to Marseille for a two-day visit focused on the Mediterranean and migration, and bringing a message of tolerance amid bitter debate over how Europe manages asylum seekers.

Brazil's Indigenous peoples celebrate massive land rights victory

A lopsided majority of Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against an effort to restrict native peoples' rights to protected reservations on their ancestral lands, in a win for Indigenous activists and climate campaigners.

French FM touts climate commitments, support for Ukraine in UN address

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday evening. She underlined France's commitment to protecting our climate. Watch below.

France's 96-0 win over Namibia overshadowed by facial injury for captain Dupont

A serious-looking facial injury to captain Antoine Dupont took the gloss off France's highest ever score, a 96-0 romp against hapless Namibia at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday. There were 14 tries, including a penalty try, and Thomas Ramos converted 12 of 13.

Sudan's al-Burhan tells UN war could spill over in the region

Sudan's army chief warned Thursday at the United Nations that months of war could spill over in the region as he urged international pressure on the paramilitary unit he is fighting.

Checkmate in Nagorno-Karabakh? How Azerbaijan got Armenia to back down

The Armenian separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday agreed to lay down their weapons following Azerbaijan's lightning offensive in the Armenian-majority enclave. Between Moscow's weakening position in the Caucasus and the West's dependence on hydrocarbons, Azerbaijan has taken advantage of a favourable international context to complete a decades-long mission to control the disputed region.

Azerbaijan, Karabakh separatists end first round of peace talks

Representatives from Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan government met for talks Thursday to discuss the future of the breakaway region that Azerbaijan claims to fully control following a military offensive this week.

King Charles III proposes France-UK ‚Äėpartnership for sustainability‚Äô to tackle climate emergency

King Charles III on Thursday followed in his mother Queen Elizabeth II's footsteps by addressing lawmakers in the French upper chamber of parliament with a speech calling for strengthened ties to help tackle the world's environmental challenges.

Biden tells Zelensky he will 'ensure world stands with' Ukraine

US President Joe Biden told Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday that he will "ensure the world stands" with Ukraine as the pair met at the White House in Washington. Their meeting comes as opposition grows in Congress on continuing huge US funding for the Ukrainian war effort. Read our liveblog to see how all the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

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