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    German parliament votes to legalise recreational cannabis

    The German parliament voted Friday to legalise the possession and controlled cultivation of cannabis starting in April, despite fierce objections from the opposition and medical associations.Until now, German law has restricted personal use of cannabis to people with certain medical conditions.

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    Tractors roll into Paris as farmers up pressure on Macron

    Farmers drove tractors into central Paris on Friday to bring fresh pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, who promised them a meeting to discuss their grievances but then cancelled the event.Faced with the boycott call, Macron cancelled the event altogether, his office said Friday, adding that he would meet instead with farmers' unions before opening the fair Saturday.

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    Biden slaps sanctions on 500 targets in Russia 'war machine'

    US President Joe Biden on Friday announced sanctions against Russia on over 500 targets to mark the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine, vowing sustained pressure to stop President Vladimir Putin's "war machine."But they stopped short of potentially game-changing moves under consideration such as funding Ukraine by seizing assets from Russia, whose economy has kept growing despite two years of pressure.

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    Russia's war in Ukraine 'ignores will of global majority': Kuleba

    Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia at the UN General Assembly on Friday of ignoring the will of the world as its war against Kyiv enters a third year.Despite speeches by prominent Western foreign ministers, there will be no vote on the conflict as there was last year as the UN is preoccupied by the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. 

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    Profit-taking nibbles at Nvidia and stocks rally loses steam

    Wall Street's three main indices struck fresh record highs on Friday before profit-taking settled in and sapped the rally touched off by US technology titan Nvidia's blockbuster results.The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all hit new highs during morning trading, but the Nasdaq then fell back into the red as shares in Nvidia and other tech stocks succumbed to profit-taking.

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    US unveils fresh sanctions as Putin hails Russian 'heroes'

    The United States announced a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia on Friday a day ahead of the second anniversary of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin hailed Russian "heroes" fighting there.US President Joe Biden announced sanctions on more than 500 targets to "ensure Putin pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home".

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    American lunar lander 'alive and well,' images expected soon

    The first American spaceship on the Moon since Apollo is "alive and well" following a drama-packed touchdown, the company that built it said Friday as it worked to download data and images from the uncrewed robot."Odysseus is alive and well," Intuitive Machines, which achieved the first lunar landing by a private company, posted on X on Friday morning.

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