President Vladimir Putin formally incorporated four Ukrainian regions into Russia on Wednesday even as his forces retreated within them, while Moscow stepped up its energy war with Europe by further cutting gas supplies.
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South Korea and the U.S. military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies' sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test.
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Prime Minister Liz Truss pledged on Wednesday to steer Britain through "stormy days" and transform its economy, fighting to restore her authority over a party in revolt after a chaotic first month in office.