Russian missiles hit an apartment block and kindergarten in strikes that U.S. President Joe Biden condemned as "barbarism," while world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow including an import ban on gold.
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Increasingly worried about China, G7 leaders first floated plans for the project last year, and are formally launching it now under a fresh title and dropping the moniker "Build Back Better World" first coined by Biden.
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The world's central bank umbrella group called for interest rates to be raised "quickly and decisively."
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State broadcaster SABC reported the deaths resulted from a possible stampede, but was scant on details as the exact cause of death remained unknown.