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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The moves come as the West strives to send Russia and China a signal of resolve.
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The farmers who grow Japan's rice, cherries and beef are a key base for Prime Minister Kishida - and he risks losing them over inflation and a weaker yen.