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Wednesday May 24th, 2023 evening edition

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that the support of Ukraine from the West will continue "for years".

Source: Financial Times with reference to Rishi Sunak at a defence conference in London.

Details: Sunak emphasised that Russia's strategy of waiting for the West to "get tired, bored" and stop helping [Ukraine] is not going to work.

Quote: "We are now leading a conversation with allies about what longer-term multilateral and bilateral security agreements we can put in place with Ukraine," he said.

More details: The UK prime minister emphasised that the West's promises of long-term support are aimed both at giving Ukraine confidence in its ability to defend itself and at deterring Russia from continuing the war.

Background: Rishi Sunak has said that attempts to freeze the war in Ukraine at the present stage are "absolutely wrong" and must be stopped.

Sunak also emphasised that Ukraine must not only win the war but also achieve lasting and just peace. »

A bill that would have required Texas public schools to display the Ten Commandments has failed

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The Republican-controlled Texas State House failed to advance a controversial bill on Tuesday that would have required public schools to display the Ten Commandments in every classroom.

Senate Bill 1515 was effectively killed early Wednesday morning after House lawmakers did not meet a midnight deadline for a vote that would have advanced the bill for a third and final passage.

Senate Bill 1396, which would require schools to allow time for students and employees to pray and read the Bible on each school day, was also passed by the Senate last month. »

Sega announces 121 redundancies at Relic Entertainment

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Sega has announced it will make 121 redundancies at Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment.

Sega says it is restructuring the studio to focus on core franchises, including the Company of Heroes series.

"Sega is in a healthy financial position and remains fully committed to supporting and investing in Relic Entertainment and the franchises it is responsible for, including the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes series. »

Mercenary Prigozhin warns Russia could face revolution unless elite gets serious about war

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MOSCOW, May 24 (Reuters) - Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner mercenary group, warned that Russia could face a revolution similar to those of 1917 and lose the conflict in Ukraine unless the elite got serious about fighting the war.

Instead, he said, Ukraine was preparing a counteroffensive aimed at pushing Russian troops back to its borders before 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.

Russia needed to mobilise more men and to gear the economy exclusively to war, Prigozhin said. »

Militias used US armoured vehicles in attack over Russian border

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