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Over the past five years, the global weapons trade has grown at a rate of 30%, with total sales of arms and military hardware rising from $56.6 billion to $73.4 billion.

A study released last month by IHS Jane's details the evolution since 2008 in the arms trade across the world. Take a global tour of some of the notable findings of the report...

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War In Ukraine, Day 124: Zelensky To G7, Let’s Try To End War Before Winter

Ukrainian President Zelensky addressed the G7 leaders via video call at the summit in Kruen, Germany, where he asked to “intensify sanctions” against Russia and warned against the war dragging on.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told G7 leaders that he wanted the Russia-Ukraine war to end before the winter sets in, according to Reuters.

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Zelensky addressed the G7 leaders via video call at the summit in Kruen, Germany, where he asked to “intensify sanctions” against Russia. He also requested more reconstruction aid, aircraft defense systems, further help on exporting grain out of the country as well as security guarantees.

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