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Police at Tunis' Bardo Museum on March 18
Police at Tunis' Bardo Museum on March 18

Tunisia is in a state of shock Thursday after the terror attack on the National Bardo Museum in the capital, which left 19 people dead and 44 wounded, most of them foreign tourists. Wednesday's attack in Tunis was a devastating reminder, both inside and outside the North African country where the Arab Spring started more than four years ago, and had indeed seen democracy beginning to take root.

"I want the Tunisian people to understand that we are in a war against terrorism and that these savage minorities do not frighten us," President Beij Caid Essebsi said Thursday after visiting the wounded in hospital.

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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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