World reacts to death of Mikhail Gorbachev
05 September 2022 | 10:22 am
Gorbachev, in power between 1985 and 1991, played a key role in ending the Cold War but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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On International Women's Day, the United Nations mission in Kabul condemned the suppression of women under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, calling it the "world's most repressive country."
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