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'I'm leaving Russia': Young men flee conscription, Finland restricts entry

‘I’m leaving Russia’: Young men flee conscription, Finland restricts entry

VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 23 (Reuters) – When Nikita, 27, saw Russian President Vladimir Putin announce a military mobilization while visiting his uncle in St Petersburg, he decided to leave his homeland. Two days later, he crossed the Finnish border. “It’s just crazy. All my friends (are) in danger,” said the sound engineer, minutes after entering …

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Finland says traffic is 'intensifying' at border with Russia

Finland says traffic is ‘intensifying’ at border with Russia

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VAALIMAA, Finland, September 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military mobilization and remained high on Thursday but was under control, the Finnish border guard said. At the Vaalimaa border crossing, about a …

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Biden, unions and railroad leaders fight for deal as shutdown looms

Biden, unions and railroad leaders fight for deal as shutdown looms

DETROIT/LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials held labor contract talks on Wednesday evening to avoid a possible rail shutdown that could disrupt freight shipments and hamper food supplies and fuel, but a small union rejected a deal and Amtrak called it all off. long-distance passenger travel. Railroads including Union Pacific (UNP.N), Berkshire …

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