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Italy is all set to have its first far-right government since World War II

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Italy will soon be led by the most far-right government it's had since Mussolini

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Italy braces for far-right victory in elections

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The building housing Mykolaiv's regional government, bombed early in the war, lies in ruins on Aug. 11. Governor Vitaliy Kim says he knew he was the target "because it was my window." Thirty-seven of his colleagues died in the bombing. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Ukraine hunts for pro-Moscow collaborators suspected of helping Russia strike targets

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Ukraine's southern coast is enduring non-stop Russian bombardment

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This Ukrainian grandmother is rebelling against the wartime beach ban

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Olha Kerod, the wife of a Ukrainian soldier who was captured by Russian forces in Mariupol, poses in front of the Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, where she often prays, in Lviv, Ukraine, on July 18. "I pray for all the soldiers, not just Stas," her husband, she says. "I will keep praying until they all come home." Laurel Chor for NPR hide caption

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After a deadly jail blast, Ukrainians want answers about war prisoners held by Russia

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What it was like as family of Ukrainian prisoners of war waited for news after blast

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The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine's Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, is seen through barbed wire on the embankment in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, central Ukraine, on July 20. Russian soldiers have been shelling Nikopol from the premises of the nuclear power plant. Dmytro Smolyenko/Future Publishing via Getty Images hide caption

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Over the river from a Russian-occupied nuclear plant, a Ukrainian town fears a spill

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Missile strikes near a nuclear power plant in Ukraine leave residents on edge

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Ukraine provides a bit of good news amidst a global food shortage

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For the 1st time since Russia invaded, ships are set to depart Ukraine with grain

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