Ukraine will stop Putin, Biden tells NATO – Five stories you need to know | Reuters

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1. U.S. President Joe Biden pledges to forcefully defend Ukraine against Russia’s invasion at the NATO summit in Washington using the global stage to try to show allies that he can still lead.

2. Fed Chair Jerome Powell says the U.S. is ‘no longer an overheated economy’ with a job market that has cooled from its pandemic-era extremes. Powell’s remarks suggest the case for interest rate cuts is becoming stronger.

3. Israel presses their offensive in Gaza hours after a deadly airstrike on a tent encampment that Palestinian officials say killed more than two dozen people.

4. British Prime Minister Keir Starmer vows to increase UK defense spending to 2.5% of GDP but says he will only do so when the country can afford it and after a review of defense strategy.

5. Mumbai authorities issue extensive traffic restrictions during Anant Ambani’s lavish wedding this week. Celebrities, business elite and politicians are expected to attend the four-day extravaganza.

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