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News of the Day From Around the World, Nov. 22

1 Ukraine standoff: Dozens of armed men occupied the center of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist enclave. The menacing deadlock in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic began on Monday, after the interior minister refused to step down after being dismissed by the prime minister for what was called illegal activity. Separatist leadership has been plagued by infighting.

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