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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 25

Xinhua
25 May 2022, 10:18 GMT+10

HOUSTON -- A gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde in U.S. state of Texas on Tuesday afternoon and killed 14 children and a teacher, Governor Greg Abbott said at a news conference.

The assailant was an 18-year-old man, who abandoned his vehicle and entered the school with a handgun and possibly a rifle, Abbott said, adding that "he shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher." (US-Texas Shooting)

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BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU) member states need to take decisions on a potential embargo on Russian oil urgently, said Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of economy, on Tuesday.

"It's important that those decisions are taken without delay, otherwise we are in a strange situation where we are discussing massive financial support to Ukraine on one hand, and continue to provide financing for Russia's war on the other hand. It needs to be stopped," said Dombrovskis. (EU-Russia-Oil Embargo)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- At least 21 people were killed and four injured Tuesday in a police operation against drug trafficking in a favela in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, the Military Police said.

The event occurred in Vila Cruzeiro during an operation by the Federal Police, the Federal Highway Police and the Military Police, which was aimed at capturing the heads of the largest criminal faction in the city. (Brazil-Police Operation)

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BUDAPEST -- Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared a state of emergency immediately after his new government was sworn in on Tuesday. The special legal order takes effect at 12 midnight on May 24.

Orban said that the state of emergency will allow the government to use "all tools of the state" and "react immediately" to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Hungary-Orban-State of Emergency)

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