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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 7

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07 Dec 2022, 10:44 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of customers in the U.S. state of North Carolina remained without power on Tuesday days after substations in Moore County were attacked and vandalized.

Duke Energy said on Tuesday that they had restored electricity to around 10,000 customers and most customers would have power by late Wednesday night. (US-North Carolina-Power Outage)

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STOCKHOLM -- Suicide rate might increase in Sweden amid difficult economic times, reported Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday.

"We know that there is a connection between economic recessions and increased suicide rates," said Jenny Telander, deputy head of unit for mental health and suicide prevention of the Public Health Agency, told the daily. (Sweden-Suicide-Economy)

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KIEV -- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies to Russia, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency reported.

"Our signal to them (the Iranian side) was very clear: first, either you stop or you will face a set of the most severe consequences. Second, no matter what benefits you have from cooperation with Russia in the supply of drones or other weapons, the negative consequences for you will outweigh any benefits," Kuleba said at an online briefing. (Ukraine-Russia-Iran)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel said on Tuesday it concluded a joint aerial exercise with the French Air and Space Force and Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

In the so-called Eastern Breeze drill, the French Charles de Gaulle carrier, the flagship of the French Navy, arrived in the Mediterranean Sea carrying four French Rafale aircraft, the Israeli military said in a statement. (Israel-France-Air Drill)

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