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Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off
The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine saw Russian firepower rained down on civilians this week. The timing was not likely a coincidence.
Biden names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as recipient of posthumous Medal of Freedom
The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among 17 people President Joe Biden announced as winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.
Trump media company subpoenaed in federal criminal probe of SPAC deal
Donald Trump's media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection with a criminal probe, according to Digital World Acquisition Corp.
Polls find majority of Americans say country is heading in wrong direction
In an AP-NORC survey released Wednesday, 85% of US adults say that things in the country are headed in the wrong direction, with just 14% believing things are going in the right direction. That's a more pessimistic reading than in May, w...
US Sending 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Systems To Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia Ukraine War: The assistance package, worth about $820 million, was broadly announced by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday in Madrid following NATO summit.
Data Not Shared With Chinese Communist Party: TikTok To US Lawmakers
TikTok reiterated to the senators that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had never requested data on American users.
Israel faces fifth election in four years after parliament votes to dissolve itself
Ex-talk show host Yair Lapid has been appointed caretaker PM after Naftali Bennett stepped down following the collapse of Israel's coalition government - which could pave the way for fallen leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, to return to power.
EU agrees on landmark crypto regulation in wake of Terra meltdown, Bitcoin plunge
The European Union has agreed on landmark rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry, whose meltdown has been wiping out fortunes and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny worldwide.
US Supreme Court ruling on environmental protection ‘a setback in our fight against climate change’
The ruling by the United States Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, is “a setback in our fight against climate change”, said the UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.
US Supreme Court backs Biden bid to end Trump ‘remain in Mexico’ policy
The US Supreme Court on Thursday gave a major boost to President Joe Biden’s drive to end a hard-line immigration policy begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced tens of thousands of migrants to stay in Mexico to await US hea...
OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices
The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations decided Thursday to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.
Crypto rules to make Europe a global leader as prices plunge
Europe has moved to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny.
Biden notched gains at summit; returns to turmoil at home
The dissonant realities of President Joe Biden’s second year in office were on display Thursday as he wound up a five-day trip to Europe that highlighted both the key U.S. role in mounting a strong allied response to Vladimir Putin’s agg...
Election deniers have taken their fraud theories on tour — to nearly every state
Even as the Jan. 6 hearings play out, election misinformation keeps spreading. NPR tracked four leaders preaching false information about election fraud at hundreds of grassroots events nationwide.
At finish line, U.S. Supreme Court readies climate, immigration rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Thursday to issue its final two rulings of its current term, one on federal agency power to tackle climate change and the other on President Joe Biden's ability to end a hardline immigration policy begun ...
NATO launches biggest military buildup since end of Cold War
The US on Wednesday pledged more troops, warplanes and warships for Europe as NATO launched its biggest military expansion since the Cold War in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Western military alliance declared Russia the ...
UK doctors call for free abortions for Americans unable to access them
British Medical Association votes to lobby UK government on the issue after an emergency debate on the overturning of Roe v Wade.
Saudi Arabia open to interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance, says US Special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism
Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, US special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, said in an interview with Arab News that openness and honesty when addressing important topics such as antisemitism or hate of Muslims is how change can ha...
Election 2022: Abortion is central in 1st post-Roe primaries
One of the nation’s most prominent election deniers lost her bid for the GOP nomination for Colorado’s top elections post on Tuesday.
Truck tragedy a reminder of struggle to stop migrant deaths
Drowned in the Rio Grande. Murdered in Mexico. Perished in the Arizona desert. For migrants traveling to the United States, the journey has always been full of peril.
Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight
President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat
Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without ai...
FBI agents seize phone of Trump’s election lawyer
John Eastman, who aided the ex-US president in his bid to undo the results of the 2020 election, has become a central figure in the ongoing Capitol riot hearings.
Türkiye lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining Nato
Invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their nonaligned status – Türkish president objected to their stance on Kurdish rebel groups his country considers terrorists.
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