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Million fled Ukraine.  Now the queue to return home stretches for miles: NPR

Million fled Ukraine. Now the queue to return home stretches for miles: NPR

Ukrainians wait in a miles-long jam full of trucks, buses and cars to cross to the border at Medyka, Poland. Adam Lach for NPR hide caption toggle caption Adam Lach for NPR Ukrainians wait in a miles-long jam full of trucks, buses and cars to cross to the border at Medyka, Poland. Adam Lach for …

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Putin's Daughter Has Child With Ex-Ballet Director, Reports Suggest

Putin’s Daughter Has Child With Ex-Ballet Director, Reports Suggest

Vladimir Putin’s daughter traveled frequently to Munich between 2017 and 2019, per a joint report. She had a long-term relationship with a former ballet director in the city, per the report. The report provides insight into the lives of Putin’s family, which he’s fought hard to keep secret. Loading Something is loading. Russian leader Vladimir …

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Biden arrives in South Korea with first stop at Samsung

Biden arrives in South Korea with first stop at Samsung

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday, the first stop on his first trip to Asia as president, where his attempts to counter China’s influence and build economic ties are likely to be overshadowed by North Korean threats. Biden landed at the US air …

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What does Russia's war mean for global climate goals?

What does Russia’s war mean for global climate goals?

A group of Ukrainian women demonstrate to call for further action against Russia near the headquarters of the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Reflecting on energy markets just over one month into Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia’s top energy official said: “Look at …

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'We are going to die': Sri Lanka warns of food shortages

‘We are going to die’: Sri Lanka warns of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertilizer for the next planting season to boost productivity. A decision in April last year by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ban all chemical fertilizers …

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Live Updates: Russia Appears to Shake Up Military Command

Live Updates: Russia Appears to Shake Up Military Command

WASHINGTON — President Biden vowed on Thursday to speed Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, seeking to redraw the map of Europe to the West’s advantage less than three months after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia began his invasion of Ukraine. In a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden with President Sauli Niinisto …

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'Hell' in Ukraine's Donbas as Russia piles on pressure, warns Zelenskiy

‘Hell’ in Ukraine’s Donbas as Russia piles on pressure, warns Zelenskiy

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $40 bln in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said as some of the world’s richest countries pledged to bolster …

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Exclusive: US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Exclusive: US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and US Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26 , 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. US Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS Register …

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CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public 'should not be concerned'

CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

CNN — Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world – and possible cases in the United States. Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who had …

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Biden Seeks Swift Effort to Bring Finland and Sweden Into NATO

Biden Seeks Swift Effort to Bring Finland and Sweden Into NATO

Under an agreement with the Soviet Union, Finland stayed outside the alliance, which was created to contain Russia after World War II. It remained independent in the post-Soviet era even after joining the European Union and growing ever closer with the West. Until now, Sweden had kept to more than 200 years of neutrality. But …

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