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Putin Tells Russia: ‘Sanctions War Was Declared on Us’

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Dec,2022
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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s New Year’s address to the nation usually is rather anodyne and backed with a soothing view of a snowy Kremlin. This year, with soldiers in the background, he lashed out at the West and Ukraine. The…

Despite War, Some Ukrainian Families Reunite for New Year

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Dec,2022
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For millions of Ukrainians, many of them under Russian bombardment and grappling with power and water shortages, New Year’s celebrations will be muted as Russia’s 10-month war rumbles on with no end in sight. But for some families, it is…

UN Chief Appeals for Peace in the New Year

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Dec,2022
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As the old year gives way to the new, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued a heartfelt appeal to the citizens of the world to put peace at the center of their words and actions in 2023. Every new year…

Zelenskyy: Ukrainian Air Defenses Stronger Than Ever

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Dec,2022
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday that Ukraine continues to endure and repel waves of Russian air attacks and that Ukrainian air defenses have been made “stronger than ever.”  “In the new year,” he added, “Ukrainian air defense will become…

Ukraine Facing ‘Tough’ Enemy in Battle for Key City

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Dec,2022
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Behind the frontline near Kreminna, a strategically located Russian-controlled city in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s troops say they are facing a tough enemy. “We fight them every day, in any weather. We attack in the direction of Kreminna, but they are…

Prayers in Germany, Rome for Frail Former Pope Benedict XVI

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Dec,2022
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The condition of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remains stable, the Vatican said Friday, as Catholics prayed for the 95-year-old former pontiff whose health has seriously deteriorated. The German, who in 2013 was the first pope since the Middle Ages to…

Social Media Personality Detained in Romania on Trafficking, Rape Charges

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Dec,2022
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Romanian authorities have arrested divisive social media personality Andrew Tate on suspicion of human trafficking and rape.   Prosecutors in Bucharest asked a court Friday to extend by 30 days Tate’s detention.   Tate, a former professional kickboxer, was detained…

Жеваго виходить з ради директорів Ferrexpo – Лондонська біржа

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Dec,2022
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Vivienne Westwood, Britain’s Provocative Dame of Fashion, Dies at 81

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Dec,2022
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As the person who dressed the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood, who died Thursday at 81, was synonymous with 1970s punk rock, a rebelliousness that remained the hallmark of an unapologetically political designer who became one of British fashion’s biggest names….

‘Grandma, We’ve Been Hit’; Russian Missiles Rock Kyiv

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Dec,2022
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Georgiy Yatsenko was hiding in the basement trying to comfort his anxious grandchildren on Thursday morning when an explosion rocked his normally sleepy street in southern Kyiv. The blast blew out all of his windows, but the scene that greeted…

Kosovo Reopens Serbia Border Crossing, Roadblocks Yet To Go

29
Dec,2022
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Kosovo reopened the country’s main border crossing with Serbia on Thursday after a nearby barricade that led to its closure was removed, while Serbia’s president said more than a dozen other Serb roadblocks in northern Kosovo also would be dismantled. …

Посол розповів, коли український завод Bayraktar зможе випускати перші безпілотники

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Dec,2022
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Наразі, за словами дипломата, турецькі фахівці «завершують проєктно-кошторисну документацію», необхідну для запуску такого заводу.  …

Belarusian Regiment Fights Against Russia in Ukraine

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Dec,2022
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Recent Russian-Belarusian military exercises have raised fears of a second invasion of Ukraine from the north. While Ukrainians see Belarus as an aggressor, some observers and members of the Belarusian opposition say that not all Belarusians side with Russia. In…

Russia Targets Ukraine with Missile Barrage

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Dec,2022
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Russia attacked Ukraine with a barrage of missiles Thursday, including ones that targeted the capital, Kyiv, as well as the city of Kharkiv. Ukrainian presidential aide Miykhailo Podolyak tweeted that Russia launched at least 120 missiles “to destroy critical infrastructure…

Father of Tourist Detained in Iran: ‘I Am Afraid I Will Never See Him Again’

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Dec,2022
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Bernard Phelan, a French Irish tour operator who has been detained in Iran for the past three months, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” his sister said Wednesday. Phelan’s family spoke with The Irish Times about the…

Turkish Court Upholds Rights Leader’s Life Sentence

29
Dec,2022
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A Turkish appellate court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a leading critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose jailing has added to tensions in Ankara’s uneasy ties with the West. Paris-born activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala was sentenced to…

NASA Mulls SpaceX Backup Plan for Crew of Russia’s Leaky Soyuz Ship

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Dec,2022
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NASA is exploring whether SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft can potentially offer an alternative ride home for some crew members of the International Space Station after a Russian capsule sprang a coolant leak while docked to the orbital lab. NASA and…

US Intelligence: Russia’s Wagner Group Recruiting Convicts  

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Dec,2022
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National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby announced late December that Russia’s Wagner mercenary group is expanding its influence, recruiting convicts and receiving arms from North Korea. Garri Knyagnitsky has the story, narrated by Anna Rice. …

Ukraine Says Russian Missiles Target Kherson

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Dec,2022
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Ukraine said Russia attacks Wednesday included missiles fired at civilian targets in the southern city of Kherson. The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported 33 missiles fired at Kherson, which Ukraine recaptured after Russian forces withdrew last month. Russia…

Pope Francis Says Former Pope Benedict ‘Very Sick’

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Dec,2022
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  Pope Francis said Wednesday that former Pope Benedict is “very sick.”   Speaking during his general audience, the pope asked for special prayers for Benedict.     “I can confirm that in the last few hours there has been a deterioration due to…