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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 16)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099221443/russia-ukraine-war-what-happened-today-may-16 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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International Rescue Committee head on Ukrainian refugee crisis and what we can learn

More people are now crossing the border into Ukraine than are fleeing the war. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with the head of the International Rescue…

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How a school in Warsaw is educating kids of Ukrainian families who fled to Poland

NPR’s Ari Shapiro reports from Warsaw on how Ukrainian children are being educated in Poland. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099244565/how-a-school-in-warsaw-is-educating-kids-of-ukrainian-families-who-fled-to-polan Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Ukraine says it’s downed 200 aircraft, a mark of Russian failures in the sky

Russia was expected to dominate the skies over Ukraine. But Ukrainians are still shooting down helicopters and planes, making Russian pilots very wary about venturing…

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40 years ago, the Falkland-Malvinas War transformed Latin rock

When English-language music was banned in 1982, Spanish-language groups found an opportunity. (Image credit: SeM/Universal Images Group via Getty) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099089642/40-years-ago-the-falkland-malvinas-war-transformed-latin-rock Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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The U.S. will remove 5 groups from its foreign terrorism blacklist

The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that…

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McDonald’s is leaving Russia, after more than 30 years

In 1990, the Big Mac’s arrival in Moscow signaled a new era. Now McDonald’s is tearing down the golden arches and writing off its investment…

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An independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in the death of a journalist

One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli…

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Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays

The historic space was established as a dance hall in 1889, featuring a cabaret show that included the first cancan performance. (Image credit: Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP)…

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U.N. secretary-general calls Buffalo shooting ‘vile act of racist extremism’

António Guterres also extended condolences to the families of the 10 people who were killed in the shooting. (Image credit: Theresa Wey/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1099069917/u-n-secretary-general-calls-buffalo-shooting-vile-act-of-racist-extremism Droolin’…

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A WWII veteran meets the man who found and returned his long-lost bracelet

A Czech hobbyist who returned a Colorado veteran’s bracelet he found at a former World War II prisoner of war camp finally got to meet…

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The war has worsened disparities for women in Ukraine

Ukrainian feminists say their country came a long way, legally and culturally, in the past decade. Now advocates are trying to address sexual assault, economic…

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McConnell says the Senate will pass the largest Ukraine aid package yet on Wednesday

The GOP leader spoke from Stockholm following a trip to Kyiv. He backed Sweden and Finland joining NATO and pushed back on more isolationist voices…

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Africa is facing significant fuel shortages

Ayesha Rascoe talks with Kinley Salmon, Africa correspondent for The Economist, about the widespread fuel shortages affecting the continent. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/15/1099010203/africa-is-facing-significant-fuel-shortages Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps Europe’s biggest musical competition. NPR’s Joanna Kakissis was watching with Ukrainians in Dnipro. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/15/1099004724/ukraine-wins-eurovision-song-contest Droolin’ Dog…

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Volunteers in Ukraine risk their lives to distribute supplies under constant shelling

In some Eastern Ukraine cities, volunteers risk their lives to deliver food and medicine to those afraid to leave their homes because of constant shelling….

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South America’s traditional cowboys are still at home on the range in Colombia

livestock in Colombia are raised on vast, open ranges. Overseeing the herds requires the special skills of Colombian cowboys who are known as llaneros —…

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Russian neighbor Finland announces it wants to join NATO

A senior NATO official that Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering as Russia’s neighbor Finland announced it wants to join the Western…

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Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

Lebanese voted for a new parliament Sunday against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country. (Image credit: Hussein Malla/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/15/1099002176/mired-in-crises-lebanese-begin-voting-for-new-parliament…

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G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries….

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy defiant as Russia retreats from Kharkiv

Fresh off his country’s Eurovision win, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to one day host the song contest in the embattled city of Mariupol, as…

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North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and high numbers of fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try…

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