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Who is Yevheniy Murayev, the man the U.K. says Russia wants to install in Ukraine?

The British government named Murayev as one of Russia’s top picks to lead Ukraine were it to invade the country. Murayev, a critic of Ukraine’s…

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Ukraine crisis deepens after U.K. says Russia may try to install a pro-Kremlin leader

The situation along the Russia-Ukraine border remains tense, with thousands of Russian troops amassed just across the divide and Ukraine preparing for a possible invasion….

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Buckingham Palace removes Prince Andrew’s titles in wake of sexual assault lawsuit

Sarah McCammon speaks to Sonia Sodha from ‘The Guardian’ about the sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew and its impact on the institution of Britain’s…

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In Pakistan, big trucks are the perfect canvas for intricate murals

We take a look at the colorful Pakistani practice of turning big transport trucks into wildly bright works of art. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/23/1075168735/in-pakistan-big-trucks-are-the-perfect-canvas-for-intricate-murals Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Why Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the threat of war with Ukraine

Sarah McCammon talks with U.S. national security expert Andrea Kendall-Taylor about what is motivating Russian President Vladimir Putin as he escalates the threat of war…

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Britain says Putin has plans to install a pro-Moscow leader in Ukraine

Ukraine’s military is preparing for a potential Russian invasion. Meanwhile, the UK’s foreign ministry issues a communique on Russian plans to install a pro-Moscow leader…

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New Zealand adds new COVID restrictions as omicron spreads

After nine cases were detected in the region, the country will impose gathering size limits and other measures. Until this month, New Zealand had avoided…

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Kiribati and Samoa implement rare lockdowns after travelers test positive

Dozens of travelers from Fiji tested positive in Kiribati, prompting the island nation to implement its first lockdown. Samoa’s order followed a cluster of cases…

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Britain says Russia is planning to install a pro-Moscow leader in Ukraine

The U.K. said its claim is based on an intelligence assessment. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near the Ukraine border, stoking fears…

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Why Russia’s thawing permafrost is a global problem

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Joshua Yaffa, Moscow correspondent for the New Yorker, about a major climate change threat confronting Russia. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/22/1075108299/why-russias-thawing-permafrost-is-a-global-problem Droolin’ Dog…

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Former NSA McMaster proposes climate policy to pressure Russia

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with former National Security Advisor, General H.R. McMaster, about how climate policy can be used to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

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90 tons of U.S. lethal aid arrives in Ukraine as border tensions with Russia rise

The aid, which includes ammunition, is part of a $200 million package that President Biden approved in December and is meant for Ukraine’s frontline defenders…

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Ethnic tensions are mounting in Bosnia-Herzegovina again

A quarter century after the end of a brutal civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, tensions are once again on the rise and threatening to tear apart…

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NATO is threatening Russia with sanctions to protect Ukraine, but do sanctions work?

Sanctions that the West has imposed on Russia since 2014 seem to have had only a limited effect. So why does NATO believe it can…

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Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen kills more than 70 and wounds hundreds

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen have intensified and this week took a heavy toll. Aid groups say 70 people being held in detention by Houthi…

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Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95

Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped guidance over a lifetime dedicated to working for peace. (Image credit: AP file…

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French diplomat talks about the stakes of the ongoing Ukraine conflict

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Emmanuel Bonne, the diplomatic and national security advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, about Russia and Ukraine. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/21/1074872933/french-diplomat-talks-about-the-stakes-of-the-ongoing-ukraine-conflict…

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What a ban from the global messaging system for banks would mean for Russia

As Russia places troops on the Ukrainian border, there’s a financial nuclear weapon that Europe and the U.S. can use: ban Russia from the system…

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India’s Supreme Court steps in after Hindu leaders call for violence against Muslims

Video from a meeting in northern India shows Hindu leaders calling for attacks on Muslims. The crowd included politicians with ties to Prime Minister Modi….

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Despite fears of a Russian invasion, one Ukrainian family tries to keep life normal

“You have to find ways to live a normal life,” says a mother of four in Kyiv. She and her family keep their car full…

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2 big energy firms exit Myanmar over human rights abuses by the military government

Total Energies and Chevron say they are stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the military…

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The U.S. and Russia are talking, and Ukraine’s fate hangs in the balance

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, acknowledged that any breakthrough on the crisis was unlikely during their discussions on Friday…

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