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Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. 'distinct possibility'

The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine's president on Thursday that there is a “distinct possibility” Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February Learn More


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Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

The United States and NATO have made no concessions to the main Russian demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine More »


Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

Russia has been threatening to expand military ties with allies Venezuela and Cuba amid rising tensions with the U.S. over Ukraine More »


Staffers complain of racism, abuse by WHO leader in Asia

Staffers at the World Health Organization have alleged the U.N. health agency’s top director in the Western Pacific engaged in unethical, racist, and abusive behavior that has undermined its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, according to an internal complaint filed last October More »


Burkina Faso's junta leader promises security, order

Burkina Faso’s new military leader says he is going to bring security and order back to the conflict-ridden nation and unite the country, but warns that betrayal wouldn’t be tolerated by the new regime More »


N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

North Korea says its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful and vows to speed up the development of more powerful warheads More »


From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics

From the crushing of Beijing’s 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong’s opposition four decades later, China’s Communist Party has demonstrated a determination and ability to stay in power that is seemingly impervious to Western criticism More »


Entering Beijing's Olympics bubble is a surreal experience

For the thousands of athletes, journalists and others descending on Beijing for the Winter Olympics, China’s strict pandemic measures are creating a surreal and at times anxious experience More »


World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

Holocaust survivors have recalled their agony to a world that they fear is forgetting on International Holocaust Remembrance Day More »


Danish troops to leave Mali after call from country's rulers

Denmark's foreign minister says the country will pull its small military force out of northern Mali after the West African country’s transitional government said no permission had been given for them to deploy there More »


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