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Western powers ask Russia to lower border tensions with Ukraine

Leaders of France, Germany, Italy, UK and US express “determination” during a phone call that Ukraine’s sovereignty should be respected. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen in a military suit at a combat position near the separation line with Russian-backed rebels in the Donetsk region. (Reuters) Leaders of the United States, Germany, Italy, France, and […]

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White House announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games, as tension with China grows

The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. A sign of growing tensions between the U.S. and China, as the Biden administration refuses to send diplomats to next year’s Olympic games. “This is a sovereign decision that each country […]

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UN delays action on Myanmar and Afghanistan’s bid for seats

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday delaying action on requests by Myanmar’s military junta and Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to take their countries’ seats at the United Nations. Assembly President Abdulla Shahid banged his gavel to approve the measure by consensus, without a vote. The decision by the 193-member world body means that the […]

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Artist whose studio where Michigan parents found cooperating

A Detroit-area artist whose studio was where the parents of the Oxford High School student charged in a deadly shooting were found by police is cooperating with authorities and didn’t know the couple had stayed overnight, his attorney said Sunday. James and Jennifer Crumbley, who face involuntary manslaughter counts,were found early Saturday inside a Detroit […]

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Gambian President Barrow on track for election win

Three opposition candidates rejected the partial results of the vote that show President Adama Barrow with a commanding lead. Gambian President Barrow’s first term was marked by the coronavirus pandemic. (JOHN WESSELS / AFP) Gambia’s incumbent president, Adama Barrow, was on course for a resounding election win, partial results indicated, that could help to draw […]

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2nd party approves deal for Scholz’s new German government

Germany’s pro-business Free Democrats on Sunday approved a deal to form a new government with two center-left parties, moving Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz a step closer to taking office as the country’s new leader this week. The Free Democrats reached an agreement last month to form a coalition with Scholz’s Social Democrats and the environmentalist Greens, […]

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Mexico expanding ties with its migrants in the U.S.

Consulates, Institute for Mexicans Abroad procure education, financial and immigration advice – and COVID-19 vaccines for hundreds of thousands Mexicans working in the United States send $40 billion a year to relatives in their homeland, which represents Mexico’s biggest source of income surpassing oil exports and tourism. But many of these émigrés – some 11 […]