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World - International
3/27/2022 4:12:06 PM
Even after the finding of the two ``black boxes,`` it may be a long time before investigators figure out what caused a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 to nosedive into the ground last week, killing all 132 people aboard.

World - International
3/23/2022 1:58:23 PM
Add rain to the challenges facing Chinese investigators as they try to determine why a jetliner with 132 people aboard crashed in remote mountains.

Sports - World
3/10/2022 9:59:40 PM
The decision to sanction Roman Abramovich and freeze his assets has left Chelsea to continue playing only with the approval of the British government under special conditions.

War in Ukraine - Military
3/10/2022 11:38:40 AM
When fighting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine resulted in power cuts to the critical cooling system at the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, some feared that spent nuclear fuel would overheat. But nuclear experts say there's no imminent danger because time and physics are on safety's side.

War in Ukraine - Economy
3/8/2022 10:17:33 PM
With Russia intensifying its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a U.S. ban on imported Russian oil. Critics of Russia have said that sanctioning its energy exports would be the best, perhaps only, way to force Moscow to pull back.

War in Ukraine - Military
3/6/2022 10:56:59 PM
In a private video call with American lawmakers over the weekend, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a ``desperate'' plea to the United States to help Kyiv get more warplanes to fight Russia's invasion and retain control of its airspace.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/6/2022 6:57:53 PM
With his surprise visit to Moscow on Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is assuming the unlikely role of mediator between Russia and Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/6/2022 5:27:13 PM
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has set off the largest mass migration in Europe in decades, with more than 1.5 million people have crossed from Ukraine into neighboring countries _ ``the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II,'' the head of the UN refugee agency tweeted on Sunday.

War in Ukraine - Military
3/4/2022 11:43:54 AM
Europe's largest nuclear power plant was hit by Russian shelling early Friday, sparking a fire at one of its six reactors and raising fears of a disaster that could affect all of central Europe for decades, like the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown.

Egypt - Society
2/24/2022 6:19:00 PM
As Russia launched Thursday a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, many potential economic impacts are looming not only for Europe but also for Arab countries, including Egypt.

World - Region
2/23/2022 10:23:45 AM
While the world's attention has been focused on Ukraine, the Biden administration also has been racing with world powers toward restoring the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran.

World - International
2/21/2022 11:08:43 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized the independence of Moscow-backed rebel regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that will further fuel tensions with the West amid fears of a Russian invasion.

World - International
2/21/2022 3:02:06 PM
Russia's military buildup along its border with Ukraine is testing the possibility of a Moscow-Beijing axis lining up against the U.S. and its allies.

World - International
2/19/2022 9:50:24 PM
If knowledge is power, knowing the intimate secrets of one's DNA could be a powerful weapon. That might explain why the world leaders who hastened to Moscow in recent days for diplomatic talks seemed to balk at Russian-administered coronavirus tests.

World - International
2/17/2022 9:17:19 PM
Amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, tensions have also soared in the country's east, where Ukrainian forces are locked in a long conflict with Russia-backed separatists.

World - International
2/12/2022 6:24:41 PM
For five days, a blockade of pickups, cars and a handful of commercial trucks has choked off traffic at the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States. There are blockades at two other crossings as well. And for two weeks, downtown streets in Canada's capital have been snarled by a convoy of semis and other vehicles as protesters rail against COVID-19 restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

World - International
2/11/2022 7:16:24 PM
With Russia carrying out a massive military buildup near Ukraine and the West roundly rejecting Moscow's security demands, a window for diplomacy in the crisis appears to be closing.

World - International
2/10/2022 10:38:24 AM
A peace agreement for the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine that has never quite ended is back in the spotlight amid a Russian military buildup near the country's borders and rising tensions about whether Moscow will invade.

World - International
2/6/2022 12:34:57 PM
Fears are rising about what would happen to Europe's energy supply if Russia were to invade Ukraine and then shut off natural gas exports in retaliation for US and European sanctions.

World - International
2/5/2022 10:52:44 AM
At the core of the Ukraine crisis is a puzzle: Why would Russian President Vladimir Putin push Europe to the brink of war to demand the West not do something that it has no plan to do anyway?

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