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US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put about 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine Learn More


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WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame' in pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it’s dangerous to assume omicron is the last one or that “we are in the endgame.” More »


UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will remove coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England More »


1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

A first round of voting to elect Italy's next president has failed as expected amid a political impasse More »


Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king's visit

Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of Spain's King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico More »


Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces and a war monitor say fighters have begun closing in on the last wing of a prison in northeastern Syria that has been controlled by militants for days More »


Student kills 1, wounds 3 in shooting at German university

Police say one person has been killed and three people were wounded after a lone gunman opened fire during a packed lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany then killed himself More »


Lawmaker's claim of anti-Muslim bias is new blow to UK govt

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith More »


In global 5G race, European Union is told to step up pace

A European Union watchdog has warned that the EU faces much bigger economic and security threats unless member countries step up cooperation More »


Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, dies

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died More »


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