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Biden-Putin talks yield no breakthrough in Ukraine tensions

President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were still far apart after two hours of talks on the escalating crisis caused by Russia’s massing of tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine Learn More


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EXPLAINER: What's behind Russia-Ukraine tensions?

Ukrainian and Western officials are worried about a Russian military buildup near Ukraine More »


Afghans wait and worry at US bases after frantic evacuation

More than three months after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, about 35,000 Afghans are still housed at six U.S. military installations More »


Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

Amazon’s cloud-service network suffered a major outage Tuesday, disrupting access to many popular sites More »


Bidens honor Pearl Harbor's fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington More »


End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Angela Merkel is credited with raising Germany’s profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union together, managing a string of crises and being a role model for women in a near-record tenure that ends with her leaving office amid praise from abroad and enduring popularity at home More »


Senate rejects bipartisan bid to stop $650M Saudi arms sale

The Senate has rejected a bid to stop a U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia More »


WHO Europe: Kids in 5-14 age group show highest COVID rates

The World Health Organization’s office for Europe says that children in the 5 to 14 age group now account for the highest rates of reported COVID-19 infection in the region More »


Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested in France More »


Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday that Australia will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns More »


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