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Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as tensions between the U.S.… Read more

Hong Kong pro-democracy news site closes after raid, arrests

HONG KONG  — A vocal pro-democracy website in Hong Kong shut down Wednesday after police raided its office and arrested six current and former editors… Read more

Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African… Read more

Texas governor’s decision: Whether to pardon George Floyd

AUSTIN, Texas  — Doling out pardons is a holiday tradition for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who around every Christmas grants them to a handful of ordinary… Read more

Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees

MOSCOW  — The Russian president on Tuesday reiterated his demand for guarantees from the U.S. and its allies that NATO will not expand eastwards, blaming… Read more

‘I am dead here’: Lebanese join Mideast migrants to Europe

TRIPOLI, Lebanon  — Ziad Hilweh knew his family might die on the way. But the risk was worth it, he said, to reach the shores of Europe for a new start… Read more

Anxiety high in Guatemala over victims of Mexico truck crash

CHEPOL, Guatemala  — Anxiety was high Saturday in Guatemala amid uncertainty about loved ones who might have been on the tractor-trailer that crashed… Read more

Trump slams Israel’s Netanyahu for congratulating Biden

JERUSALEM — Former President Donald Trump lashed out with profanity at Benjamin Netanyahu for congratulating President Joe Biden on his victory in… Read more

Biden sounds alarm about global democracy at virtual summit

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden on Thursday opened the first White House Summit for Democracy by sounding an alarm about a global slide for democratic… Read more

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