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Moscow, Idaho: Community copes with fear amid the unsolved murders of four college students

CNN  —  A new and unsettling way of life has struck the small college town of Moscow, Idaho, in the days since four university students were murdered near their campus. Police presence has multiplied, students have fled in droves, and community members are plagued by fear and anxiety as the case remains unsolved. The town […]

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Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony, her lawyers and agent said Thursday. Griner was transferred to a penal colony in Mordovia, about 350 kilometers (210 miles) east of Moscow, after a Russian court last month rejected her appeal of her […]

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Putin accuses Western elites of playing “dangerous, bloody and dirty game”

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin took some familiar swipes at the US and its allies during a speech on Thursday, accusing “Western elites” of playing a “dangerous, bloody and dirty game” and seeking to blame them for much of the world’s trouble, including his own invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at the Valdai Club discussion […]

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Ukraine alleges Russian dirty bomb deception at nuke plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator said Tuesday that Russian forces were performing secret work at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, activity that could shed light on Russia’s claims that the Ukrainian military is preparing a “provocation” involving a radioactive device. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made an unsubstantiated allegation that Ukraine was […]

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Russian court upholds Brittney Griner’s drug smuggling conviction

CNN  —  A judge in Russia has left Brittney Griner’s verdict in place, upholding on Tuesday the US basketball star’s conviction on drug smuggling charges and reducing only slightly her nine-year prison sentence. Griner’s sentence will be modified to count the time she spent in pretrial detention after her February 17 arrest at a Moscow […]

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Russian State Media Exposes the Real Goal of Vladimir Putin’s ‘Revenge-Bombs’ in Ukraine

Russia escalated its reign of terror against its neighbor this week, raining missiles on the people of Ukraine and civilian infrastructure in what appeared to be a series of indiscriminate strikes. While the attacks seemed to be devoid of any military meaning—changing nothing on the battlefield, where Russia continues to lose—the rationale behind them was […]

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BUSINESS

EXPLAINER: How will OPEC+ cuts affect oil prices, inflation?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have decided to slash the amount of oil they deliver to the global economy. And the law of supply and demand suggests that can only mean one thing: higher prices are on the way for crude, and for the diesel fuel, gasoline […]

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US President Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threat biggest risk since Cuban Missile Crisis

US President Joe Biden says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons is the biggest such threat since the Cuban missile crisis, as Russia’s military leadership faces a rare domestic public backlash over the war in Ukraine. Key points: Mr Biden says Mr Putin made the threat to use nuclear weapons as Russia’s miliary is underperforming […]

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