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Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Officials on both sides of Russia's war in Ukraine says dozens of prisoners have returned home following a prisoner swap Learn More


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China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon

China has played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military sites roiled diplomatic relations, saying that neither side had formally announced any such plan More »


Bolsonaro ponders election defeat, as crowd chants ‘fraud’

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke to hundreds of supporters at a property owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump Friday and did not discourage them from claiming he lost his election due to fraud More »


Pope encourages South Sudanese, will raise plight of women

Pope Francis is seeking to console the long-suffering people of South Sudan More »


US seeks to expel Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya

North African and Sudanese officials say the United States is increasing pressure on Middle East allies and power brokers in chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan to expel a Russian private military contractor More »


Ally claims Bolsonaro plotted coup to block Lula presidency

A Brazilian magazine has released audio of a senator claiming then President Jair Bolsonaro sought help in a plot to annul the October elections and keep himself in power More »


G-7, Europe reach deal for price cap on Russian diesel

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says industrialized countries in the Group of Seven are imposing a price cap on refined Russian oil products such as diesel and kerosene, as part of a coalition that includes Australia and a tentative agreement from the European Union More »


Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip

A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon is sailing across the U.S. The spectacle drew severe Pentagon accusations of spying on Friday, while sending some excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars More »


UK man admits treason over crossbow plot against queen

A man who was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow has pleaded guilty to treason for planning to attack Queen Elizabeth II More »


EU prepares more Russia sanctions; Kremlin readies offensive

European Union officials say the bloc will unveil its 10th package of sanctions against Russia on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine More »


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