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Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. 'distinct possibility'

The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine's president on Thursday that there is a “distinct possibility” Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February Learn More

 

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Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

Russia has been threatening to expand military ties with allies Venezuela and Cuba amid rising tensions with the U.S. over Ukraine More »

 

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

Kiribati and several other small Pacific nations were among the last on the planet to have avoided any virus outbreaks, thanks to their remote locations and strict border controls More »

 

Japan to watch WHO probe of director's alleged racism, abuse

Japan's government says it will watch the World Health Organization’s probe into staff complaints over racism and abuse by a top Japanese official but denied it inappropriately received sensitive vaccine information from him More »

 

Rwanda to reopen its Uganda border, ending a tense standoff

Rwandan authorities say they will reopen the border with Uganda, ending nearly three years of a standoff that appeared to hurt both countries’ economies and raised fears of armed hostilities More »

 

Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams

Toyota says it's working with Japan’s space agency on a vehicle to explore the lunar surface, with ambitions to help people live on the moon by 2040 and eventually live on Mars More »

 

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

North Korea says its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful and vows to speed up the development of more powerful warheads More »

 

Hong Kong cuts foreign arrival quarantine from 21 to 14 days

Hong Kong is cutting the length of mandatory quarantine for people arriving from overseas from 21 to 14 days, even as the southern Chinese city battles a new surge in COVID-19 cases More »

 

Old grievances haunt Portugal's vote: low pay, stagnation

Sunday’s election for a new parliament and government in Portugal is providing a stage for voters to air old grievances More »

 

Danish troops to leave Mali after call from country's rulers

Denmark's foreign minister says the country will pull its small military force out of northern Mali after the West African country’s transitional government said no permission had been given for them to deploy there More »

 

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