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  • Baltics expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Prague
    on April 23, 2021 at 7:37 am

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - The three Baltic countries on Friday ordered the expulsion of a total of four Russian diplomats as an act of solidarity with the Czech Republic, where scores of diplomats have been expelled since Saturday over the alleged involvement of Russian spies in a massive […]

  • Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, to end prison hunger strike on 24th day
    by Daria Litvinova on April 23, 2021 at 7:11 am

    MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said ...

  • Russian troops start pulling back from Ukrainian border
    by Vladimir Isachenkov on April 23, 2021 at 5:27 am

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops began pulling back to their permanent bases Friday after a massive buildup that has caused Ukrainian and Western concerns. On Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared the sweeping maneuvers in Crimea and wide swaths of western Russia over, and ordered […]

  • The Pandemic Playbook
    by Dylan Scott on April 23, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Senegal, Germany, South Korea, Vietnam (clockwise from top left). | Ricci Shryock, Jacobia Dahm, Jun Michael Park, Linh Pham for Vox Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19. Before last March, the United States was considered better prepared […]

  • Vietnam defied the experts and sealed its border to keep Covid-19 out. It worked.
    by Julia Belluz on April 23, 2021 at 3:00 am

    People commuting and shopping on the last day before the Lunar New Year holiday in Hanoi’s Old Quarter on February 10, 2021. | Linh Pham for Vox How the country has kept coronavirus deaths to just 35, and grew its economy in 2020. Every January or February, Le The Linh and his wife pack […]

  • 5 things to know about the brand new US climate commitment
    by Umair Irfan on April 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the United States’ new commitment to curb greenhouse gases. | White House It’s the most ambitious target to date, but it still may not be big enough to atone for our outsize emissions. The United States has an aggressive new commitment for […]

  • Putin Announces May 4-7 Non-Working Days to Curb COVID-19 Surge
    on April 23, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would sign a decree to make May 4-7 non-working days this year and extend a public holiday period at the beginning of the month due to the coronavirus outbreak.The Russian leader was asked to consider the move at a...

  • Russia Orders Troop Pullback From Ukraine Border
    on April 23, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Russian troops began pulling back to their permanent bases Friday after a massive buildup that caused Ukrainian and Western concerns.

  • Russia Orders Troops Back to Base After Buildup Near Ukraine
    on April 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Russia announced on Thursday it was ordering troops back to base from the area near the border with Ukraine, apparently calling an end to a buildup of tens of thousands of soldiers that had alarmed the West. The currencies of both Russia and Ukraine rose sharply after the...

  • Inside the fierce battle to retake northern Iraqi cities
    on April 23, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is meeting with his commanders in Baghdad Saturday to assess the U.S.-led coalition to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the ISIS's main stronghold in Northern Iraq. U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan of Anaheim, California was the first American to […]

  • Pope Francis' summer residence opens to the public for the first time
    on April 23, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Pope Francis is trying to make the Roman Catholic Church more transparent and accessible to the people. It's part of the reason why Saturday is the first full day tourists are being allowed to visit the most private rooms of the pope's summer residence, just outside Rome. Seth Doane got an early […]

  • ISIS fighters, suicide bombers infiltrate Kirkuk
    on April 23, 2021 at 7:30 am

    ISIS extremists infiltrated Kirkuk, Iraq, and laid siege to neighborhoods across the city. The attack comes as Iraqi and Kurdish forces continue their push to retake Mosul from the extremist group. Holly Williams reports.

  • Overseas Chinese Eatery Surveilling Customers
    by Don Ma on April 22, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Communist China’s mass surveillance practices are popping up overseas. One widespread Chinese restaurant chain is using security cameras to record customers as they eat. Then, the footage is sent back to Chinese authorities—likely for facial analysis. The post Overseas Chinese Eatery […]

  • UK Lawmakers Declare China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang
    by NTD Newsroom on April 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    The UK Parliament unanimously declared that the Chinese regime is committing genocide against Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region. The UK joins the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands in this declaration. This is the first time a genocide declaration has passed the UK Parliament unopposed. The […]

  • Apple and Google Grilled at Senate Hearing on App Store Competition
    by NTD Newsroom on April 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    A panel of senators grilled representatives from Apple and Google at an anti-trust hearing Wednesday, with the companies pushing back against accusations of abusing market power to squash competition and of charging unjustified developer fees in their app stores. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee […]

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