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In election misinformation fight, ’2020 changed everything’

WASHINGTON — Beth Bowers grew up in the 1960s and 1970s with parents who marched in protests, wrote letters to members of Congress and voted in elections big and small. Her father, a World War II veteran, and her mother, an educational counselor, did not use social media […]

US Army using lessons from Ukraine war to aid own training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In the dusty California desert, U.S. Army trainers are already using lessons learned from Russia’s war against Ukraine as they prepare soldiers for future fights against a major adversary such as Russia or China. The role-players in this month’s exercise at the National Training Center speak […]

Ukraine war is backdrop in US push for hypersonic weapons

PORTLAND, Maine — Lagging behind Russia in developing hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Navy is rushing to field its first, with installation on a warship starting as soon as late next year. The United States is in a race with Russia and China to develop these weapons, which travel […]

White House plans Russian oil ban

Summary Companies Russian offensive significantly slower, says Ukraine Second senior Russian commander killed, says Ukraine Frightened residents flee cradling babies and pets Oil price rises as U.S. considers Russia import ban Russia warns it could turn off gas pipeline to Germany WASHINGTON/LVIV, Ukraine, March 8 – The White […]

EXPLAINER: What would happen if the US banned Russian oil?

WASHINGTON — As Russia has intensified its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, some U.S. officials across the political spectrum have called for a ban on imports of Russian fuel. Such a ban, they say, would be the best — perhaps only — way […]

U.S. and allies unveil more Russia sanctions but keep big guns in reserve

Summary EU adds Russian lawmakers to blacklist Britain to stop selling sovereign debt Ukraine calls up reservists Oil price falls, global stocks break four-day slide MOSCOW/DONETSK, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies unveiled more sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over its recognition of two […]

US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea

HONOLULU — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests. Blinken said at a news conference after the meeting that […]

Russia, US, Ukraine to square off at UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to meet Monday for the first time on Russia’s troop buildup and threatening actions against Ukraine at the request of the United States, and all key players are expected to square off in public over the possibility of a […]

First part of $200 mln U.S. defence aid arrives in Ukraine

KYIV, Jan 22 – The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv, the U.S. Embassy said on Saturday. The delivery followed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this week amid concerns from Kyiv and its Western […]

US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine

GENEVA — Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Friday to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons […]

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