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France launches battle plan against bedbug invasion

Paris, France – The French government said Friday it was launching a concerted effort to fight bedbugs that have appeared in numbers in public transport, cinemas and hospitals. The blood-sucking insects…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, second left, and Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov, left, during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin puts nuclear forces on high alert, escalating tensions

KYIV (AP) — President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russian nuclear forces put on high alert Sunday, while Ukraine’s embattled leader agreed to talks with Moscow as…

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 24, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine’s president vows to stay put as Russian invaders approach

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed on Friday to stay in Kyiv as his troops battled Russian invaders who are advancing toward the capital in the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. Russia…

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An interior view shows a kindergarten, which according to Ukraine’s military officials was damaged by shelling, in Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released February 17, 2022. Press Service of the Joint Forces Operation/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine shelling renews invasion fears as Russia expels U.S. diplomat

MOSCOW/KYIV (Reuters) – Shelling in Ukraine on Thursday renewed Western fears of an imminent Russian invasion as U.S. President Joe Biden said Moscow is preparing a pretext to justify a possible attack and the Kremlin expelled an American diplomat. Early morning…

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People walk past a Market set up in Red Square with the St. Basil’s Cathedral, left, and the Spasskaya Tower, right, in Moscow, Russia, late Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russians scoff at Western fears of Ukraine invasion

MOSCOW (AP) — While the U.S. warns that Russia could invade Ukraine any day, the drumbeat of war is all but unheard in Moscow, where pundits and ordinary people alike…

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A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.(AP Photo, File)

Ukraine urges calm, saying Russian invasion not imminent

KYIV (AP) — Ukraine’s leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and prepared…

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Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a…

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Two ex-UDD core members get 4 years for 2009 ASEAN Summit invasion

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the 4 year prison terms, without suspension, handed down by lower courts against two former core members of the red-shirt movement, otherwise known as the…

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