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UK Arrests Wealthy Russian as Police Target Putin Enablers

UK Arrests Wealthy Russian as Police Target Putin Enablers

British authorities have arrested a wealthy Russian businessman on suspicion of money laundering, amid efforts to disrupt potential criminal activity...

Fighting Slows, Ukrainian Will to Resist Does Not, US Intelligence Chief Says

Fighting Slows, Ukrainian Will to Resist Does Not, US Intelligence Chief Says

U.S. intelligence expects the reduced tempo in fighting in Ukraine to continue in the next several months and sees no...

Burkina Faso Government Suspends France’s RFI Radio Broadcasts

Burkina Faso Government Suspends France’s RFI Radio Broadcasts

Burkina Faso’s military government has suspended the broadcast of France’s RFI radio in the Sahel West African state over what...

Russia Rejects G7 Oil Price Cap

Russia Rejects G7 Oil Price Cap

Russia is rejecting a price cap of $60 a barrel on Russian oil imposed by the Group of Seven and...

Estonia to Buy US Rocket Artillery System in $200M Deal 

Estonia to Buy US Rocket Artillery System in $200M Deal 

NATO member and Russia’s neighbor Estonia is boosting its defense capabilities by acquiring an advanced U.S. rocket artillery system in...

White House Says Biden Not Intending to Talk to Putin

White House Says Biden Not Intending to Talk to Putin

The White House said U.S. President Joe Biden has “no intentions” at present of holding negotiations with President Vladimir Putin...

US Designates Iran, China as Countries of Concern Over Religious Freedom

US Designates Iran, China as Countries of Concern Over Religious Freedom

The United States on Friday designated China, Iran and Russia, among others, as countries of particular concern under the Religious...

VOA Interview December 2: John Kirby

VOA Interview December 2: John Kirby

VOA White House correspondent Paris Huang spoke with John Kirby, National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications, on Friday...

US, Russia Trade Jabs Over Ukraine

US, Russia Trade Jabs Over Ukraine

 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he is ready for negotiations with the West — provided the West recognizes Russia’s...

UN Weekly Roundup: November 26 – December 2, 2022 

UN Weekly Roundup: November 26 – December 2, 2022 

Editor’s note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as...

Detained American in Russia Makes Contact With Family

Detained American in Russia Makes Contact With Family

The brother of American Paul Whelan, who has been detained in Russia since 2018 after being convicted on espionage charges...

Halifax: North America’s Next National Security Hub?

Halifax: North America’s Next National Security Hub?

The quiet Canadian port city of Halifax is looking forward to a high-tech future after having been chosen as the...