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Facebook Oversight Panel to Review Suspension of Trump’s Accounts 

Facebook Oversight Panel to Review Suspension of Trump’s Accounts 

Facebook’s independent oversight board said Thursday that it had accepted the company’s request to review its decision to suspend the...

US to Offer Russia 5-year Extension on Nuclear Treaty

US to Offer Russia 5-year Extension on Nuclear Treaty

The new administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to offer Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms...

European Central Bank Says COVID Stimulus Policies to Stay in Place

European Central Bank Says COVID Stimulus Policies to Stay in Place

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Thursday the bank will keep its COVID-19-related economic stimulus package in place as...

Stakes High as Kremlin Critic Navalny Returns to Russia

Stakes High as Kremlin Critic Navalny Returns to Russia

The arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has triggered international outrage and growing calls for his release. Navalny was...

Italian Coast Guard Recovers Carcass of Huge Whale in Mediterranean Sea

Italian Coast Guard Recovers Carcass of Huge Whale in Mediterranean Sea

The Italian Coast Guard said Thursday a young whale led them to recover the carcass of a huge fin whale,...

Romania Activist Urges People to Do Something Good Every Day

Romania Activist Urges People to Do Something Good Every Day

A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star...

Merkel Sees Broader Scope for Agreement with Biden

Merkel Sees Broader Scope for Agreement with Biden

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she sees more opportunity for agreement with new U.S. President Joe Biden than the...

Twitter Says It Locked Account of China’s US Embassy Over Xinjiang-Related Tweet

Twitter Says It Locked Account of China’s US Embassy Over Xinjiang-Related Tweet

Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policies in the Xinjiang region,...

In Belarus, a Press Badge Makes You a Target

In Belarus, a Press Badge Makes You a Target

Beatings, arrests, court cases, internet blocks and revocation of press credentials — being an accredited journalist is no longer a...

European, Other World Leaders Welcome Joe Biden

European, Other World Leaders Welcome Joe Biden

There were words of welcome Wednesday from across the world for Joe Biden as he was sworn in as America’s...

Official US Government Social Media Accounts Switch to New Administration

Official US Government Social Media Accounts Switch to New Administration

When Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, he inherited several social media accounts, including the...

2 Dead After Explosion in Downtown Madrid

2 Dead After Explosion in Downtown Madrid

Officials in Madrid say they believe a gas leak led to an explosion near the city’s center, killing two people...