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EU Agrees on New Sanctions Against Russia

EU Agrees on New Sanctions Against Russia

BRUSSELS — European Union countries on Wednesday agreed on a new package of sanctions against Russia to target individuals and businesses...

Isolated in Europe, Hungary’s Prime Minister Hopes for Return of Trump

Isolated in Europe, Hungary’s Prime Minister Hopes for Return of Trump

Budapest, Hungary — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been in power for almost 14 years, making him the European Union’s...

Somalia Approves Defense Agreement With Turkey

Somalia Approves Defense Agreement With Turkey

US Lawyers Say Assange Wanted for ‘Indiscriminately’ Publishing Sources’ Names

US Lawyers Say Assange Wanted for ‘Indiscriminately’ Publishing Sources’ Names

LONDON — Julian Assange is being prosecuted for publishing sources’ names and not his political opinions, lawyers representing the United States...

French WWII Resistance Hero Inducted into Panthéon

French WWII Resistance Hero Inducted into Panthéon

PARIS — While France hosts grandiose ceremonies commemorating D-Day, Missak Manouchian and his Resistance fighters’ heroic role in World War II...

Ukraine Destroys 13 Russian Drones

Ukraine Destroys 13 Russian Drones

Farmers Paralyze Greek Capital with Massive Protest

Farmers Paralyze Greek Capital with Massive Protest

ATHENS — Farmers in Greece have stepped up their protests, storming the country’s capital with tractors and farming equipment, gathering outside...

Commercial Spaceship Set for Lunar Touchdown, in Test for US Industry

Commercial Spaceship Set for Lunar Touchdown, in Test for US Industry

WASHINGTON — A company from Texas is poised to attempt a feat that until now has only been accomplished by a...

Isolated in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Hopes for Trump’s Return

Isolated in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Hopes for Trump’s Return

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is the European Union’s longest-serving head of state – and his critics say he has...

Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Help Save Lives

Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Help Save Lives

Health care professionals are increasingly using artificial intelligence to better diagnose and treat serious medical conditions. However, with the use...

Ex-FBI Informant Charged With Lying About Bidens Had Russian Intelligence Contacts, Prosecutors Say

Ex-FBI Informant Charged With Lying About Bidens Had Russian Intelligence Contacts, Prosecutors Say

Las Vegas — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son...

Assange Lawyers Make Last Bid to Prevent Extradition

Assange Lawyers Make Last Bid to Prevent Extradition

Russia Labels RFE/RL ‘Undesirable Organization’

Russia Labels RFE/RL ‘Undesirable Organization’

WASHINGTON — The Russian government on Tuesday labeled VOA’s sister outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as an “undesirable organization” in a...

Kenyan Companies Embrace AI for Marketing Efficiency, Cost Savings

Kenyan Companies Embrace AI for Marketing Efficiency, Cost Savings

Kenyan companies, facing economic challenges, are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce production and advertising expenses. That’s causing anxiety among...

Here’s Why Farmers Are Protesting in Europe

Here’s Why Farmers Are Protesting in Europe

PARIS — Farmers are protesting across the European Union, saying they are facing rising costs and taxes, red tape, excessive environmental...

EU Welcomes New Polish Government’s Plan to ‘Restore Rule of Law’

EU Welcomes New Polish Government’s Plan to ‘Restore Rule of Law’

Warsaw — The European Union on Tuesday welcomed Poland’s plan to “restore the rule of law” and dismantle policies by the...

Polish Farmers Block Ukraine’s Border as They Intensify Protests Against Non-EU Imports

Polish Farmers Block Ukraine’s Border as They Intensify Protests Against Non-EU Imports

WARSAW, Poland — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified...

Strike at Eiffel Tower Turns Visitors Away for Second Day 

Strike at Eiffel Tower Turns Visitors Away for Second Day 

Russian Court Says US Reporter to Remain in Detention 

Russian Court Says US Reporter to Remain in Detention 

Kremlin Says Accusations Putin Had Role in Navalny’s Death ‘Unfounded’

Kremlin Says Accusations Putin Had Role in Navalny’s Death ‘Unfounded’

Hungary to Vote on Approving Sweden’s NATO Bid

Hungary to Vote on Approving Sweden’s NATO Bid

Russia Could Face New Sanctions After Navalny Death

Russia Could Face New Sanctions After Navalny Death