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Ukraine: Keep Calm, Don’t Panic

Ukraine: Keep Calm, Don’t Panic

Russia doesn’t have enough troops in place to mount a “full-scale invasion,” according to Ukraine’s foreign minister.   Dmytro Kuleba told...

California Hotels Use Robots to Do Service Jobs

California Hotels Use Robots to Do Service Jobs

The current difficulty in filling many service jobs in the U.S. is leaving hotels scrambling to provide room service. But with...

Nigerian Language Advocates Call for Including African Languages in High Tech Devices

Nigerian Language Advocates Call for Including African Languages in High Tech Devices

Voice activated virtual assistant technologies, such as Siri and Alexa, are becoming increasingly common around the world but in Africa,...

Russia Rejects Biden Warning of ‘Severe’ Actions if it Invades Ukraine

Russia Rejects Biden Warning of ‘Severe’ Actions if it Invades Ukraine

Russia on Wednesday rejected the prospect of U.S. sanctions against President Vladimir Putin, one of several proposed responses if Russian...

Russian, Ukrainian Officials Take Part in Paris Talks Amid Tensions

Russian, Ukrainian Officials Take Part in Paris Talks Amid Tensions

Officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are holding talks Wednesday in Paris amid tensions at the Russia-Ukraine border. Western...

Nigerian Language Advocates Seek Inclusion of African Languages in Tech Devices

Nigerian Language Advocates Seek Inclusion of African Languages in Tech Devices

Voice-activated virtual assistant technologies, such as Siri and Alexa, are becoming increasingly common around the world, but in Africa, with...

Energy Contingency Plan in Motion Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis 

Energy Contingency Plan in Motion Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis 

The Biden administration has been working with European countries and energy producers around the world on ways to supply fuel...

Explainer: What Post-unrest Reforms Is Kazakhstan Proposing?

Explainer: What Post-unrest Reforms Is Kazakhstan Proposing?

Kazakhstan’s leader has trumpeted ambitious economic reforms following the worst unrest in the country of 19 million in three decades....

Biden Says He Is Open to Sanctioning Putin Personally if Russia Invades Ukraine

Biden Says He Is Open to Sanctioning Putin Personally if Russia Invades Ukraine

Russia says it is watching “with great concern” a U.S. move to put 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment...

 Norway Defends Hosting Talks with Afghan Taliban

 Norway Defends Hosting Talks with Afghan Taliban

Norway Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere has described as “serious” and “genuine” the talks his country hosted this week between...

US Warns Russia Economic Sanctions Would Be Sharper Than in 2014

US Warns Russia Economic Sanctions Would Be Sharper Than in 2014

The United States warned Russia Tuesday that it would face faster and far more severe economic consequences if it invades...

Putin ‘Playing Poker Rather Than Chess,’ Says Former UK Spy Chief

Putin ‘Playing Poker Rather Than Chess,’ Says Former UK Spy Chief

Why won’t Russia’s Vladimir Putin let Ukraine go? He might not be able to, according to a former head of...