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Russia Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Region Facing Alaska

Russia Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Region Facing Alaska

Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as...

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration as Political Control

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration as Political Control

Ugandan social media influencers and news organizations are critical of a new requirement announced last week that all commercial online...

Teenage Activist Greta Takes Climate Campaign To The High Seas

Teenage Activist Greta Takes Climate Campaign To The High Seas

With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing...

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Marieme Jamme, once a child prostitute, has made it her mission to teach one million women and girls — including...

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Marieme Jamme was trafficked from Senegal to France at the age of 13 to work as a prostitute. Later, she...

Russian Scientists Face Curbs on Meetings with Foreigners

Russian Scientists Face Curbs on Meetings with Foreigners

Russian scientists are raising the alarm about new Soviet-style restrictions on interactions with foreign colleagues.The science newspaper Troitsky Variant on...

FSB Raids Offices Of Moscow-Based Human Rights Group

FSB Raids Offices Of Moscow-Based Human Rights Group

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) have raided the offices of Russia Justice Initiative (RJI), a human rights group...

UNHCR Warns Migrant Boats Facing Storms Need Safe Haven

UNHCR Warns Migrant Boats Facing Storms Need Safe Haven

The U.N. refugee agency warns that time is running out for more than 500 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea...

Ex-Treasury Chief: Boris Johnson Wrecking Brexit Deal Chance

Ex-Treasury Chief: Boris Johnson Wrecking Brexit Deal Chance

The man who was Britain’s top finance official until three weeks ago accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government on...

A Wheelchair that Moves with a Kiss, a Smile or Raised Eyebrows

A Wheelchair that Moves with a Kiss, a Smile or Raised Eyebrows

Getting around in a wheelchair takes some maneuvering, but Wheelie makes it as easy as raising your eyebrows. Tina Trinh...

Apple’s AirPods Will Not Escape Trump’s China Tariffs

Apple’s AirPods Will Not Escape Trump’s China Tariffs

Apple’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year,...

Red Cross Chief: Geneva Conventions Not Being Respected

Red Cross Chief: Geneva Conventions Not Being Respected

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Tuesday that 70 years after countries adopted the Geneva...