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VOA: Russia Offers Excuses for Taliban Closing Schools for Girls

From the world’s second-smallest state, Monaco, to the most populous country, India, representatives from more than 20 governments and international organizations on...

CNN: When Russia is the only way out of a war zone, Ukrainian refugees must hide their hatred

On a sweltering summer day in July, hundreds of Ukrainians try to rest on metal beds lined up in a basketball court-turned-shelter....

VOA: Zelenskyy Calls Russia ‘Terrorist State’ After Latest Attacks on Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Russia a “terrorist state” on Tuesday and urged the United Nations to send a commission to investigate...

NPR: WNBA star Brittney Griner is seen at court, but Russia extends her detention again

Brittney Griner briefly appeared in public Monday, and moved one step closer to facing trial on drug charges in Russia. In a...

NPR: Russia’s rebranded McDonald’s calls itself ‘Delicious, that’s all’

What could possibly replace McDonald's iconic Golden Arches? In the case of its new Russian spinoff, the answer appears to be orange...

REUTERS: What next? Ukraine’s allies divided over Russia endgame

 Is it better to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Should Kyiv make...

VOA: Amnesty Accuses Russia of War Crimes in Kharkiv, Killing Hundreds

Amnesty International on Monday accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, saying attacks on Kharkiv, many using banned cluster bombs, had killed...

VOA: Russia: 959 Ukrainian Troops Surrender in Mariupol  

Russia’s defense ministry said Wednesday 959 Ukrainian troops have surrendered this week at the last stronghold in the besieged port city of...

VOA: Russia Says Most of Mariupol Cleared, Missiles Strike Kyiv

Russian missile strikes hit Ukraine's capital and other cities Saturday, as Moscow said its troops had cleared the urban area of Mariupol...

VOA: Russia Claims it Destroyed Ukrainian Air Defense Systems

Russia said Monday that it destroyed several air defense systems in Ukraine over the weekend, ahead of what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy...
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VOA: Biden Keeps US Target for Refugee Admissions at 125,000

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally kept the nation's cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure...

REUTERS: U.S. manufacturing nearly brakes; price pressures abating

Manufacturing PMI falls 1.9 points to 50.9 in SeptemberNew orders, employment measures contractPrice pressures at factories, supply bottlenecks easingConstruction spending falls 0.7%...

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Sunday, October 9, 3-5 pmAt Lake House in Crystal Lake ParkFREE for All Ages Join your fellow park lovers...

Illinois students selected for inaugural Voyager Scholarships

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign juniors are among 100 students nationwide awarded the inaugural Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, also...