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# us - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute
# Resolution
From The42
# Resolution

US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute

Feb 22nd 2022, 12:53 PM 4,777 Views 10 Comments

A monumental day, as the long-lasting saga comes to an end.

# us - Friday 18 February, 2022

Poll: Do you think Russia will invade Ukraine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Russia will invade Ukraine?

Feb 18th 2022, 11:35 AM 50,309 Views 89 Comments

The US has warned an invasion could take place in the ‘coming days’, which Moscow has rejected.

# us - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says
# We Vs I
# We Vs I

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says

Feb 17th 2022, 2:51 PM 34,073 Views 33 Comments

Thousands of Catholics in the US and Brazil may have to be re-baptised because the priest in question said ‘we’ instead of ‘I’.

# us - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Sea level projected to rise by up to a foot on US coasts by 2050, study finds
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Sea level projected to rise by up to a foot on US coasts by 2050, study finds

Feb 15th 2022, 10:14 PM 10,526 Views 18 Comments

The study also found that the sea level rise will drastically increase the rate of coastal flooding, even without storms or heavy rainfall.

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Meta agrees $90 million settlement in decade-old Facebook privacy suit

Feb 15th 2022, 9:45 PM 12,897 Views 3 Comments

The suit alleged the social network violated privacy guidelines by tracking users online even after they logged off the site.

Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker
# US
# US

Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker

Feb 15th 2022, 8:35 PM 17,038 Views 0 Comments

The families and a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut sued Remington in 2015.

# us - Thursday 10 February, 2022

US committee investigates whether Donald Trump violated the Presidential Records Act
# Torn Up
# Torn Up

US committee investigates whether Donald Trump violated the Presidential Records Act

Feb 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 16,298 Views 23 Comments

Boxes of presidential records were discovered at Trump’s Florida estate, while the Washington Post reports that others were destroyed.

# us - Friday 4 February, 2022

Spiky exchanges as Pentagon pushed for evidence that Russia is planning 'false flag' operation in Ukraine
# Eastern Tensions
# Eastern Tensions

Spiky exchanges as Pentagon pushed for evidence that Russia is planning 'false flag' operation in Ukraine

Feb 4th 2022, 12:24 PM 21,073 Views 38 Comments

The Pentagon says it has proof of a plan by Moscow to film a fake Ukrainian attack on Russians.

# us - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Defence Forces release images of Russian, French and US ships in international waters off Ireland
# Atlantic
# Atlantic

Defence Forces release images of Russian, French and US ships in international waters off Ireland

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:43 PM 52,412 Views 32 Comments

The Defence Forces issued an update of its monitoring operation this afternoon.

ISIS leader killed in US military raid in Syria, with multiple civilian fatalities
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

ISIS leader killed in US military raid in Syria, with multiple civilian fatalities

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 1:57 PM 21,904 Views 2 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says civilians are among at least 13 people killed in the operation, including four children.

# us - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania
# Defuse
# Defuse

Biden to deploy 3,000 US troops to strengthen NATO forces in Poland, Germany and Romania

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 3:50 PM 20,261 Views 75 Comments
  • The Pentagon has said the troops would be in place 'in the coming days'.
  • US officials have said these may be 'preliminary' steps and more troops may follow.
  • France is also set to send troops to bolster NATO forces.

# us - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Johnson says Russia poses 'clear and present danger' for Ukraine after meeting with President
# Ukraine Talks
# Ukraine Talks

Johnson says Russia poses 'clear and present danger' for Ukraine after meeting with President

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 7:52 PM 25,133 Views 28 Comments

Senior diplomats from Washington and Moscow also spoke over the phone today, with the US urging Russia to “immediately” de-escalate tensions.

# us - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Thousands of flights cancelled as powerful storm slams into eastern US
# Bomb Cyclone
# Bomb Cyclone

Thousands of flights cancelled as powerful storm slams into eastern US

Updated Jan 29th 2022, 3:20 PM 49,046 Views 12 Comments

With blizzard warnings in effect, cities like New York and Boston bore the brunt of the storm.

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push
# Russia
# Russia

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push

Jan 29th 2022, 8:05 AM 19,776 Views 36 Comments

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on the need for de-escalation.

# us - Friday 28 January, 2022

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 9:05 PM 43,171 Views 49 Comments

Putin and Macron spoke by phone amid deep fears that a Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border.

# us - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 11:20 AM 18,983 Views 30 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

# us - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
# US Court
# US Court

US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire

Jan 26th 2022, 8:01 PM 18,115 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

Jan 26th 2022, 7:09 AM 33,401 Views 65 Comments
  • The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
  • US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
  • Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine

# us - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 3:06 PM 50,952 Views 96 Comments
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
  • Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
# Oops
# Oops

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone

Jan 25th 2022, 8:12 AM 55,453 Views 57 Comments

The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.

# us - Monday 24 January, 2022

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies

Updated Jan 24th 2022, 10:24 PM 70,972 Views 103 Comments

NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
# London
# London

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Updated Jan 24th 2022, 3:00 PM 23,859 Views 11 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.

# us - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine

Updated Jan 22nd 2022, 3:30 PM 13,140 Views 30 Comments

There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.

# us - Friday 21 January, 2022

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
# Manitoba
# Manitoba

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border

Jan 21st 2022, 12:04 PM 32,702 Views 3 Comments

The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii
# Marine Rescue
# Marine Rescue

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

Jan 21st 2022, 11:02 AM 16,116 Views 8 Comments

Rescuers were not able to remove all of the heavy-gauge gear that had wrapped around the creature.

# us - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

Jan 19th 2022, 3:01 PM 16,515 Views 43 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.

# us - Monday 17 January, 2022

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east
# US
# US

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east

Jan 17th 2022, 10:18 AM 21,096 Views 7 Comments

The weather was making air travel extremely difficult in some parts of the country.

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue

Jan 17th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,367 Views 0 Comments

It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.

# us - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas
# Colleyville
# Colleyville

Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas

Jan 16th 2022, 11:00 AM 22,435 Views 0 Comments

The FBI said the man was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community.

# us - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 15th 2022, 9:08 PM 12,347 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# us - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Russia-led troops begin pullback from Kazakhstan after quelling unrest
# Kazakhstan
# Kazakhstan

Russia-led troops begin pullback from Kazakhstan after quelling unrest

Jan 13th 2022, 8:48 AM 6,525 Views 11 Comments

Peacekeepers were deployed to the country after protests over fuel prices turned into unprecedented violence.

# us - Monday 10 January, 2022

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine

Jan 10th 2022, 7:28 AM 6,448 Views 9 Comments

The two sides are meeting to discuss Nato expansion and the Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.

# us - Sunday 9 January, 2022

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 23,920 Views 41 Comments

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
# Japan
# Japan

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases

Jan 9th 2022, 8:22 AM 23,278 Views 13 Comments

The spike has been blamed on the US military because the case increases are most pronounced in areas near the bases.

# us - Friday 7 January, 2022

US Supreme Court to hear challenges to vaccine mandates for health staff and workers
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

US Supreme Court to hear challenges to vaccine mandates for health staff and workers

Jan 7th 2022, 7:49 AM 11,330 Views 30 Comments

Covid vaccines are compulsory at businesses that employ more than 100 people, and for health workers at centres getting federal funding.

# us - Thursday 6 January, 2022

'We are in a battle for the soul of America': Joe Biden marks one year since US Capitol riots
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

'We are in a battle for the soul of America': Joe Biden marks one year since US Capitol riots

Jan 6th 2022, 2:45 PM 18,009 Views 45 Comments

A series of remembrance events are due to take place to mark the event.

Eighth child confirmed dead in Philadelphia house fire that killed 12 people
# Fire
# Fire

Eighth child confirmed dead in Philadelphia house fire that killed 12 people

Jan 6th 2022, 8:15 AM 13,575 Views 2 Comments

The city’s fire department deputy commissioner said it was too early to say what caused the blaze, but that his department was investigating.

# us - Monday 3 January, 2022

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
# World Powers
# World Powers

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:51 PM 16,462 Views 26 Comments

China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.

# us - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions
# Military Tensions
# Military Tensions

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions

Dec 30th 2021, 9:12 PM 11,661 Views 14 Comments

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in the mood for a conversation.”

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 30th 2021, 8:16 PM 15,514 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.