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# 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 16,521 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 21,103 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 20,369 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 22,443 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 12,354 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 6,529 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 6,451 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 23,923 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 23,286 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 11,339 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 18,018 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 13,581 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 16,465 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 11,669 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 15,517 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum
# US
# US

Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum

Dec 30th 2021, 5:30 PM 12,025 Views 10 Comments

The monuments, which have been taken down in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, include a massive statue of General Robert E. Lee.

# us - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Prince Andrew’s lawyer argues accuser cannot sue in US as ‘she lives in Australia’
# Virginia Giuffre
# Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew’s lawyer argues accuser cannot sue in US as ‘she lives in Australia’

Dec 29th 2021, 7:16 AM 19,839 Views 0 Comments

Virginia Giuffre claims she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17 and a minor under US law.

# us - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Lone shooter kills four people in two Colorado cities
# Shooting
# Shooting

Lone shooter kills four people in two Colorado cities

Dec 28th 2021, 10:45 AM 22,586 Views 18 Comments

The shooter was killed by police after opening fire in multiple locations last night.

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva

Dec 28th 2021, 8:48 AM 5,783 Views 15 Comments

It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.

# us - Monday 27 December, 2021

Pioneering US biologist Edward O Wilson dies aged 92
# RIP
# RIP

Pioneering US biologist Edward O Wilson dies aged 92

Dec 27th 2021, 2:58 PM 16,674 Views 4 Comments

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author first gained widespread attention for his 1975 book which linked human behaviour to genetics.

Christmas weekend snowstorm causes chaos in California and Nevada
# Us Snowstorms
# Us Snowstorms

Christmas weekend snowstorm causes chaos in California and Nevada

Dec 27th 2021, 1:30 PM 22,012 Views 2 Comments

Three people were injured in a 20-car-pile-up near Reno, where drivers described limited visibility yesterday.

# us - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Jury in Ghislaine Maxwell case sent home for Christmas
# Sex Trafficking Trial
# Sex Trafficking Trial

Jury in Ghislaine Maxwell case sent home for Christmas

Dec 23rd 2021, 10:04 AM 18,879 Views 0 Comments

It is understood jurors will return on Monday to continue their deliberations.

# us - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Judge delays case against parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting
# Ethan Crumbley
# Ethan Crumbley

Judge delays case against parents of teenager accused over Michigan school shooting

Dec 14th 2021, 11:00 PM 24,931 Views 17 Comments

Prosecutor Karen McDonald asked that the Michigan community be given ‘time to heal’ during the holiday season.

# us - Monday 13 December, 2021

Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US
# Emergency
# Emergency

Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US

Dec 13th 2021, 9:02 AM 8,434 Views 6 Comments

Officials have cautioned that the death toll, for now at 94, could still rise.

# us - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Deaths from tornado could top 100, says Kentucky governor
# US
# US

Deaths from tornado could top 100, says Kentucky governor

Updated Dec 11th 2021, 3:40 PM 28,706 Views 17 Comments

At least 70 people were killed by the storms.

# us - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

Dec 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 11,083 Views 31 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

# us - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

Dec 7th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,471 Views 26 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion

Dec 7th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,859 Views 23 Comments

Satellite pictures showing massive troop concentrations on Ukraine’s border.

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager

Dec 7th 2021, 6:52 AM 28,903 Views 0 Comments

Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.

# us - Monday 6 December, 2021

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Dec 6th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,234 Views 66 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
# Chicago
# Chicago

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

Dec 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 20,146 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

# us - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,530 Views 39 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

Dec 1st 2021, 5:59 PM 16,174 Views 35 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations
# Chris Cuomo
# Chris Cuomo

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother amid misdemeanour allegations

Dec 1st 2021, 11:27 AM 20,256 Views 30 Comments

In October, the 63-year-old former governor was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime for forcible touching.

# us - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend died by suicide, lawyer for his family says
# Brian Laundrie
# Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend died by suicide, lawyer for his family says

Nov 23rd 2021, 10:20 PM 37,459 Views 11 Comments

The Petito case caused a huge media stir in the United States and further afield for weeks.

# us - Monday 22 November, 2021

Police to charge driver with 'intentional homicide' after five killed at US Christmas parade
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Police to charge driver with 'intentional homicide' after five killed at US Christmas parade

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 7:55 PM 106,764 Views 49 Comments
  • At least five people have died and 48 people have been injured.
  • Police had initially investigated whether the suspect was fleeing police when he drove into the parade - but is being charged with intentional homicide.

# us - Friday 19 November, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared on all counts in shooting trial, as Biden warns against 'violence'
# Kyle Rittenhouse
# Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared on all counts in shooting trial, as Biden warns against 'violence'

Nov 19th 2021, 6:39 PM 64,200 Views 0 Comments

Rittenhouse claimed the shootings were self-defence.

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today

Nov 19th 2021, 5:47 PM 104,724 Views 28 Comments

One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board

Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia
# US
# US

Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 5:28 PM 56,588 Views 101 Comments

The US President had a colonoscopy as part of a regular health check, the White House said.

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
# Boosters
# Boosters

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s

Nov 19th 2021, 3:12 PM 11,658 Views 37 Comments

The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US