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David Ramos/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Attending the World Cup in November? The Department of Homeland Security will be on hand to help make sure the soccer tournament is safe and secure, according to a senior department official. “We are committed to working closely with Qatar to make sure the world can enjoy a safe and secure […]

GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground […]

Mike Mattina/Getty Images (NEW YORK) – Brittney Griner appeared in a courtroom in Khimki, a suburb of Moscow, on Friday morning for the first day of the WNBA star’s trial in Russia, where she has been in custody for 134 days. Griner was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia on Feb. 17 after she was […]

KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — Authorities in North Korea have instructed its people to avoid “alien things” falling near its border with South Korea. North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a news report on where the COVID-19 virus came from and pointed the finger at materials that flew in […]

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images (HONG KONG) — In a speech celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, Chinese President Xi Jinping strongly reaffirmed the territory’s autonomy under the promise of “One Country, Two Systems” but with one very strong caveat: Beijing has full jurisdiction and Hong Kong must respect that. “One Country, Two […]

Contributor/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In response to the invasion of Ukraine, the West has imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, nearly crippling its economy and isolating it from all but a few allies. President Joe Biden and other government officials have said sanctions from the U.S. and its allies will make Russia and its president, Vladimir […]

STR/AFP via Getty Images (EAST LONDON, South Africa) — Tear gas or pepper spray was used on patrons at a popular nightclub in South Africa when more than a dozen teenagers mysteriously died there, an eyewitness told ABC News. Sibongile Mtsewu, 22, said he was ordering drinks at the crowded Enyobeni Tavern near the South […]

ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — The Russian military committed “a clear war crime” when its forces bombed a packed drama theater in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol in March, Amnesty International said Thursday. The London-based international human rights group published a new report documenting how the deadly blitz on the Donetsk Academic Regional […]

Feng Li/Getty Images (HONG KONG) — When Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped off a high speed train into Hong Kong on Thursday to throngs of flag waving residents and a traditional lion dance performance, it marked his first trip outside the borders of Mainland China in nearly 900 days, since the very beginning of the […]

GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground […]


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