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[l] at 1/21/22 9:18am
The U.S. wants to impose harsh sanctions on Russia invades Ukraine. But the German government is putting on the brakes out of fears over the economic consequences and what punitive measures could mean for energy supplies for a country that gets much of its gas from Moscow.

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[l] at 1/21/22 9:18am
The U.S. wants to impose harsh sanctions on Russia invades Ukraine. But the German government is putting on the brakes out of fears over the economic consequences and what punitive measures could mean for energy supplies for a country that gets much of its gas from Moscow.

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[l] at 1/21/22 9:17am
The U.S. and Europe are hoping to use sanctions to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine. But such punitive measures aren't always predictable, and sometimes they can boomerang and cause immense damage at home.

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[l] at 1/19/22 1:42am
Many in Algeria had hoped that the country would become a democracy after the toppling of authoritarian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2019. But the repression didn't end with the new government. Now many are leaving the country for Europe.

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[l] at 1/18/22 10:27am
Alexei Navalny is locked away in one of the most notorious prisons in Russia, and it isn't clear when he might ever be released. The Kremlin has destroyed his opposition movement, but the Putin opponent remains steadfast. How does he do it?

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:55am
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to shift the balance of power in Europe and is even threatening war. So far, the German government hasn’t provided a clear answer to that threat. The problem is primarily a product of the party of Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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[l] at 1/18/22 7:35am
NATO member states need to take a confrontational stance toward Russian President Vladimir Putin. In addition to economic sanctions, they should also supply weapons to Ukraine. This is the only way to prevent a Russian invasion.

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[l] at 1/15/22 2:38am
Infection rates are skyrocketing, though symptoms appear to be milder. Nevertheless, Anthony Fauci, an adviser to the U.S. president, warns in an interview against playing down the dangers of Omicron. He also expresses his hope that we are approaching the end of the pandemic.

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[l] at 1/14/22 9:23am
Hopes are waning within NATO that Russian President Vladimir Putin can be stopped from invading Ukraine. At the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, officials are increasingly alarmed by even worse scenarios.

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[l] at 1/14/22 8:57am
Australia has moved to revoke tennis star Novak Djoković's visa once again and fans around the world are scratching their heads over his behavior. Meanwhile, he has become a hero to corona truthers. What comes next for the best player in the world?

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[l] at 1/14/22 8:48am
With many public health departments days or weeks behind in reporting infection numbers, Germany lacks an accurate overall view of pandemic developments. Other countries, like Canada, are better off because they test wastewater, allowing them to quickly detect outbreaks as they unfold.

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[l] at 1/12/22 6:57am
The crimes committed by Bashar al-Assad's power apparatus are finally getting the legal attention they deserve as a trial for crimes against humanity in Syria comes to a close in Germany. But there's an important hitch: The men being tried actually deserted from the regime.

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[l] at 1/12/22 2:03am
Until recently, residents of poor neighborhoods in Brazil had little access to the digital world. But young people are now finding ways to earn money and recognition, while at the same time escaping their reality in the virtual world.

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[l] at 1/11/22 10:37am
Tennis star Novak Djoković claims that he tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 16. But the digital test result suggests otherwise. This and a suspected false statement could create new visa problems for the athlete in Australia.

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[l] at 1/10/22 12:04am
Since Wuhan, no Chinese city has experienced such a strict lockdown as the one currently in place in Xi'an. And Omicron hasn't even made its presence felt yet in the country. The upcoming Winter Olympics could change that.

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[l] at 1/4/22 9:18am
A number of Germans have sought refuge on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast from what they view as dictatorial anti-coronavirus measures back home. It has developed into a kind of alternative reality for conspiracy theorists.

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[l] at 1/4/22 2:24am
The Omicron variant could help SARS-CoV-2 transform more quickly from a killer virus to an annual nuisance. But the pathogen has also created hiding places in the animal kingdom and we will likely be facing further mutations in the future.

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[l] at 12/29/21 9:40am
In an interview, European Union Commission Vice-President Maros Šefčovič discusses the troubled ongoing Brexit negotiations with Britain, even after it has left the bloc, and the tough negotiations over a new agreement between the EU and Switzerland.

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[l] at 12/22/21 7:05am
At least 17 people have died at the border between Poland and Belarus. European politicians have described the refugees as "weapons" in a "hybrid war." In fact, they were people with dreams, fears and aspirations. Here are their stories.

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[l] at 12/18/21 4:23am
In a dispute over the removal of the female director of an important scientific institution, Germany's prestigious Max Planck Society suffered a setback in court recently. The organization's president is facing allegations of gender discrimination and calls for his resignation.

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[l] at 12/17/21 9:10am
The latest variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading across Europe, and health-care systems in some countries are already overwhelmed. Fears are growing that Omicron will unleash the worst wave yet seen in the pandemic.

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