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WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention in prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer

Washington (CNN) — WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention, President Joe Biden said Thursday. Griner was released in a prisoner swap that involved Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The exchange, however, did not include another American that the State Department has declared wrongfully detained, Paul Whelan. “She’s safe, she’s on a […]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been selected as TIME’s Person of the Year for 2022 because he embodies the spirit of Ukraine, according to the magazine.  Zelensky’s selection was announced Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show.  “This year’s choice was the most clear-cut in memory,” TIME’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, wrote in a […]

N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea added to its recent barrage of weapons demonstrations by launching four ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday, as the United States sent two supersonic bombers streaking over South Korea in a dueling display of military might that underscored rising tensions in the region. […]

Gorbachev, who redirected course of 20th century, dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev came along, the Soviet Union seemed an immovable superpower in perpetual antagonism to the United States. With a breathtaking series of reforms, Gorbachev changed all that — and redirected the course of the 20th century. Alongside Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a […]

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalised on April 28 after developing a […]