January 25th, 2022

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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding another blockbuster case to a term with abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming that Harvard, a private institution, and the University of North ... Read More »

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4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BERLIN (AP) – A lone gunman wounded four people, some of them seriously, during a lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday, police said. Police said that the perpetrator was dead, but didn’t give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area of ... Read More »

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NATO outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BRUSSELS (AP) – Tensions soared Monday between Russia and the West, with NATO outlining a series of potential troop and ship deployments and Ireland warning that upcoming Russian war games off its coast would not be welcome while concerns abound that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine. The Western alliance’s statement summed up moves already ... Read More »

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Several wounded in shooting in German city; gunman dead

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BERLIN (AP) – A lone gunman wounded several people at a lecture theatre in the southwest German city of Heidelberg on Monday, police said. Police said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead, but didn’t give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld ... Read More »

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NATO sends ships, jets east as Ireland rejects Russia drills

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe, as Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Ukraine. The U.S.-led military organization said that it ... Read More »

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NATO sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe as Russia continues its troop build-up near Ukraine. It said that it’s beefing up its “deterrence” presence in the Baltic Sea area. A number of members of the 30-country military organization have ... Read More »

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EU trumpets unity as Ireland rejects Russian war games

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BRUSSELS (AP) – European Union foreign ministers sought Monday to show a fresh display of resolve in support of Ukraine, as Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Ukraine. “All members of the European Union are united. We are ... Read More »

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Ireland says Russian war games off its coast ‘not welcome’

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

BRUSSELS (AP) – Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Monday that Russia plans to holds war games off his country’s coast, in a move that is not welcome given heightened tensions and uncertainty over whether Moscow plans to invade Ukraine. Coveney told reporters that the exercises are due to take place 240 kilometers (150 miles) ... Read More »

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UAE says it intercepted 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile fire further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf, which previously had seen a ... Read More »

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UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital. A spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi rebel militia later said they had launched attacks targeting both the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, without elaborating. The ... Read More »

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