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Ukraine war: EU set to approve cap on price of Russian oil

The European Union agrees a cap of $60 a barrel on exported Russian crude, after Poland gave its backing.

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Killed Islamic State Leader Had Previous Run-In With US

The United States was able to quickly confirm the death of the Islamic State's leader in southern Syria this past October because it had his DNA and other biometric data on file from an encounter with him from long before he took the helm of the terror group. U.S. officials are still refusing to share the true identity of the man known to most of the world only by his nom-de-guerre, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. But a U.S. military official told VOA that Abu al-Hassan was one of the… Read Full Article

Halifax: North America's Next National Security Hub?

The quiet Canadian port city of Halifax is looking forward to a high-tech future after having been chosen as the North American host for NATO’s latest effort to spur the development of cutting-edge technologies seen as crucial to 21st century warfare. The selection was announced at last month’s Halifax International Security Forum, an annual event in which top politicians, military leadership and experts from around the world meet to discuss the defense of democracies. It had already been… Read Full Article

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy After Court Judgments

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy Friday, following a year in which juries ordered him and his company to pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages for spreading false claims that a 2012 elementary school shooting was a hoax.   A court filing in Houston, Texas indicated Jones filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. bankruptcy court. The filing indicates Jones has between $1 million and $10 million in assets and between $1 billion and $10 billion in liabilities… Read Full Article

Ukraine war: Russia demands annexations recognised before talks

The Kremlin says the West's refusal to recognise its seizure of Ukrainian land makes talks harder.

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South Africa's Ruling Party Meets to Discuss President's 'Farmgate' Scandal

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is holding emergency talks after an independent panel called for an impeachment inquiry, saying President Cyril Ramaphosa may have broken the law. The panel said Wednesday that Ramaphosa needs to explain the theft of at least half a million dollars hidden in a sofa on his game farm. The scandal, known as "farmgate," has led to calls for the president to step down. Ahead of the party's National Executive Committee meeting, ANC chairperson… Read Full Article

WHO: Drop in COVID Alertness Could Create Deadly New Variant

Lapses in strategies to tackle COVID-19 this year continue to create "the perfect conditions" for a deadly new variant to emerge, the World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday. With the peak of the pandemic behind, countries worldwide are starting to loosen the reins on surveillance, testing and vaccination for the disease which has claimed more than 6 million lives so far. About 90% of the world's population now has some level of immunity to SARS… Read Full Article

Finland's Sanna Marin says Europe would be in trouble without US

"I must be brutally honest with you," Sanna Marin says. "We would be in trouble without the US."