Russia threatens ‘appropriate measures’ if West’s responses to demands aren’t constructive

Russia’s top diplomat on Wednesday promised to take appropriate measures if the West’s response to Moscow’s security demands is not found to be constructive. The U.S. agreed with Russia that it would answer questions regarding NATO’s military presence in the

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China to allow gene-edited crops in push for food security

Gene editing — or altering the genes of a plant to change or improve its performance — is viewed by some scientists as less risky than genetically modifying them, which involves transferring a foreign gene. The new guidelines, published by

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This ‘zero waste’ Japanese building is made from 700 donated windows

Written by Rebecca Cairns, CNN Contributors Junko Ogura, CNNMayumi Maruyama, CNN Planks of burgundy cedar wood frame 700 mismatched windows, forming a patchwork quilt of glass panes against a backdrop of mountain peaks and rolling groves of evergreens. The facade

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Analysis: The US is only the 27th least corrupt country in the world

The answer: nothing good. Consider a new study from Transparency International, an independent nonprofit group that, according to its website, “work[s] to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas

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Nearly two dozen US citizens and legal residents escape Afghanistan with the help of US veterans and civilians

Nearly two dozen U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents met at a safe house in Kabul on Thursday evening to prepare for their long-awaited escape from Afghanistan, almost five months after the Pentagon announced that the last evacuation flight was

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Biden administration authorizes $2.5 billion in arms sales to Egypt despite human rights concerns

The approval of the sale of military aircraft and air defense radar systems, announced by the State Department on Tuesday, comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken must determine whether to release a tranche of military aid that was

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Rio and São Paulo postpone official Carnival parades until April

(CNN) — Carnival celebrations in Brazil have had another setback because of a spike in Covid-19 cases. In a joint statement from their health departments on Friday, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced the postponement of

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‘Special K’: Showstoppers Kyrgios and Kokkinakis taking the Australian Open by storm

If somebody then corrected you and said that the din was actually coming from a singles tennis match at the Australian Open you might have thought perhaps Ashleigh Barty or Rafa Nadal were playing. In fact, the racket was coming

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Hackers target Canada’s foreign ministry in cyber attack

Canadian cybersecurity officials were working to restore those internet services as of Monday night. “Critical services for Canadians” through the foreign ministry were not affected by the incident, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, a government agency, said in a

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