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US neither ‘encouraged nor enabled’ Ukraine to strike across Russian borders:

The U.S. has not "encouraged nor enabled" Ukraine to carry out strikes against Moscow within Russian borders, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed late Tuesday. "We have neither encouraged nor enabled the Ukrainians to strike inside of Russia," he told reporters. "But the important thing is to understand what Ukrainians are living through every day with the… Continue reading US neither ‘encouraged nor enabled’ Ukraine to strike across Russian borders:

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Russia’s Putin says Ukraine war could be ‘long process,’ insists he has not ‘gone mad’ on nuclear weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed concern that the threat of nuclear war is rising as his country continues its invasion of Ukraine — a conflict that he said "might be a long process." Putin, asked by a member of the Human Rights Council to state unequivocally that Russia would not use a nuclear weapon except in retaliation, stated… Continue reading Russia’s Putin says Ukraine war could be ‘long process,’ insists he has not ‘gone mad’ on nuclear weapons

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Hungary blocks Ukraine aid package, insists veto isn’t related to EU sanctions

Hungary blocked the approval of an 18 billion euro financial aid package for Ukraine, prompting accusations from other European Union members that Prime Minister Viktor Orban is abusing his veto power.   The package, worth roughly $18.9 billion, would have provided funds for Ukraine to maintain its staunch defense in the face of invasion from Russia. Orban’s… Continue reading Hungary blocks Ukraine aid package, insists veto isn’t related to EU sanctions

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Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety

In addition to heavily increased rates of anxiety and depression, researchers at Stanford University discovered the COVID-19 pandemic aged teenagers' brains by almost three years, according to a study published Thursday. In "Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Brain Maturation in Adolescents," the group of seven researchers compared MRI scans taken of teenagers ages 15 to… Continue reading Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety

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German authorities arrest 25 in far-right plot to overthrow government and instate ‘prince’

German authorities on Wednesday arrested 25 members or supporters of a far-right domestic terrorist group known as the "Reichsbürger" movement who were allegedly involved in a plot to overthrow the government and install a "prince" with ties to the former German royal family.  The Reichsbürger group denies the existence of the modern-day German government, and factions of… Continue reading German authorities arrest 25 in far-right plot to overthrow government and instate ‘prince’

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Consuming ultra-processed foods could increase dementia risk

People could be at a higher risk for dementia if more than 20% of their daily caloric intake is ultra-processed foods, a new study found. The part of the brain involved in processing information and making decisions, or executive functioning, is particularly impacted by the risk of cognitive decline, according to the study published Monday in JAMA… Continue reading Consuming ultra-processed foods could increase dementia risk

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US plans end to monkeypox public health emergency in January

The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox infected more than 29,000 people across the U.S. Mpox cases have plummeted in recent weeks, with just a handful of new infections being reported every week in the month of November, according to data from… Continue reading US plans end to monkeypox public health emergency in January

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Moscow establishes a new ‘temporary capital’ for the Kherson area as Ukraine retakes the city.

Among those attending the crucial climate negotiations is billionaire and former aluminum mogul Oleg Deripaska, who is presently sanctioned by the United Kingdom. Along with him is millionaire Andrey Melnichenko, the former chairman of Russia’s EuroChem group, which was targeted with individual penalties by the European Union, which he rejected, calling them “absurd and ridiculous.”… Continue reading Moscow establishes a new ‘temporary capital’ for the Kherson area as Ukraine retakes the city.

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Pentagon issues warning after Turkish airstrikes threaten American troops in Syria

The Pentagon has urged Turkey to stand down on its plan to invade Syria as the operation could endanger U.S. troops in the country.  U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin offered his condolences to his counterpart Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar for the loss of life in the Istanbul bombing that occurred last month and prompted… Continue reading Pentagon issues warning after Turkish airstrikes threaten American troops in Syria

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Putin ally’s $200 million superyacht to be auctioned to benefit Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war in February, sanctions against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin have been used as a tool to put pressure on Russia. Assets affected thus far have included yachts, luxury planes and lavish residences throughout the world. According to a Wednesday press release from the Ukrainian government, the latest development… Continue reading Putin ally’s $200 million superyacht to be auctioned to benefit Ukraine