Facebook to restrict access to Russian state media outlets in EU | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Meta’s head of global affairs says company will limit access to RT and Sputnik in EU amid Russian attack on Ukraine. Facebook’s parent company Meta has announced plans to restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the European Union, as Russia pressed on with its invasion of Ukraine. Meta’s head of […]

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US expelling Russian diplomats from UN mission in New York | United Nations News

US mission to UN accuses Russian diplomats of ‘espionage activities’, but Moscow’s envoy slams move as ‘hostile’. The United States has announced plans to expel 12 Russian diplomats from Moscow’s mission to the United Nations in New York, accusing officials of engaging in “espionage activities”. In a statement on Monday, the US mission to the […]

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Zelenskyy urges no-fly zone: Russia-Ukraine live news | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Ukraine’s President Volodymr Zelenskyy calls for no-fly zone to stop Russian bombing, but White House says US is not considering such a move. ICC prosecutor says he plans to launch investigation into alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity in Ukraine. High-level talks between Kyiv and Moscow end with no agreement except to keep talking. US, […]

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FirstFT: US concerned Beijing could be emboldened by Russian aggression

Good morning. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning The White House has sent a high-level delegation of former officials to Taiwan to send a message of reassurance and to […]

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No breakthrough at Ukraine talks as Russian assault continues | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

The first round of Ukraine-Russia talks aimed at ending the fighting between Moscow and its neighbor have concluded with no immediate agreements. The talks took place near the Belarus-Ukraine border on Monday as Russian troops continued their attack on Ukrainian cities – including the second-largest, Kharkiv – on the fifth day of Russia’s invasion. An […]

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Diary from Kyiv: ‘I’m staying in my home no matter what happens’ | Russia-Ukraine crisis

Zakhida Adylova, 35, is a language teacher and producer for a political talk show who lives in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. She is a Crimean Tatar, a Muslim ethnic minority that was forcibly deported from their homeland, the Crimean Peninsula, to Uzbekistan in 1944 under orders from Joseph Stalin. In 1993, Zakhida returned from exile […]

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Time for Bosnia to ‘get rid of Russian influence’: Analysts | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

The Russian invasion of Ukraine may spill over into the Western Balkans, most critically, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a small country that has become a battleground between NATO and Moscow, officials and analysts have warned. Analysts told Al Jazeera the crisis in Ukraine presents “a unique opportunity for Bosnia to deal a decisive blow to […]

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Upcycling and sustainability fuel these two fashion designers

The hottest fashion designers are turning to the past to create the style of the future. Two Phoenix-based designers, YEK and Samantha Vo, will have their work featured in a new Facebook travel series. Inspired by tradition and fueled by upcycling, their creations bring the past and present together to create the looks of tomorrow. […]

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Desperate Afghans sell kidneys amid poverty, starvation | Taliban News

Jobless, debt-ridden, and struggling to feed his children, Nooruddin felt he had no choice but to sell a kidney – one of a growing number of Afghans willing to sacrifice an organ to save their families. The practice has become so widespread in the western city of Herat that a nearby settlement is bleakly nicknamed […]

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Solar panels power this sleek, net-zero tiny home on wheels

This was not your standard build for a tiny home on wheels. The primary focus was not on the lowest possible budget but rather on conscientious material selection and impeccable design. As a result, the First Light Tiny Home meets the owner’s desire for a “refined tramping lodge on wheels.” Translated from New Zealand terminology, […]

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