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Assange can ask UK Supreme Court to appeal extradition

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Julian Assange can go to the U.K. Supreme Court to ask for an appeal over the decision to extradite him to the U.S to face espionage charges, London judges ruled.

Republicans should rethink idea-free campaigns

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Democrats ran in 2020 on a long list of policies they planned to enact and implement, and now they are going through the agony of trying to make good on their promises. Republicans have found a foolproof way to avoid that pain: They’re not going to campaign on any ideas in the first place.

Commentary: The reset that Biden and his party need

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Things are going badly for the president and his party, and with midterm elections drawing nearer, Joe Biden and the Democratsneed a reset. Paradoxically, the collapse of their plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s voting laws could provide an opening — though Biden’s posturing has made it harder to exploit.

US orders families of diplomats to leave Ukraine

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The U.S. ordered family members at its embassy in Kyiv to leave Ukraine “due to the continued threat of Russian military action,” the State Department said Sunday.

Jan. 6 panel investigates draft plan to seize 2020 ballots

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Congressional investigators have spoken with former Attorney General William Barr about a reported draft executive order to use the National Guard to seize ballot boxes after the 2020 election, according to the chairman of a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Putin could burst Xi’s Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine

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As the U.S. and Europe mount increasingly frantic efforts to deter Russia from any invasion of Ukraine, it’s Chinese President Xi Jinping who may have the biggest influence on Vladimir Putin’s timetable.

Russia hits back after UK alleges anti-Kyiv plot

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Russia hit back on Sunday after the U.K. alleged that Moscow is plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv, with the West continuing to warn that Moscow could yet invade Ukraine.

Blinken says too early to step up Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected pressure to immediately escalate sanctions on Russia for its military buildup around Ukraine, saying it would limit the West's options in the future.

Senate needs to ‘start voting’ on Biden’s agenda, Sanders says

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said it’s time for Democrats to change course on Joe Biden’s agenda and have senators vote on portions of the president’s key economic bill, then seek to pass what remains as a package.

UK says Russia plotting to put pro-Kremlin leader in Kyiv

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The U.K. says it has information that Moscow is plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv, as fears of an invasion of Ukraine persist.

Sen. Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats for standing by filibuster

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Arizona Democrats censured U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for declining to back measures that could have boosted the chances of passing a voting-rights bill backed by President Joe Biden.

UK warns against nonessential travel to Ukraine

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The U.K. is advising against nonessential travel to Ukraine, the Foreign Office announced, and British nationals in the country were advised to register their presence.

‘Lethal’ US military aid begins arriving in Ukraine

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U.S. military aid to help Ukraine defend against a possible invasion by Russia began arriving on Friday night, according to the American Embassy in Kyiv.

US, Russia hold their ground as Ukraine standoff drags on

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There was no breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine after the top U.S. and Russian diplomats emerged separately from their meeting in Geneva only to retread old ground and agree to keep talking.

Biden officials talking to Qatar about supplying gas to Europe

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Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with liquefied natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Blinken says too early to step up Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected pressure to immediately escalate sanctions on Russia for its military buildup around Ukraine, saying it would limit the West's options in the future.
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