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Hellertoon: Constraining Putin's appetite for Ukraine

While Russian leader Vladimir Putin continues to rattle his sabre and threaten to invade Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO have said they'll use every economic lever available to deter aggression.... Read more»

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'You can’t be a hockey player': England’s Perlini and Kirk find success across the pond in Arizona

Any questions about the growth of hockey in England can be answered by examining the sport’s presence in Arizona: Brendan Perlini, former Coyotes forward now with the Edmonton Oilers and Liam Kirk, left wing and center for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.... Read more»

To combat sky-high gas, energy prices, U.S. to tap oil reserves

President Joe Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America's emergency stockpile - the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - in response to soaring gas and energy prices, while his administration continues to grapple with historic rates of inflation.... Read more»

CDC tackles COVID booster shots for immunocompromised

The push for a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine for patients with certain immune conditions is not moving fast enough for some vaccine advisors, and other countries have already gone ahead with third-dose recommendations. ... Read more»

NIH 'very concerned' about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial

The FDA is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.... Read more»

U.S. could see biggest drop in energy-related emissions in decades

The coronavirus pandemic’s sweeping disruptions to travel, business and the oil industry could lead to energy-related carbon emissions dropping by 11% this year, the federal government said in an analysis released Wednesday. ... Read more»

As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

The FDA in April eased a number of restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks across the nation keep up with the demand for blood. It came as infection concerns and stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.... Read more»

RAF choppers, U.S. F-16s to train at D-M in June

A trio of Royal Air Force helicopters and U.S. F-16s from Texas and Oklahoma will fly out of Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB through the end of the month.... Read more»

The British are coming — to train at D-M

A trio of Royal Air Force heavy-lift helicopters will be among the visiting aircraft training at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Three USAF Talon jet trainers based in Texas will fly out of D-M at the end of the month.... Read more»

700 years later, Scotland's still debating independence from England

Nationalist campaigners are stirring patriotic passions ahead of a landmark referendum in the fall.... Read more»

Commentary

World's nationalists together to dig united Europe's grave

Commentary: The rise of anti-European Europe will be tested in the coming Euro-elections.... Read more»

Commentary

In 2014, privacy is dead in an increasingly Orwellian world

There is one surveillance camera for every 14 people in Britain. In the US, 68 percent of Americans believe current laws don't protect their online privacy. This is 2014, not 1984, right?... Read more»

UK spy agency monitored millions of Yahoo webcam chats, lots with 'undesirable nudity'

Another day, another revelation from the stockpile of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. And this time Yahoo video chat users were — or perhaps still are — the target. British surveillance agency GCHQ, with help from NSA, collected and stored images of webcam chats of millions of people around the world — including those not suspected of wrongdoing.... Read more»

Analysis

Syria’s agony, Washington’s quandary

It's all but official: The United States and its allies have accepted that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and they are prepared to respond. The big question now is how? And, even more important, to what end?... Read more»

Analysis

The U.S. and Britain: Extra super-secret special relationship?

When it comes to security, the special relationship is raising questions about whether the two countries are doing each other’s dirty work.... Read more»

Royal baby fatigue sets in amid Britain's celebrations

Now that the baby has been born, the golden easel displayed, the gun salutes fired and the congratulatory anthems played, it is time to pose the question — is anyone just the tiniest bit sick of the royal baby coverage yet?... Read more»

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