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WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia is extended by a month
Charles Maynes | May 13, 2022
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, on Friday. Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP Updated May 13, 2022 at 1:39 PM ET MOSCOW — A Russian court has extended the pre-trial detention of WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner by one month, ...
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the UAE’s long-ailing leader, has died
The Associated Press | May 13, 2022
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2007. AP DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government's state-run news agency announced in a brief statement. He was 73. Khalifa, ...
Biden looks to nudge ASEAN leaders to speak out on Russia
The Associated Press | May 13, 2022
President Joe Biden and leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrive for a group photo on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2022. Susan Walsh | AP WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more ...
White House summit leads to big promises to fight COVID in needy countries
Malaka Gharib | May 12, 2022
People line up to get the Sinopharm vaccine in Harare, Zimbabwe. World leaders promised to speed up vaccine distribution to low- and middle-income countries at the White House's second Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12. Tafadzwa Ufumeli | Getty Images We're still in a pandemic — and we can't be ...
The U.S. is named a Rugby World Cup host
Amy Morgan | May 12, 2022
Naya Tapper of the USA is tackled by Camille Grassineau (left) and Elodie Poublan of France during the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup third-place match in Belfast. The U.S. will host the women's tournament for the first time in 2033. David Rogers | Getty Images The United States has won ...
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 12)
NPR Staff | May 12, 2022
Finland's President Sauli Niinisto speaks during a press conference with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday in Helsinki, Finland. Niinisto and Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday in a joint statement that Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay. Frank Augstein/WPA Pool | ...
Some war-ravaged parts of Ukraine try to rebuild as fighting rages elsewhere
Jason Beaubien | May 12, 2022
Denis Metrevelyi, 36, holds one of the projectiles that was fired through the window of his apartment in Bucha, a town on the outskirts of Ukraine's capital of Kyiv. Metrevelyi, 36, has returned to the apartment building despite its destroyed roof and lack of running water. Jason Beaubien | NPR ...
German industrial giant Siemens is leaving Russia after nearly 170 years
Rachel Treisman | May 12, 2022
Siemens headquarters in Munich, Germany, pictured in May 2019. The German industrial giant is ending operations in Russia after more than a century. Christof Stache | AFP via Getty Images At the start of the war, Siemens put all new business and international deliveries in Russia and Belarus on hold. ...
One man stands between Europe and a ban on Russian oil: Hungary’s Viktor Orban
Christopher Dean Hopkins | May 12, 2022
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives his an international press conference April 6, days after his FIDESZ party won the parliamentary election, in the Karmelita monastery housing the prime minister's office in Budapest. Attila Kisbenedek | AFP via Getty Images The European Union would like to ban imports of Russian ...
Paraguay’s organized crime prosecutor is slain while honeymooning on a Colombia beach
The Associated Press | May 12, 2022
Paraguay Attorney General Sandra Quiñonez prays to a Virgin Mary statue at the entrance of her office in Asuncion, Paraguay, after she found out about the killing of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci on Tuesday. Jorge Saenz | AP BOGOTA, Colombia — Paraguay's prosecutor of organized crime and drug trafficking cases ...