Russian cosmonaut hitching ride with SpaceX as part of next space station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration crew of the International Space Station into orbit on Wednesday, with a Russian cosmonaut…

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Ukraine claims rapid pushback of Russian troops on two fronts

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his country’s military had made major, rapid advances against Russian forces and freed dozens of towns in the south and east…

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Mexico president denies spying on critics after Pegasus allegations

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied on Tuesday that his administration spied on journalists or opponents after a report that the phones of at least three…

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Families of plane crash victims want the Canadian government to get tougher on Iran

Iranian-Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill Tuesday to mark 1,000 days of mourning their relatives, and the crowd made clear their displeasure at the federal government’s actions to date. “I already…

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Man sought in California kidnapping attempts suicide, family missing

LOS ANGELES – A man sought in connection with the kidnapping of four family members from central California was in custody on Tuesday after attempting to take his own life,…

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Why women age 50 and over could decide US midterm elections

WASHINGTON – A majority of US women age 50 and over – one of the largest and most reliable voting blocs – are still undecided in the final weeks leading…

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White House says has no indication Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON – The United States has no indication that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons, despite “nuclear saber-rattling” by Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre…

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Ukrainian soldier says army is liberating land ‘without people on it’

SVIATOHIRSK, Ukraine – The Ukrainian army has achieved a series of military successes in recent weeks. But these gains have come with a sad twist: The land it has reclaimed…

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Florida’s leaders opposed climate aid. Now they’re depending on it

WASHINGTON – Hurricane Ian’s wrath made clear that Florida faces some of the most severe consequences of climate change anywhere in the country. But the state’s top elected leaders have…

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Renewables grow to meet global electricity demands: Study

PARIS – Electricity generation from fossil fuels would have risen by 4 per cent if not for boosts in wind, solar and hydropower as the world’s energy demand grew in…

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