North Korea Launches 2 Ballistic Missiles, South Korea Says

SEOUL — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on ​Thursday ​in its ​sixth missile test this month, the South Korean military said. North Korea began the year with a spate of missile tests, raising tensions at a sensitive time: China is gearing up to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing… Continue reading North Korea Launches 2 Ballistic Missiles, South Korea Says

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How the Computer Chip Shortage Could Incite a U.S. Conflict With China

But Taiwan and its semiconductors are far more important to America’s economy than Ukraine is — meaning it would very likely be far more difficult for the United States to stay out of a conflict involving Taiwan. Taiwan accounts for half of the overall production of microchips that are critical to the functioning of mobile… Continue reading How the Computer Chip Shortage Could Incite a U.S. Conflict With China

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Jana Bennett, Former Director of BBC Television, Dies at 66

As a teacher earning a doctorate, Mr. Bennett moved the family often. Jana and her four sisters spent time in Kansas, Minnesota and New Hampshire before the family moved to England and settled in East Sussex, when Jana was 13. She went to St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, and graduated in 1977 with a degree… Continue reading Jana Bennett, Former Director of BBC Television, Dies at 66

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Palestinian American Held by Israel Died of Heart Attack, Autopsy Shows

JERUSALEM — A 78-year-old Palestinian American man died this month from a stress-induced heart attack brought on by injuries sustained while he was detained by Israeli soldiers, according to an autopsy report, obtained by The New York Times on Wednesday. The death has brought renewed scrutiny on Israel from its closest allies in Washington, who… Continue reading Palestinian American Held by Israel Died of Heart Attack, Autopsy Shows

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Macron’s Comments on Algeria Resonate as Elections Loom

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France, addressing a community that has been fertile ground for the far right ahead of presidential elections this spring, on Wednesday acknowledged the suffering of the French and European colonists who fled Algeria after the 1954-62 war of independence and of their descendants. “The 1962 exodus is a tragic… Continue reading Macron’s Comments on Algeria Resonate as Elections Loom

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Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Live Updates – The New York Times

michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is The Daily. [music] Today: Russia is making preparations for what many fear may be a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, prompting warnings from the U.S. of serious consequences if it does. I spoke to my colleague, Moscow bureau chief Anton Troianovski, about what Vladimir… Continue reading Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Live Updates – The New York Times

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Australian Government Buys Copyright to Indigenous Flag

MELBOURNE, Australia — When Laura Thompson, an Indigenous businesswoman, received a cease-and-desist letter in 2019 telling her to stop selling clothing that used the design of the Aboriginal flag because it violated the copyright, she was shocked. “I just never thought for a moment that I could face legal action for using the Aboriginal flag… Continue reading Australian Government Buys Copyright to Indigenous Flag

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