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“Maduro is a Tyrant and a Thug”: U.S. Rep. Demings Rejects Lifting Sanctions on Venezuela

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Former Orlando chief of police and current Congresswoman (D-Fl) Val Demings blasted the Biden administration for lifting some sanctions on Venezuela, saying that it will only help the Venezuelan regime. “Nicolás Maduro is a tyrant and a thug, no different than the criminals I spent 27 years putting behind bars. Easing…

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Back to Normal? Cannes Film Festival Prepares to Party

CANNES, France (AP) — After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least Cannes’ very particular…

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McConnell, GOP Senators Meet Zelenskyy in Surprise Kyiv Stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia. “Our delegation reaffirmed to President Zelenskyy that the United States stands squarely behind Ukraine and will…

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Russia Pounds Ukraine, Targeting Supply of Western Arms

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Complaining that the West is “stuffing Ukraine with weapons,” Russia bombarded railroad stations and other supply-line targets across the country, as the European Union moved to further punish Moscow for the war Wednesday by proposing a ban on oil imports. Heavy fighting also raged at the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol that represented the…

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Johnson says sorry for partygate as critics prep censure bid

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday offered what he said was a ”wholehearted” apology for attending an illegal party during lockdown — but insisted he didn’t knowingly break rules or mislead Parliament, and brushed off calls to resign. Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that it simply “did not…

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Russians Push Deeper into Mariupol as Locals Plead for Help

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pushed deeper into Ukraine’s besieged and battered port city of Mariupol on Saturday, where heavy fighting shut down a major steel plant and local authorities pleaded for more Western help. The fall of Mariupol, the scene of some of the war’s worst suffering, would mark a major battlefield advance for…

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Zelenskyy to Deliver Virtual Address to US Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual address to the U.S. Congress as the Russian war on his country intensifies. Zelenskyy will speak Wednesday to members of the House and Senate, the Democratic leaders announced. “The Congress, our country and the world are in awe of the people of Ukraine,” said House Speaker Nancy…

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Live Updates: Officials: Airstrike in Kyiv Kills 1, Wounds 6

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: KYIV, Ukraine — A Russian airstrike in the capital’s downtown area Monday killed one person and wounded six others, Ukrainian officials said. The Ukrainian Emergency Services said the airstrike took place near a checkpoint and caused extensive damage to a residential neighborhood. Kateryna Lot…

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