WORLD VIEW: EU, US Gear Up for Russia-Ukraine Invasion, More Floyd Cops on Trial, Afghanistan Tragedy, More

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Jan. 24, 2022

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  • NATO is putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe as Russia continues its troop buildup near Ukraine.
  • The U.S. State Department has ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.
  • And for a deeper understanding of the crisis over Ukraine, an analysis by John Daniszewski, an AP vice president and expert on Eastern Europe, explains how it’s nothing less than a showdown of two world views that could upend Europe.
  • The crisis, Daniszewski writes, carries echoes of the Cold War and resurrects an idea left over from the 1945 Yalta Conference: that the West should respect a Russian sphere of influence in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Trial set to begin for three former cops charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights
  • As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse
  • Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight

Vanessa Gera

Warsaw Correspondent

The Associated Press

 

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NEW YORK (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine is hardly going away — a showdown of two world views that could upend Europe. It carries echoes of the Cold War and resurrects an idea left over from the 1945 Yalta Conference: that the West should respect a Ru…Read More

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