WORLD VIEW: Macron Visits Putin Over Ukraine, Winter Olympic Surprizes, Ivanka Trump Wanted by Congress, More

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Feb. 7, 2022

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold talks in Moscow in a bid to to help de-escalate the tense situation around Ukraine.
  • There is lots of news from the Olympics in Beijing including Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai saying that her allegation of sexual assault by a top official was a “big misunderstanding” in an interview that appeared controlled.
  • U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin quickly bombed out in the defense of her 2018 gold medal in the giant slalom event.
  • In politics, the U.S. congressional committee investigating events on Jan. 6 is awaiting confirmation from Ivanka Trump that she will tell them what she knows about her father’s actions that day.
  • Spotify’s CEO defends keeping controversial podcasts by Joe Rogan
  • Some Israeli and Palestinian figures propose a two-state confederation
  • Industrial chic is on display at the Olympics’ Big Air run

Andrew Meldrum

Africa News Editor

The Associated Press

The Rundown

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MOSCOW (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold talks in Moscow Monday in a bid to to help de-escalate the tense situation around Ukraine. The concentration of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine has fueled Western worries…Read More

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has told a French newspaper that international concern over her well-being is based on “an enormous misunderstanding” and she denied having accused a Chinese official of sexual assault. …Read More

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office with his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, when he made yet another push to pressure Pence. …Read More

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BEIJING (AP) — Defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin missed a gate early in the first run of the giant slalom at the Beijing Games on Monday and was disqualified from the event. Coming around a left-turn gate, she lost control, slid and fell o…Read More

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian public figures have drawn up a new proposal for a two-state confederation that they hope will offer a way forward after a decade-long stalemate in Mideast peace efforts. …Read More

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spotify’s CEO wrote in a note to employees Sunday that while he condemned podcaster Joe Rogan’s use of racist language, he did not believe that cutting ti…Read More

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