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President Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House earlier this month.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in aid for Ukraine as war drags on


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support authorized so far, senior administration officials told reporters in a briefing Thursday morning ahead of President Biden’s remarks on the additional assistance. The money… Read More

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks at the United Nations in New York

The UN ousts Russia from Human Rights Council

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the United States and Ukraine have called tantamount to war crimes. Russia is the second country to have its membership rights stripped at… Read More

The NATO flag flies in the wind

NATO to deploy more troops near Ukraine as Russia’s military aims remain ‘out of reach’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — NATO announced Thursday it was increasing the number of multinational troops that will be deployed to four NATO member countries near Ukraine, including Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Retired Lt. Gen. Doug Lute, who served on the National Security Council staff and was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration,… Read More

A demonstrator, holding a Ukrainian flag, participates in a demonstration called by 70 associations in support of Ukraine on the square of Paris' town hall on Thursday.

Can Ukraine win the war? These analysts think so. Here’s how it might unfold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — When the invasion of Ukraine began three weeks ago, many thought it would end quickly because of Russia’s military strength. But as the war drags on and Ukraine digs in, two questions are increasingly being asked: Can Ukraine win this war, and what will it take? While Russia has occupied the… Read More

Ohio Republican Party chairwoman, Jane Timken addresses the crowd to announce the initial results of Issue 1 and the gubernatorial race.

Russia business deals muddy GOP US Senate primary in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several Republicans competing for the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio are facing scrutiny for their ties to Russia as the country intensifies its war against Ukraine. Much of the attention has focused on former Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken, whose husband’s family runs a company that… Read More

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv.

In a virtual address, President Zelenskyy call on the U.S. to ‘do more’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a virtual address to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday morning. His remarks come as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week. The Ukrainian president spoke to many lawmakers over a Zoom call earlier this month as Congress seeks to help his country fend off… Read More

President Joe Biden delivers an address with American flags behind him

Biden moves to revoke Russia’s trade relations status amid war in Ukraine

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Updated March 11, 2022 at 11:10 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Friday announced that he will work with Congress on legislation to revoke Russia’s permanent normal trade relations status because of its invasion of Ukraine. That would mean Russia would be one of only three countries to not have normal trade… Read More

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks to media as Turkish Foreign Minister, Russian Foreign Minister and Ukraine's Foreign Minister meet for talks in Antalya

High-level talks between Russia and Ukraine end with no breakthrough

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia on Thursday met in the highest-level negotiations between the two nations since Russia invaded eastern Ukraine more than two weeks ago. The talks, held in Antalya, Turkey, were the fourth set of diplomatic discussions thus far, and like the previous efforts, failed to lead… Read More

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As gas prices surge, here’s how to get the most out of your tank

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Global crude oil prices have been on the rise following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with U.S. gas prices hitting a new national record on Tuesday. As NPR’s Camila Domonoske reported: “The average cost of a gallon of regular fuel is now $4.173, according to AAA, after jumping 55 cents in the… Read More

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks at the United Nations in New York

The U.N. approves a resolution demanding Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

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Updated March 2, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday approved a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding that it withdraw its military forces. The vote came after a series of speeches during which the majority of countries called on Russia to end… Read More