News Wire | February 21, 2023 Archive

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Putin Says Russia Will Suspend Role in New START Nuclear Accord With U.S.

By Mary Ilyushina, Robyn Dixon & Niha Masih | The Washington Post (free)

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in a state of the nation address Tuesday that Moscow is “suspending” its participation in the New START nuclear nonproliferation agreement, the last remaining arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.

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Israeli Government Advances Judicial Overhaul Despite Uproar

By Laurie Kellman & Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press (free)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government Tuesday for the first time advanced a plan to overhaul the country’s legal system, defying a mass uproar among Israelis and calls for restraint from the United States.

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