News Wire | March 15, 2023 Archive

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Russian Jets Force Down U.S. Drone Over Black Sea, Pentagon Says

By Dan Lamothe & Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post (free)

Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on and collided with an American surveillance drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday, U.S. military officials said, forcing it down and marking the first direct military clash between Russia and the United States since the beginning of the Ukraine war.

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Polish Court Convicts Rights Activist of Aiding an Abortion by Providing Pills

By Monika Pronczuk | The New York Times

A court in Poland on Tuesday found a women’s rights activist guilty of aiding an abortion by providing pills, the first conviction of its type in the country and Europe, highlighting the growing risks for women in a nation with the strictest anti-abortion law on the continent.

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