News Wire | April 2023 Archive

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Large-Scale Russian Attack on Ukraine Kills at Least 19 People

By Marc Santora & Victoria Kim | The New York Times

A rocket slammed into an apartment block in central Ukraine on Friday morning, as a Russian aerial assault against towns and cities across the country killed at least 19 people and injured dozens more, officials said.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russia’s Intelligence Agency for Detaining Americans

By Michael D. Shear | The New York Times

The Biden administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on the FSB., Russia’s intelligence agency, for its role in detaining Americans like Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter who has been accused of espionage.

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U.S. Seizure of Oil Vessel Triggered Iran Tanker Capture

By Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Felicia Schwartz, Stefania Palma, David Sheppard & Chris Cook | Financial Times

U.S. authorities ordered a tanker of Iranian crude oil to redirect towards the U.S. in recent days, in a move officials believe was the trigger for Iran’s decision to capture a U.S.-bound tanker Thursday.

U.S. to Open Immigrant Processing Centers in Latin America

By Nick Miroff | The Washington Post

The Biden administration said Thursday that it will set up new immigration processing centers in Colombia and Guatemala as part of a wider hemispheric effort to curb human smuggling and the soaring number of illegal crossings at the U.S. southern border.

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