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Recent articles by Ellen:

Climate concerns grow as US helps Europe replace Russian gas

President Joe Biden’s point man for global energy problems knows, he says, that transitioning away from the climate-wrecking pollution of fossil fuels is the only way to go → Read More

No nukes? Ukraine-Russian war will shape world's arsenals

The headlines on the newsstands in Seoul blared fresh warnings of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. → Read More

GAO: US didn't track if its aid was used in Yemen attacks

The Pentagon and the State Department failed to investigate whether a Saudi-led coalition used arms or other materiel bought from U.S. suppliers in attacks alleged to have killed civilians in Yemen, a U.S. government report released Wednesday says. → Read More

As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

Biden once shunned the Saudi crown prince as a killer. But he might now need help from the world's largest oil exporter. → Read More

As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

President Joe Biden is leaning towards making a visit to Saudi Arabia — a trip that would likely bring him face-to-face with the Saudi crown prince he once shunned as a killer → Read More

As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is leaning towards making a visit to Saudi Arabia — a trip that would likely bring him face-to-face with the Saudi crown prince he once shunned as a killer. The White House is weighing a visit to Saudi Arabia that would also include a meeting of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab… → Read More

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. → Read More

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. → Read More

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. → Read More

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. → Read More

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. → Read More

Looking to deepen pain for Putin, West studying oil and gas

The United States unleashed some of its toughest actions against Russian President Vladimir Putin right after he rolled his troops into Ukraine → Read More

Why the term 'genocide' matters in Ukraine war

Here's a look at what it means when a world leader declares a genocide and what's involved in that decision. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Why the term 'genocide' matters in Ukraine war

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden declares Russia’s Ukraine war “genocide,” it isn’t just another strong word. → Read More

House Democrats ask Biden to get tougher with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three dozen House Democrats are pushing the administration to get tougher with Saudi Arabia, calling it a bad strategic partner after it has refused to help ease the … → Read More

Why Biden using the term 'genocide' matters in Ukraine war

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden declares Russia's Ukraine war "genocide," it isn't just another strong word. Calling a campaign that's aimed at wiping out a targeted group "genocide" not only increases pressure on a country to act, but it can also oblige it to. That's partly because of a genocide treaty approved by the U. N. General Assembly after World War II, signed by the United… → Read More

West, Russia mull nuclear steps in a 'more dangerous' world

Russia’s assault on Ukraine and its veiled threats of using nuclear arms have policymakers past and present thinking the unthinkable: How should the West respond to a Russian battlefield explosion of a nuclear bomb → Read More

Russia's ruble rebound raises questions of sanctions' impact

The Russian ruble has bounced back to almost its full value since before the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine → Read More

US sanctions Iranians after missile strikes in Iraq, Gulf

The United States sanctioned Iranian defense companies Wednesday after a spate of ballistic missile attacks on targets in Iraq and the Gulf. → Read More

Biden will visit Poland in trip to Europe this week, White House says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has added a stop in Poland to his trip this week to Europe for urgent talks with NATO and European allies, as Russian forces concentrate their fire upon cities and trapped civilians in a nearly month-old invasion of Ukraine. Biden will first travel to Brussels and then to Poland to meet with leaders there, press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Sunday… → Read More