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Laura Smith-Spark

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Past articles by Laura:

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Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president who took down the Iron Curtain, dies

Mikhail Gorbachev -- the last leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991 -- has died at the age of 91. → Read More

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End of an era in Russia as sanctions bite and Western companies take flight

When thousands of Russians lined up in Moscow's busy Pushkin Square on January 31, 1990 to enter the country's first-ever branch of McDonald's, the moment represented a seismic cultural shift. → Read More

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Russia widens attack on Ukraine's cities, striking western airfields and Dnipro

Russian forces launched multiple missile attacks on a wide range of targets across Ukraine in the early hours of Friday, striking airfields in the far west of the country and, for the first time, hitting the central city of Dnipro, to which Ukrainians from other embattled cities have fled. → Read More

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Key city of Mariupol under siege as Russia tightens grip on Ukraine's south

The southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol came under siege from Russian forces Thursday, as Moscow sought to tighten its grip on the south of the country and the humanitarian crisis appeared to dramatically worsen. → Read More

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Ukraine-Russia crisis: How soon might a war be and what would it look like?

The Ukraine crisis is the classic case of a known unknown: We know that we don't know what Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to do as he amasses troops on the Ukrainian border. → Read More

Why does Russia want Ukraine? What to know as US, NATO fear Moscow is planning for war

Moscow denies it is planning an assault but the United States and its NATO allies fear that Russia is planning for war. → Read More

Why does Russia want Ukraine? What to know as US, NATO fear Moscow is planning for war

Moscow denies it is planning an assault but the United States and its NATO allies fear that Russia is planning for war. → Read More

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Tsunami waves hit South Pacific island of Tonga following underwater volcanic eruption

A tsunami has hit Tonga's largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air. → Read More

Tsunami advisory in effect for US as waves hit Tonga following volcanic eruption

A tsunami has hit Tonga's largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on → Read More

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British Sikh Army officer becomes first woman of color to ski solo to the South Pole

Preet Chandi battled illness, isolation and extremely cold weather to complete the 700-mile trek to the South Pole in 40 days. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Andrew faces a civil lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre in which she alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends -- including the prince -- and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends — including the prince — and that Andrew was aware she was underage. → Read More

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Prince Andrew in the spotlight after Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Prince Andrew was barely mentioned in the course of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial in New York. But the fact jurors found her guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls can hardly be good news for the UK royal. → Read More

US authorities win their latest bid to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The 50-year-old Australian has been charged in the U.S. under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables. → Read More