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Past articles by Bill:

Photo shows seemingly homemade gun used to kill former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese police arrested a 41-year-old man in the city of Nara after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot in the neck while giving a speech. → Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson quits after dozens of ministers resign over his conduct

Johnson agreed to step down, a government source told Insider, after senior figures including Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid, and 50+ other MPs quit. → Read More

Sri Lanka says it is 'bankrupt' as financial crisis ravaging the country deepens

Sri Lanka blames the crisis on the pandemic but experts say its economy has tanked due to mismanagement and by racking up debts to China. → Read More

The White House official that reports say is disputing account of Trump's actions on January 6 has a history of lying for him, former aides say

Tony Ornato is said to have disputed Cassidy Hutchinson's claim that Trump grabbed the wheel and tried to go to the Capitol on January 6, 2021. → Read More

Ukraine retreats from pivotal eastern city Severodonetsk, a significant victory for Russia in its grinding advance

Ukrainian forces battled to defend Severodonetsk for two months in the face of Russian attacks but were ordered to abandon it Friday. → Read More

Taliban begs US to unfreeze Afghan govt. assets to help respond to earthquake that killed 1,000 people

The US froze $9.5 billion of Afghan government assets last year after the Taliban seized control of the country, of which $2.5 billion is still frozen. → Read More

Putin is meeting leaders of China, Brazil, and India, showing Russia still has powerful allies despite the Ukraine invasion

President Vladimir Putin is attending a meeting of the BRICS alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week. → Read More

A Russian military helicopter crossed into NATO territory for 2 minutes, further ramping up tensions with the bloc

Estonia's defense ministry said a Russian MI-8 helicopter entered its airspace for two minutes on Saturday. → Read More

Russia is offering inflated salaries for volunteers to fight in Ukraine. Many of them would normally be considered too old to fight.

Russia's military resources have been greatly depleted by the invasion of Ukraine. The country removed the age cap for serving soldiers last month. → Read More

Trump's circle is convinced that losing in the Georgia primaries actually proves them right, source says

Trump's endorsed candidates suffered huge losses in the GOP primary for Georgia governor and secretary of state. → Read More

Ousted Afghan president lived in a 5-star Abu Dhabi hotel after fleeing the Taliban, report says

Ashraf Ghani fled his country in August last year as the Taliban began to seize control of the capital Kabul. → Read More

Canada plans to make tobacco companies print health warnings on individual cigarettes

Canada would be the first country in the world to do so. Its health ministry said it wants to make it "virtually impossible to avoid health warnings." → Read More

Rudy Giuliani's son has to join NY governor primary debate virtually because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19

According to debate host CBS, anybody present for the debate on Mondya has to ve vaccinated. Andrew Giuliani is not. → Read More

Biden is ripping up his plan to ostracize Saudi Arabia as the US desperately seeks a way out of its oil crisis

Russia's invasion of Ukraine made US gas prices soar. Biden is now preparing to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ask for help. → Read More

Putin's bodyguards collect his poop on trips abroad and take it back to Russia with them, report says

President Vladimir Putin's excrement is taken back to Russia in special packets carried by his bodyguards, two investigative journalists said. → Read More

Putin undermined his own rationale for invading Ukraine, admitting that the war is to expand Russian territory

Putin said shortly before invading Ukraine that it had nothing to do with territory. On Thursday, he said it was his destiny to expand Russia. → Read More

Putin unexpectedly postpones his annual phone marathon for the first time in 18 years

President Vladimir Putin has held a "Direct Line" phone-in for Russians since 2001, but the Kremlin postponed this year's event without explaanation. → Read More

Russia's foreign minister called off a trip to allied Serbia because surrounding countries wouldn't let him use their airspace

NATO members Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Montenegro refused to admit Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, Russian state media said. → Read More

Germany says it will send heavy weapons to Ukraine, after criticism for holding back in line with Putin's aims

Leaked documents revealed that Germany had hardly been sending any weapons to Ukraine. The next day, it made new commitments. → Read More

Russia seeing success in Ukraine after months of failure, analysts say — but don't expect it to last long

The early weeks of Russia's invasion brought failure after failure. But, analysts told Insider, its narrower, grinding advance is now paying off. → Read More