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Explosions rock ‘Russian fighter jet airbase’ in Crimea

Ukrainian drones have reportedly triggered an explosion at a Russian airfield in Crimea. On Thursday morning black smoke could be seen rising from the hamlet of Hvardiyske, where Vladimir Putin’s Su-24M aircraft are based. The 37th Guards Composite Aviation Regiment, which operates Sukhoi Su-24M aircraft, is based out of the airfield at Gvardeyskoye. These aircraft are believed to play a […]

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Reparations for Black Californians could top $800 billion

SAN FRANCISCO — It could cost California more than $800 billion to compensate Black residents for generations of over-policing, disproportionate incarceration and housing discrimination, economists have told a state panel considering reparations. The preliminary estimate is more than 2.5 times California’s $300 billion annual budget, and does not include a recommended $1 million per older Black resident for health disparities […]

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U.S. takes on China’s repression of overseas dissidents

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios In a string of recent indictments, the U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on Chinese state-backed repression of U.S.-based dissidents. Why it matters: The Chinese government has spent decades harassing and trying to silence its critics abroad. Now the U.S. government is taking action to protect people on U.S. soil. What's happening: Earlier this month, the […]

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'Delusional' Putin could launch a vindictive nuclear strike on Ukraine

‘Delusional’ Putin could launch a vindictive nuclear strike ‘to cause misery and destruction in recognition of Russian failure to conquer Ukraine’, expert warns Moscow has prompted fresh concern amid major nuclear preparedness drills Chatham House warned a nuclear strike would be punitive rather than tactical Research paper urged US, UK and allies to toughen up messaging to Moscow Vladimir Putin […]

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