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Just as Putin has done, the Chinese president has signed a directive allowing a “special military operation” instead of a war

Contagious Vaccines: A Warning

Happy the Elephant is not a human, according to N.Y. Court of Appeals. But has a legal precedent been set for cases on behalf of nonhuman animals?

“They’re Afraid Prices Will Skyrocket” U.S. Fears EU Tanker Insurance Ban

There’s more at stake in the spat between Spain and Algeria than renewed wrangling over migration policy. In the European Union, concern is mounting that the bilateral dispute might provoke a gas supply crisis on its southern periphery. And this at a time, when the EU is desperately exploring alternative gas resources to cut its huge dependency on supplies from Russia.

“It now appears that Argentina’s opportunity to fill the gap left by Ukraine is slipping away as the export quota has been reduced by 31% and the 2022/23 wheat harvest is likely to be the worst in 12 years,” says Niels Rasmussen, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO.

The Biden administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission is suing the city of Rochester, New York, contending that “rampant overspending on teacher salaries” plunged the Rochester school district into “extreme financial distress,” misleading investors who bought municipal bonds.

Read the comments for an idea of how the rank and file feel. The difficulties in hiring and retaining wildland firefighters which has resulted in one-third of the Forest Service firefighter positions in California being unfilled, may not be restricted to just those who directly battle the flames.

USA TODAY removed 23 stories from website, other platforms following audit of reporter’s work

Tunisia grinds to a halt as unions challenge president

Australian Energy Market Operator suspends spot market for wholesale electricity to ensure reliability and avoid blackouts

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