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Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports is driving a global food insecurity crisis

Thursday, June 23, 2022

President Biden will attend the G7 meeting in Germany, where leaders likely will address Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports along the Black Sea, which is endangering food security in some countries.

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President Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Inflation is the top issue for voters as fall's midterm elections near. Biden wants Congress to suspend the gas tax until the end of September in a bid to give consumers some relief.

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Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Biden wants Congress to give people a break on the federal gas tax for the summer. But economists say that won't translate into big savings at the pump — and could hurt efforts to curb inflation.

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Biden is under pressure on gas prices. So he's putting pressure on oil companies

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

President Biden says he wants the biggest refiners to do more to increase gasoline supply and lower prices. He says he's ready to use emergency powers to boost capacity — but he didn't give details.

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Biden aimed to band with South America but some countries were left out of the summit

Saturday, June 11, 2022

President Biden wanted to reset the U.S. relationship with its closest neighbors at a splashy meeting in Los Angeles. But there was one bump after another at the Summit of the Americas.

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Biden is hosting the Summit of the Americas, but Mexico's president won't be there

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Summit of the Americas was supposed to be a chance for the United States to make progress with its neighbors on migration and other big issues. But several key players won't be at the table.

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The U.S. is hosting the Summit of Americas for the first time since 1994

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

President Biden is hosting Latin American leaders in Los Angeles this week. The Summit of the Americas is drawing attention to the weakened influence the administration wields in the region.

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The Summit of the Americas is often messy, and this year's looks to be no different

Monday, June 06, 2022

The Summit of the Americas has a long history of being kind of messy. This year's summit in Los Angeles seems quite likely to follow suit.

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U.S. adviser tries to talk Mexican president out of skipping Summit of the Americas

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador threatened to skip this year's summit in the United States if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are excluded.

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Biden eases restrictions on Cuban travel and remittances

Monday, May 16, 2022

The White House plans to make it easier for families to visit relatives in Cuba and increase visa processing on the island, reversing some of former President Trump's policies.

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Russians wreak havoc on Ukrainian farms, mining fields and stealing equipment

Friday, May 06, 2022

Ukraine is one of the world's biggest producers of wheat, corn and sunflower oil. Officials say 30% of farmland is now occupied or unsafe. "My fields were destroyed by the shelling," one farmer says.

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The complex effort to hold Vladimir Putin accountable for war crimes

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Ukrainian and international experts believe it will take years, if not decades, to build cases and prosecute people. Ukraine's prosecutor general's office has opened more than 9,000 investigations.

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Ukraine's prosecutor general is determined to hold Russia accountable for atrocities

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Ukraine's prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, is determined to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for what she says are war crimes. Reviewing the evidence has taken a toll on her.

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Deep scars remain after Russian troops pulled out of Trostyanets

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A small Ukrainian town near the Russian border was the first to be liberated after a four-week Russian occupation. Its challenges provide a window into the tough road ahead for similar communities.

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2 U.S. Cabinet officials will meet with Zelenskyy in Kyiv

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Sunday. The State Department declined to comment to NPR.

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The latest on the probe into atrocities committed by Russian forces around Kyiv

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Russian forces pulling out of the area surrounding Kyiv left behind evidence of atrocities committed against civilians. The effort is now to try to build a war crimes case against the perpetrators.

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Overnight missile strikes have killed at least 7 in Lviv, Ukraine

Monday, April 18, 2022

Missiles struck cities all across Ukraine overnight, including in the western city of Lviv, where at least 7 people were killed. The town had been relatively peaceful for weeks.

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Ukraine latest: Ukraine forces fight to hold onto Mariupol

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Russian forces continue their assault on Ukraine, especially in the beleaguered port city of Mariupol.

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War crystalizes young Ukrainian leaders' calls for a future aligned with Europe

Sunday, April 17, 2022

These young politicians have few memories of life under Soviet rule — and they say the war has accelerated their efforts to push for a more Europe-focused future.

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Even with ties, Ukrainian families struggle to reach the United States

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Olena Kopchak, her husband and their 8-year-old daughter, Yana, are among the growing number of Ukrainians who are trying to make it to the United States — and confronting obstacles.

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