Peter Granitz

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Fighting with Israel signals coordination between Hamas and Hezbollah, analysts say

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Analysts have long accused Iran of backing militant groups in the region to counter Israel.


Sha'Carri Richardson stamps a comeback with a 100-meter world title

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Two years after missing the Olympics for testing positive for marijuana, the American sprinter became the fastest woman in the world.


Rains slow as Hilary moves north and leaves Southern California underwater

Monday, August 21, 2023

As much as 7 inches of rain fell on some parts of Southern California, leaving the region vulnerable to floods and mudslides as the rain eases and moves north.


Ukraine's farmers face Russia's blockade and explosives on their lands this harvest

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Farmers in Ukraine begin to harvest this year's wheat, barley and rapeseed crops as diplomats try to negotiate an end to Russia's Black Sea blockade of exports.


Odesa maintains some normalcy despite Russian aerial assault on southern Ukraine

Friday, July 01, 2022

Russia has increased its aerial assault on southern Ukraine, firing missiles at areas outside of the Donbas. But despite the threat, it's almost as if the war hasn't touched the port city Odesa.


Russia is focusing on 3 key agricultural cities in Ukraine's southeast

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Russian forces are now concentrating their attacks on three cities in Ukraine's southeast which are key to the country's agriculture and logistics.


Russian blockade in Odesa disrupts Ukrainian farmers' grain exports

Friday, June 10, 2022

NPR's Peter Granitz talks about the impact Russia's blockade of the port of Odesa will have on grain sales and possible food shortages in places in the Middle East and Africa.


Ukraine fails to qualify for the World Cup

Monday, June 06, 2022

Wales defeated Ukraine 1-0 in the European playoff for the FIFA soccer qualifiers, denying Ukraine the possibility of qualifying for the World Cup.


Russia closes in on a city in eastern Ukraine after 100 days of war

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has intensified around Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. A victory there would be a major accomplishment for President Vladimir Putin.


Ukraine has Russian war wreckage on display as a reminder

Friday, June 03, 2022

Ukrainian officials have put up a display of destroyed Russian vehicles in front of the country's Foreign Ministry, intending to show the residents Kyiv and the world that Russia can be defeated.


The war in Ukraine has the cost of bread skyrocketing in places like the Middle East

Monday, May 02, 2022

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated inflation in the Middle East, where countries rely on Russia and Ukraine for imported wheat.


Gregg Popovich becomes winningest coach in NBA regular-season history

Saturday, March 12, 2022

With a win over the Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich surpassed Don Nelson for most regular-season wins in NBA history.


High-level talks between Russia and Ukraine end with no breakthrough

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The meeting in Turkey is the highest-level talks between the two countries since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.


Senate passes anti-lynching bill and sends federal hate crime legislation to Biden

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which sets prison terms of up to 30 years, has been more than a century in the making.


Russia arrests Brittney Griner; Blinken promises to help all Americans detained there

Monday, March 07, 2022

Speaking in Moldova, Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Americans to leave Russia and vowed to support any American being held by Russia.


The U.N. approves a resolution demanding that Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The General Assembly overwhelmingly supported a nonbinding resolution that demands that Russia immediately remove its forces from Ukraine.


Major oil companies pull out of once-promising Russia

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Announcements from Shell and BP will further hit Russia's tanking economy — and batter its image as a go-to place for oil and gas investments.


Russians and Ukrainians meet as sanctions rattle Russia

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Russia's central bank sharply raised a benchmark interest rate to combat steep losses in the ruble's value as sanctions crimp Russian economic activity.


Allies join U.S. in imposing sanctions pressure on Russia over Ukraine

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The president called Russia's recognition of two Ukrainian regions a "flagrant violation of international law" and announced sanctions targeting Russia's ability to do business with the West.


Michigan coach Juwan Howard hits Wisconsin assistant after loss

Monday, February 21, 2022

A postgame faceoff over a late timeout escalated into a brawl between players and coaches from both teams. The Big Ten conference said it would take "swift and appropriate disciplinary action."