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Russia is disappearing Ukrainian civilians. Their families want answers

Ukrainians who were held in Russia detail their detention, hoping to help find a teacher still missing. She is one of more than 200 civilians that U.N. human rights workers say Russia has disappeared.

Israeli gunfire killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, U.N. says

“We have found no information suggesting that there was activity by armed Palestinians in the immediate vicinity,” U.N. Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said.

British Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to PM Boris Johnson

Defeat in the two district contests increases jitters among Conservatives who worry the erratic and divisive prime minister is no longer an electoral asset.

Russia’s economy is weathering sanctions, but tough times are ahead

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Russian political scientist Ilya Matveev about the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.

An artist in Ukraine captures the war in black and white

Vladyslav Krasnoshchok describes himself as a “geopolitical surrealist” painter. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, he’s been photographing the war with a vintage Olympus 35 mm camera.

An Argentine judge orders 8 to face a homicide trial in soccer star Maradona’s death

The defendants include a neurosurgeon, two nurses and a car coordinator. Diego Maradona was under their care when he died at age 60 — and prosecutors say they were recklessly negligent.

Sri Lankan prime minister says that the nation’s economy has collapsed

Sri Lanka’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, the prime minister told lawmakers Wednesday.

Saudi crown prince visits Turkey for 1st time since Khashoggi killing

Turkey and Saudi Arabia declared their determination to start a “new era of cooperation” during a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Ahead of the G-7, Biden confronts Putin’s latest geopolitical weapon — food

President Biden will attend the G-7 summit in Germany this weekend, where leaders are expected to address food insecurity stemming from Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea.

Polio is found in the U.K. for the first time in nearly 40 years. Here’s what it means

Scientists in Britain have detected multiple versions of the virus in wastewater. Officials say the risk to the public is extremely low and urge people to ensure their polio vaccines are up to date.

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (June 22)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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