Live updates: Slick conditions, fog reported in parts of Colorado

DENVER (KDVR) — Wednesday is a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day. Thick fog and slick conditions have been reported for parts of Colorado. A cold front moved into the Front Range overnight, bringing low clouds and a chance for freezing drizzle, graupel, and a dusting of snow. We will update this story throughout the day Wednesday to keep… Continue reading Live updates: Slick conditions, fog reported in parts of Colorado

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Mystery drones over Sweden spark security scare

STOCKHOLM — As darkness fell Tuesday night, Stockholmers looked to the skies and wondered whether the drones were coming back. Over recent days, reports have multiplied of black-winged machines flying at night over a range of sensitive sites, including three nuclear power stations, a large water treatment plant and a royal palace.  A photo published by the… Continue reading Mystery drones over Sweden spark security scare

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Macron says EU and Africa seek vaccines deal at February summit

The EU is working with African countries toward a deal to improve access to coronavirus vaccines, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. Addressing the European Parliament, Macron said leaders aimed to present a deal at the EU-African Union summit next month. He said he hoped that EU leaders would agree to a global license… Continue reading Macron says EU and Africa seek vaccines deal at February summit

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Court declines to jail Petro Poroshenko in treason case

A Kyiv judge ruled Wednesday that former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko should not be jailed while awaiting trial on charges of “high treason.” Poroshenko, who is now a member of Parliament and leader of the European Solidarity opposition party, returned to the Ukrainian capital on Monday to face initial court proceedings in the case. He… Continue reading Court declines to jail Petro Poroshenko in treason case

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Blinken defends Ukraine’s ‘democratic and European path’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, visiting Kyiv on Wednesday, called on Ukrainians “to stick together,” warning that — with 100,000 Russian troops massed on the border — one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aims was to provoke internal divisions. “Our strength depends on preserving our unity, and that includes unity within Ukraine,” Blinken said,… Continue reading Blinken defends Ukraine’s ‘democratic and European path’

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EXPLAINER: Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, said the deal would be good for gamers and advance its ambitions for the metaverse… Continue reading EXPLAINER: Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming

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Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Brazil envoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envoy to Denmark. The White House also announced Biden would nominate longtime diplomat and attorney Elizabeth Bagley… Continue reading Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Brazil envoys

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Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Wednesday, hailing their the two countries’ cooperation on international issues, including the Syrian crisis. Greeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the start of their talks in the Kremlin, Putin noted that shared efforts by Moscow and Tehran have played a key role in “helping… Continue reading Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks

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Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father’s captivity

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Lebanese American man’s survivors, who filed an ambitious lawsuit last year alleging Lebanon’s security agency kidnapped and tortured him before he died in the U.S., hope to find an opening after the agency recently responded in an American court. Amer Fakhoury died in the United States in August 2020 at… Continue reading Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father’s captivity

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

LYON, France (AP) — French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent’s office. He was 37. Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s “Hannibal Rising” and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent… Continue reading French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

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