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'Quiet fabulosity': remote New Zealand church gets pink makeover to celebrate queer community
On the wild and remote west coast of New Zealand's South Island, an old dame is getting a hot-pink makeover, with all the synthetic flowers, coloured beads and glitter she can take.
City again exterminates proposed pesticide storage facility for East Flatbush * Brooklyn Paper
The city has, once again, exterminated a proposed pesticide storage facility on Ralph Avenue in East Flatbush after vocal community opposition, and now is instead planning to site a storage depot for the Department of Homeless Services at the 50,000 square-foot warehouse.
Live Updates: Blinken and Lavrov to Meet as Tensions Mount Over Ukraine
Biden Strengthens Warning to Russia on Potential Ukraine Attack
I've been absolutely clear with President Putin.
Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine
US president Joe Biden said that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine's border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would "pay a heavy price" for such an action.
Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Will Talk With Developers About Reviving Older Activision Blizzard Franchises
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, who doubles as the head of Xbox, has revealed that Xbox is going to talk to Activision Blizzard developers about working on dormant franchises.
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton Introduces Anti-Trans Prison Bill
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas introduced a bill today that would require the Bureau of Prisons to house inmates according to their assigned sex at birth and not their gender identity.
Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine
US president Joe Biden has said that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine's border would constitute an invasion, saying that Moscow would "pay a heavy price" for such an action.
US sanctions Ukraine officials over Russian influence
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext for further invasion of Ukraine.
Russia could act against Ukraine 'at any moment', says US
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has said Russia could take "further aggressive action" against Ukraine "at any moment", adding that Vladimir Putin's military intentions were still unclear as he prepared for talks with his Russian counterpart at the end of the week.
Analysis | Why Indonesia Is Jolting Markets by Curbing Commodity Exports
Indonesia is the top exporter of coal for power stations and the biggest palm oil producer in the world. It also holds a quarter of all nickel reserves.