The Scramble

As Russians flee their homeland in order to avoid conscription and the trenches in Ukraine where the Russian army has suffered devastating losses, neighboring countries like Georgia, Kazakhstan, Finland and Norway have tightened visa restrictions to prevent a flood of draft dodgers. But the island of...

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The Wait

Russia postponed arms-control talks with the United States this week, a worrying delay amid tense relations between the two nuclear powers following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, NBC News reported. The two nations were set to meet in the Egyptian capital of Cairo Tuesday with the aim...

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Extraordinary Times

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to invoke never-before-used emergency powers to handle the large trucker protests that gridlocked the capital and blocked key crossings earlier this year, the BBC reported. Trudeau told officials at a hearing by the Public Order Emergency Commission, which...

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A Fortunate Tongue

Basque is a unique language that has endured for centuries, despite efforts to eliminate it. Predominately found in the north of Spain and parts of southwestern France, Basque has around 700,000 speakers and is considered a “language isolate” – meaning that it is unrelated to any...

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