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After three frustrating days of talks between NATO and Russia over Ukraine, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said this is the U.S. conclusion.

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Updated January 13, 2022 at 1:39 PM ET

MOSCOW — First U.S. and Russian diplomats faced off in Geneva. Then NATO received a Russian delegation in Brussels. Finally, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe sponsored talks in Vienna Thursday.

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Thousands of protesters have been out in the streets and storming government buildings in cities all across Kazakhstan. And we've just gotten word that protesters have seized the airport in the country's largest city.

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Remember way back, lo those many months ago, when brand-new President Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy speech. He said this...

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The Russian government has released a list of demands regarding security guarantees for Europe. The list, handed to a U.S. envoy in Moscow this week, amounts to a do-over of European history since the end of the Cold War. NPR's Charles Maynes is here with us now. Charles, so what is on the list?

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We begin today with news of a two-hour video conference between U.S. President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A bit of it was played on Russian TV.

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Editor's note: As the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Summit convenes, NPR's Picture Show is taking a look at work by artists and visual journalists that highlight climate change.


Vlad Sokhin's interest in climate change came from his own global upbringing.

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Russians laid to rest today the man known as the face and voice of the USSR. Igor Kirillov was the chief news anchor for state television during the latter years of the Soviet Union. He died last weekend at the age of 89.

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