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Britain 'actively avoided' looking into Russia meddling; EU reaches stimulus deal; New US sanctions on Chinese companies

Britain's government failed to determine and "actively avoided" looking into whether Russia meddled in the country. And, European Union leaders reached a $857 billion deal on a massive stimulus plan. Also, the US announced sanctions against a new group of 11 Chinese companies, accusing them of alleged involvement in human rights violations against Uighurs.

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Court rules Shamima Begum can return to Britain for appeal; Russian hackers accused of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research; Privacy Shield ruled invalid

A British appeal court ruled today that Shamima Begum, who in 2015 went to Syria to join ISIS, can return to the United Kingdom to challenge the government's removal of her British citizenship. And, officials from the US, Britain and Canada said today that Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research. Also, Europe's highest court has ruled that the so-called Privacy Shield trans-Atlantic data transfer deal is invalid.

A heat wave in Siberia signals dangerous Arctic warming

Siberia hit a record-high temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on June 20 in the town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle. Scientists say it is an ominous sign of things to come. “I was shocked at the magnitude of it ..." says Susan Natali, Arctic program director at Woods Hole Research Center.

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From Russia with Love?

We're in Russia for today's Geo Quiz where some people go all out for Valentine's Day. They shell out for long stem roses, boxes of chocolate, and amorous cards. But officials in the Russian city we're looking for take a dim view of the holiday.

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Melting Permafrost

For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.

Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

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Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Winter in Siberia

British journalist Shaun Walker recounts how he tried to deal with extremely cold weather in Yakutsk, the Siberian town is known as the "coldest city on Earth."