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Russians unconcerned by Kremlin’s saber-rattling

BALTIYSK, Russia — Russia held civil defence drills involving 40 million people this month, the largest since the collapse of the Soviet Union. State media broadcast instantly recognizable Soviet imagery, showing school children trying on gas masks, and urge viewers to find the nearest bomb shelter “before it’s too late.”

Countries OK world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.

The agreement comes after years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level talks between the U.S. and Russia, which has rejected the idea in the past.

Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a monthslong dispute over Native American rights and the project’s environmental impact.

That time Trump refused to say he’ll accept election result

WASHINGTON — Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious.

Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election?

He dodged. Twice.

“I will look at it at the time,” Trump bobbed.

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News pressed the question again.

“I will tell you at the time,” Trump weaved. “I’ll keep you in suspense.”

UNESCO expected to adopt controversial Jerusalem resolution

PARIS — UNESCO’s executive board is voting Tuesday on a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem ‚Äî and that has angered Israel’s government and many Jews around the world.

The board is expected to approve the measure in its morning session at Paris-based UNESCO. A majority of those voting is required for adoption.