More Than 8,000 U.S. Troops On High Alert Amid Growing Tension On Russia, Ukraine Border

The White House is stepping up its efforts to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading neighboring Ukraine by putting more than 8,000 U.S. troops on high alert to assist NATO allies. NBC News’ Carol Lee and Matt Bodner explain whether a U.S. troop deployment could avoid a Russian invasion and whether negotiations with Putin could deter escalation.

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Jeepney drivers appeal for higher fares amid oil price hike

Some jeepney drivers appeal for higher fares amid the fourth round of oil price hikes this year. On Tuesday, gasoline prices increased by P1.45 per liter, diesel by P1.90, and kerosene by P1.70. Drivers in Quezon City say they now have to complete three round trips to make up for the fuel price hike.

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Biden Considering Deploying Troops Near Russia Amid Ukraine Invasion Threat

With fears rising that Russia could invade Ukraine, President Biden is considering a major show of force, putting 8,500 troops on heightened alert mostly as part of a NATO response force. The U.S. is now ordering embassy families and civilians to leave Ukraine on commercial flights while they can. 

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UK PM Boris Johnson facing calls to resign after attending party amid COVID lockdowns

PM Boris Johnson facing calls to resign after attending a party amid COVID lockdowns. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with more.

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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on alert to deploy amid Ukraine tensions

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said that the U.S. has put about 8,500 troops on alert to be ready to deploy to Europe if needed, potentially on very short notice, in the latest effort to reassure jittery NATO allies in the face of a Russian military buildup near Ukraine

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