‘Unprecedented’: US Congress passes massive Ukraine aid package | Russia-Ukraine war News

Washington, DC – The United States Congress has approved a nearly $ 40bn military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine, an “unprecedented” sum that US legislators say will help the country defend against Russia’s continued invasion. The bill, previously passed by the House of Representatives, passed in the Senate on Thursday by an overwhelming 86-to-11 … Read more

Biden set to arrive in South Korea with worries growing over possible North Korean missile test

Even as the war in Ukraine has preoccupied Washington – and took up the first half of Biden’s day before he departed for Asia – provocations from North Korea have intensified and China continues to flex its economic and military might. Biden wants to show his top partners here he can focus both eastward and … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: US lawmakers demanding FBI investigating killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington, DC – Dozens of US legislators have signed onto a letter demanding the FBI to investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Congressman Andre Carson said, hours after Israel’s military said it would not launch a criminal inquiry into the incident. Abu Akleh, who held US citizenship, was fatally shot by … Read more

Canada bans China’s Huawei Technologies from 5G networks

TORONTO (AP) – Wireless carriers in Canada will not be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the Canadian government said Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company. Canada had been the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-pooling alliance not to bar or restrict use of equipment from … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: US lawmakers demanding FBI investigating killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington, DC – Dozens of US legislators have signed onto a letter demanding the FBI to investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Congressman Andre Carson said, hours after Israel’s military said it would not launch a criminal inquiry into the incident. Abu Akleh, who held US citizenship, was fatally shot by … Read more

CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended a Pfizer Covid booster shot for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their primary vaccination series, as infections are on the rise across the country and immunity from the first two doses wanes off. The CDC’s panel of independent vaccine experts … Read more

Senate ships $ 40B Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate whisked a $ 40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and US allies to final congressional approval Thursday, putting a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia’s invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. The legislation, approved 86-11, was backed by every voting … Read more

Elections in Lebanon, does political change stand a chance? | Elections News

Beirut, Lebanon – As Lebanon’s election frenzy cools down, the country has awoken to a new chapter in its dizzying political history. After Sunday’s election result, shifts in the balance of power in the country’s 128-seat parliament and its fragile sectarian power-sharing system have occurred. Lawmakers who for many decades were constant variables in Lebanon’s … Read more

Elections in Lebanon, does political change stand a chance? | Elections News

Beirut, Lebanon – As Lebanon’s election frenzy cools down, the country has awoken to a new chapter in its dizzying political history. After Sunday’s election result, shifts in the balance of power in the country’s 128-seat parliament and its fragile sectarian power-sharing system have occurred. Lawmakers who for many decades were constant variables in Lebanon’s … Read more

DOE announces carbon capture funding to kickstart climate industry

Direct air carbon removal projects are like giant vacuum cleaners that suck planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the air and lock it away. They use chemicals to remove gas from the air and store it in rocks deep underground or put it to use in materials like concrete. Nature can do this on its own … Read more