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natomembership nove25 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that the country's Parliament will ratify Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bid in its first session in 2023. It was doubtful if Orban, an authoritarian leader and longtime Russian ally, would move in favor of the two Baltic countries' aspirations to join the defense alliance. "Hungary is supporting the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden, and

humanrights nove25 The UN Human Rights Council has established a fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations in Iran, especially with respect to women and children, related to the violent crackdown on protestors. More than 300 demonstrators were killed and 14000 others were arrested in nationwide protests that began on September 16 in response to the death of Iranian university student Jina

fifa worlcup 112422 For the third consecutive day the World Cup football championship witnessed an Asian team's powerplay. A keenly contested group H match between South Korea and former champions Uruguay at the Education City Stadium in Doha ended in a goalless draw. Both the teams shared a point each. Earlier, in a Group G match, Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0. Switzerland edged their way to victory in a lively

uscoronavirus nov24 After a recent lull, U.S. Covid cases and casualties are rising again. 4 percent fall in Covid-related casualties has been reported in the United States in the last two weeks, according to the New York Times. New cases of coronavirus infections have increased by seven percent in the same period. The United States on Wednesday reported 111386 new cases of coronavirus infections. With this, the

ukrainefightrussia nov24 The United States announced an additional $400 million security assistance package to help Ukraine counter urgent threats from the Russian onslaught. The latest U.S. package from the Department of Defense includes additional munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and 150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems.Other

orion earth 112322 NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is currently stationed at the lunar orbit, has captured a black and white photo of Earth. The space capsule snapped the picture on November 17, a day after it was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Orion captured the photo using its optical navigation camera. Taking the imagery of the Earth and the Moon at different phases and distances using the highly po

gunshooting may25 23nov22 Seven people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, Virginia, Tuesday night, reports quoting local police said. The gunman opened fire targeting the staff at the store in a break room before killing himself, Chesapeake police said. The assailant is believed to be an employee or former employee of the store, CNN quoted a law enforcement official as saying. The incident

orioncapsule nov22 NASA's giant rocket carrying Orion spacecraft has arrived at the lunar orbit, 80 miles close to the moon. It is the closest approach of the uncrewed Artemis I mission, before moving into a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. On Monday, six days after its launch, Orion successfully completed its outbound powered flyby, passing the moon about 81 miles above the surface at 6:57 a.m., NASA sa

nancypelosi nove18 Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she is stepping down from her Democratic Party leadership in the House of Representatives after two decades. The 82-year-old powerful Democratic leader said she will continue to represent her California district in the House. Addressing the House Democratic Caucus from the House Chambers, Pelosi said, "I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in

blackseagrain 111722 A UN-brokered deal to ensure the security of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea has been extended. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday confirmed that all parties had agreed to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative for another 120 days. "I welcome the agreement by all parties to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative to facilitate the safe navigation of export of grain,

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