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ukrainewar jun1 The United States has announced an additional security assistance package worth up to $300 million that contains key capabilities to arm Ukraine against Russian airstrikes targeting critical infrastructure across the country. This will be the 39th drawdown of equipment from the Department of Defense inventories using presidential drawdown authorities.

vehicles jun01 The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require automatic emergency braking and pedestrian AEB systems on passenger cars and light trucks. The proposed rule is expected to dramatically reduce crashes associated with pedestrians and rear-end crashes. NHTSA projects that if finalized, this p

ushouseofrepresentatives jun01 The House of Representatives passed with overwhelming majority a bill to suspend the United States' debt limit through January 1, 2025. The Bill needs to be passed by the Senate to avert a first-ever default ahead of June 5 deadline given by the Treasury Department. The debt ceiling is a spending limit stipulated by Congress which determines how much money the government can borrow. If the deb

rishisunakbiden may31 UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will pay an Official Working Visit to the White House on June 8. Announcing this, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Sunak's visit is aimed at further deepening the close and historic partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom. Building on their recent engagements, the two leaders will review a range of global issues, including

airnewzealand may31 Air New Zealand has been named the airline of the year by Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency AirlineRatings.com. Air New Zealand is adjudged the best in the industry for the seventh time since 2013 for its multi-award-winning in-flight innovations such as the SkyNest economy beds, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff. The Auckland-based

medicationguide may31 To provide patients with accurate and timely information to help them take their prescription medications safely and effectively, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new, easy-to-read Medication Guide called Patient Medication Information. The Patient Medication Information is for prescription drugs and certain biological products used on an outpatient basis, as well as for blood

spysatellitelaunch may31 North Korea's attempted launch of a military monitoring space satellite has failed on Wednesday. The reclusive Communist nation' first space satellite crashed into the sea due to technical error of the second stage of the rocket, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "The new satellite vehicle rocket, Chollima-1, crashed into the West Sea as it lost propulsion due to an abnormal startu

gobierno pedro 052923 Spain will elect a new parliament in July as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced snap polls. The surprise move follows major setbacks for the ruling Socialist party in regional and local elections. In an address to the nation, Sanchez said he had recommended to King Felipe VI that the elections may be held on July 23. His decision is subject to approval by the an extraordinary cabinet m

tayyiperdogan may29 Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected Turkey's President in the run-off. In the second round of voting held on Sunday, Erdogan secured 52. 14 percent of the votes. His main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People's Party, could win only 47.86 percent of votes, according to Turkey's Supreme Election Council. Turkey's presidential election headed to a runoff as neither of the main c

capitol building 110618 28may23 President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have reached an agreement in principle to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially disastrous default by the U.S. government. Biden called the deal an "an important step forward that reduces spending while protecting critical programs for working people and growing the economy for everyone."

abortion may26 South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed a bill into law that will ban abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. South Carolina is the latest among a number of Republican-led states like Florida and North Carolina that have significantly curtail abortion rights in the past year.

georgefloydchoking may26 President Joe Biden has vetoed a Republican-led congressional disapproval resolution that would have nullified crucial police reforms enacted in the District of Columbia. Biden used his veto power on House Resolution 42, a measure passed by both chambers of the U.S. Congress, that would have repealed the Comprehensive Policing And Justice Reform Amendment Act, which the D.C. Council passed in 202

charlesbrown may26 President Joe Biden has nominated U.S. Air Force chief Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., as the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He will succeed Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. If confirmed by the Senate, Brown will become the 21st chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The son of Vietnam war veteran Colonel C.Q. Brown, Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. has more than 3,000 hours of flying experience, inclu

generalmills nasa 052523 Forbes magazine has listed General Mills, NASA, Google and Microsoft among the top 10 Best U.S. Employers for New Graduates in 2023. Forbes' annual list ranks the companies that young professionals say offer superior workplace opportunities.

tinaturner may25 Tina Turner, hailed as the "Queen of Rock and Roll," has died at the age of 83. Turner, who rose from humble beginnings and overcame a notoriously abusive marriage to become one of the most successful recording artists of all time, died at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

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