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opioidcrisis sep23 The White House has announced new Actions and funding to address the overdose epidemic and support recovery as part of National Recovery Month. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is awarding nearly $1.5 billion to all states, tribal lands, and territories' efforts to address the opioid crisis and support

touristsentry sept23 Japan decided to ease restrictions imposed on foreign tourists' entry into the country more than two years ago due to the spread of Covid. On the same day, Japan will remove the current daily cap of 50,000 foreign visitors allowed to visit the country, aimed to revive its ailing economy. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said individual

nucleartest sep23 Japan, the United States and South Korea have warned that if North Korea conducts any nuclear test, it would be met with a strong and resolute response from the international community. In a meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the foreign ministers of the three allied nations expressed serious concern about the reclusive Communist country's adoption of

russiaukrainewar sep22 215 Ukrainian soldiers and 55 Russian counterparts under captivity were released as part of an understanding between the two countries to exchange prisoners of war. British, American, Moroccan, Swedish, and Croatian nationals and pro-Russian former Ukrainian MP Viktor Medvedchuk were also released Wednesday night.

massivedrug sep22 Illicit narcotics and precursor chemicals worth more than $7170 million were seized and 1,333 suspects arrested in a massive operation coordinated by Interpol worldwide. The 39-day "Operation Lionfish V" started on June 23 targeted the trafficking of illicit drugs along air, land and maritime routes in 22 countries via a coordinated cross-border approach. More than 291 tons of precursor chemica

biden ungeneralassembly 092122 U.S. President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are expected to address the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. The Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of the 2022 General Assembly, which convenes in person for the first time in three years after the last two sessions were held online due to the pandemic. Notably, neither Chinese President Xi nor Russian President Vladimir Putin are showing up for this global gathering.

queenelizabeth sep19 Britain's longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest after a state funeral in London Monday. The Queen was buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel near the Windsor Castle, next to her late husband Prince Philip. Several leaders and dignitaries from around the world, including U.S President Joe Biden and French President Immanuel Macron, joined new King Charles III and the

uscoronavirus sep19 Known coronavirus positive cases in the United States have fallen significantly in the last two weeks, by 29 percent, according to the New York Times' latest data. A 6 percent decrease was recorded in Covid casualties in the country during the same period.

nasa sep19 NASA and Google have broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making. The expanded collaboration looks to develop advanced machine learning-based algorithms that link NASA data with Google Earth Engine data streams to generate high-resolution air quality maps in near real-time. "We're thrilled about ou

windenergy sept16 The Biden Administration is launching coordinated actions to develop new floating offshore wind platforms, an emerging clean energy technology that will help the United States lead on offshore wind. Initiatives on Floating Offshore Wind, launched by Departments of Energy, Interior, Commerce, and Transportation, aim to deploy 15 GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2035, power 5 million hom

monkeypox sep16 The Biden administration's comprehensive strategy to fight monkeypox is returning results. By making additional vaccines, tests, treatments, and information available for large and small equity interventions across the country, new case numbers are down nearly 50 percent since early August, the White House Monkeypox Response Team claims. Over the last couple of weeks, a pilot program to address

russianukraine sep16 The United States has imposed a fresh round of sanction targeting the perpetrators of Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine. The Department of State is imposing sanctions on key Russia-installed authority figures in Ukrainian territories currently controlled by the Russian military, and on 31 defense, technology, and electronics entities, to further constrain Russia's advanced technology industrie

securityassistanceforukraine sep16 The U.S. Government has announced $600 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine, the latest tranche of military support to strengthen the country's fight against the Russian invasion. The aid, which marks the twenty-first drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine since September 2021, includes additional arms, munitions, and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories

uscoronavirus sept15 Known coronavirus positive cases in the United States have fallen significantly in the last two weeks, by 30 percent, according to the New York Times' latest data. A 6 percent decrease was recorded in Covid casualties in the country during the same period.

justicedepartment sept15 The U.S. Justice Department has formed three Strike Force teams to enhance its efforts to combat and prevent Covid-19 related fraud that is taking place in many parts of the country. The Strike Force teams will operate out of U.S. Attorney's Offices in the Southern District of Florida, the District of Maryland, and a joint effort between the Central and Eastern Districts of California. The teams

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