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newyork singapore 120222 New York and Singapore rank as the world's most expensive cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey. New York tops the rankings for the first time, while Singapore is back in the top position for the eighth time in ten years.

railworkersstrike The Senate has passed a bill to implement a tentative agreement aimed at averting a national rail shut down with bipartisan support. It comes a day after the House of Representatives approved the legislation. The measure will become law once it is signed by the President. President Joe Biden thanked Congressional leadership who supported the bill and the overwhelming majority of Senators and Re

fifagermany Two European powerhouses have crashed out in the first round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Belgium were held to a goalless draw in their crucial match against Croatia, leaving them third in Group F. Morocco edged Canada 2-1, and advanced to the pe-quarter final as group champions, followed by Croatia. Although Germany rounded off the preliminary stage with a 4-2 win over Costa Rica in gro

uscoronavirus dec01 The United States has reported a 26 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks. In states such as Arizona, Utah, South Dakota and Missouri, test positivity rates are above 20 percent.

railworkersstrike dec1 The House of Representatives has passed a bill to implement a tentative agreement aimed at averting a national rail shut down with bipartisan support. With 79 Republican Representatives joining Democrats in voting in support, the resolution was approved by a 290-137 vote. Another resolution, to increase the number of paid sick leave in the contract from one to seven days, was passed by 221 to 20

fifa dec01 Argentina, Australia and Poland have advanced to the last 16 at the FIFA World Cup. Argentina qualified with a 2-0 win over Poland in a crucial Group C match. In the decisive other C group match, Mexico scored twice in the space of five minutes in the second half against Saudi Arabia but an injury time goal by Salem Aldawsari blew off their pre-quarter final hopes. Although Both Mexico and Po

summitfordemocracy nove30 The United States will co-host the second Summit for Democracy during March 29-30, 2023, with Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Zambia. This diverse group of co-hosts underscores the universal desire for accountable, transparent, and rights-respecting governance. Building on the first Summit for Democracy held in December 2021, this gathering will demonstrate how democracies deliver

ukrainepowercut nove30 In the midst of Russia's continued brutal attacks against Ukraine's energy infrastructure, the U.S. Government has pledged more than $53 million to help Ukrainians acquire critical electricity grid equipment to persevere through the winter. The aid was announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a meeting of the G7+ on the margins of the NATO Ministerial in Bucharest. This equipment w

marriageact  nove30 In a landmark bipartisan vote, the Senate has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, a legislation that protects same-sex and interracial marriage. The Bill was passed by a final 61-36 vote. All members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republican Senators, who backed the revised version of the bill that bypassed a potential filibuster earlier this month, voted in favor. The legislation must be a

fifa nove30 Netherlands and Senegal from Group A and England and the United States from Group B have advanced to the second round of Qatar World Cup winning their decisive last group matches. Christian Pulisic made the decisive strike of an absorbing contest for the U.S. to beat Iran 1-0 and set up a last-16 encounter with the Netherlands on Saturday. Pulisic scored in the 38th minute after receiving a pass

rail nove29 President Joe Biden has urged Congress to immediately pass legislation to adopt a tentative agreement between railroad workers and operators - without any modifications or delay - to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown.

nasa nove29 On flight day 13 of the Artemis I mission, NASA's Orion spacecraft reached its maximum distance from Earth. At 268,563 miles away from earth on Monday, Orion has now traveled farther than any other spacecraft built for humans. The spacecraft also captured imagery of Earth and the Moon together throughout the day, including of the Moon appearing to eclipse Earth. Reaching the halfway point of it

humanitariansituation nove29 The situation in the southern Ukrainian cities of Mykolaiv and Kherson remains dire and critical due to the devastation caused by Russia's relentless attacks against civilians and critical infrastructure across the region, the United Nations says. Nearly a quarter of a million people in Mykolaiv are living without heat, water and power, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown reported after visi

fifa nov29 With authentic victories, Brazil and Portugal have secured their place in the knockout phase of the World cup with one first round game to spare. In injured superstar Neymer's absence, defensive midfielder Casemiro was the hero of Brazil by scoring in the Canneries's 1-0 win over Switzerland in Group G. With seven minutes of normal time remaining, Casemiro employed attacker's technique and half-

fifa nov28 A group G World Cup match between Cameroon and Serbia, which turned out to be one of the most thrilling games of Qatar 2022, ended in a draw, with both teams scoring three goals apiece. The draw gives both sides their first point of the tournament. Cameroon took the lead with Jean-Charles Castelletto scoring in the 29th minute. Two stoppage time goals in the first half by Strahinja Pavlovic and

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