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nobelprize oct7 The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski, Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. Announcing the award Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, "The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to

marijuanasmoking oct07 President Joe Biden has announced a set of executive actions to pardon people convicted of simple marijuana possession under the Controlled Substances Actfederal law or D.C. Code. In a Proclamation on Granting Pardon for the Offense of Simple Possession of Marijuana, issued Thursday, Biden made it clear that his pardon is not applicable to any other offenses related to marijuana or other control

spacexcrew5 oct06 The latest team of crew members assigned to NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 mission are in orbit on their way to the International Space Station. The mission was launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the Dragon Endurance spacecraft into orbit carrying NASA astronauts Nicole Mann as mission commander, Josh Cassada, pilot, J

annieernaux oct06 French author Annie Ernaux, 82, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Announcing the laureate for 2022 on Thursday, Mats Malm, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, said Ernaux is awarded "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory". In her writing, Ernaux consistently and from different angles, exami

strategicpetroleum oct06 President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Energy to release an additional 10 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in November in the wake of OPEC's decision to cut crude oil production by 2 million barrels per day. This is in addition to 180 million barrels of oil that the Biden administration released since April. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and

nobelprize oct05 Three scientists have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their work that led to the development of linking molecules together, known as click chemistry, and bioorthogonal chemistry. Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless have laid the foundation for a functional form of chemistry - click chemistry - in which molecular building blocks snap together quickly and efficiently. Carolyn R. Bertozzi

securityassistance oct05 The United States has pledged a new $625 million security assistance package to support Ukraine in its continued fight against Russia's invasion. This was announced by President Joe Biden when he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenskyy Tuesday. He informed his Ukrainian counterpart that the United States will never recognize Russia's purported annexation of Ukrainian territory and wi

nobelprize oct04 Three experimental physicists - Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger - have won this year's Nobel Prize for physics for their achievements in quantum mechanics. Announcing the winners in Stockholm Tuesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the coveted prize was awarded to the trio "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pi

protestorsiniran oct04 The United States has announced that it will be imposing new round of sanctions this week on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protestors in Iran. The United States is also holding accountable Iranian officials and entities such as the Morality Police, that are responsible for employing violence to suppress civil society, President Joe Biden said in a statement. Biden said he is gravel

northkoreajapabn oct4 North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile over Japan, evoking international condemnation. The unprovoked surprise launch Tuesday morning did not cause any harm, and the missile fell into the Pacific Ocean, reports said. The missile reportedly covered 4,600 kilometers - a distance enough to target the American island of Guam in the Pacific. This marks Pyongyang's first missile launch over

nobelprize oct03 Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution. Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo accomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal, an extinct relative of present-day humans. He also made the sensational discovery of a previous

ukrainemap oct03 Ukrainian forces liberated a village in the Donetsk region, and are closer to regain control of the neighboring Luhansk region, reports quoting the Ukrainian military say. Ukraine attacked Russian military units in the city of Kreminna during efforts to retake Luhansk on Sunday, according to a Ukrainian military spokesman. Both Donetsk and Luhansk are Russian-occupied areas that President Vladim

luizinacioluladasilvajairbolsonaro oct03 Brazil's presidential election is heading to a second round after Opposition candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and current President Jair Bolsonaro failed to win a clear majority. With vote counting nearly completed, left-wing's Lula won 48 percent of the votes while far-right's Bolsonaro earned 43 percent. Only the candidate who secure more than 50 percent of votes will win the election. Lu

iranianpetroleumproducts sept30 The United States has imposed sanctions on an international network of companies involved in the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products to end users in South and East Asia. The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targets Iranian brokers and several front companies in the UAE, Hong Kong, and India that have f

monkeypoxvirus sept30 White House Monkeypox Response Team says the number of reported daily cases in the United States continue to decline week over week nationally. At a news conference, top administration officials provided latest updates on the current monkeypox outbreak and new preliminary data on how the JYNNEOS vaccine is performing against the disease. Bob Fenton, the White House Monkeypox Response Coordinator

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