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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

uscoronavirus nove28 The United States has reported a 13 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity. As per the latest data published by the New York Times, 9.4 percent of people who are subjected to antigen tests nationwide are diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

sexualviolence nov28 On Monday, President Joe Biden will sign a Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to strengthen the U.S. government's efforts to combat conflict-related sexual violence, or CRSV, a crime that is often overlooked and underreported. The United Nations estimates that not all incidents of rape reported in connection with a conflict are documented.

fifa iran2 112522 Two stoppage-time goals helped Iran secure a historic 2-0 victory over ten-man Wales in a Group B match in the Qatar World Cup on Friday. Goals from Rouzbeh Chesmi and Ramin Rezaeian, in the 98th and 101st minute, respectively, rekindled the Asian team's hopes of survival in the tournament.

uscoronavirus nove25 After a recent lull, U.S. Covid cases and casualties are rising again. A 4 percent increase 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 infection have increased by five percent in the same period.

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

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