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drugfentanyl jan31 The U.S Government has imposed sanctions on Mexican-based drug cartel kingpin Jose Angel Rivera Zazueta and his two associates who are major contributors to the U.S. opioid crisis. The Department of the Treasury said Rivera Zazueta and his aides - Nelton Santiso Aguila, a Mexican national, and Guatemalan national Jason Antonio Yang Lopez - used precursor chemicals to manufacture and smuggle fenta

baltimoreandpotomactunnel jan31 President Joe Biden has announced a $4 billion project to replace the 150-year-old Baltimore And Potomac Tunnel. Biden traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to kick off the major project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The president, who has the nickname "Amtrak Joe," recalled delays he encountered at the tunnel when travelling via rail between Delaware and Washington D.C. as a Senator.

ukrainewar jan31 President Joe Biden has ruled out providing F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine despite repeated calls by his Ukrainian counterpart to help strengthen his forces' tough fight against Russia. After Marine One arrival at the South Lawn Monday, a reporter asked Biden if the United States will provide F-16s to Ukraine. The President answered, "No." In light of Russia's increased missile and drone attacks

ukrainewar jan30 At least four people were killed in Russian attacks as fierce battles are raging in the south and east of Ukraine. Eastern towns constantly come under Russian bombardment since Sunday. An elderly woman was killed in missile strikes in a residential building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Three people were killed in shelling in the southern city of Kherson. Ukrainian commander Volodymyr

whouscoronavirus jan30 The World Health Organization (WHO) says that Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a public health emergency of international concern. A statement issued on Monday after the fourteenth meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the pandemic said, "The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the Committee regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a

receptayyiperdogan janu30 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted on returning PKK militants for his country's ratification of Sweden's bid to join NATO. Sweden's refusal to extradite dozens of people having ties with Kurdish militant groups and other critics of his government has been a major stumbling bloc ahead of Sweden. "If you absolutely want to join Nato, you will return these terrorists to us," Erdoga

russianmissilesanddrones janu27 Ukraine has claimed to have shot down most of dozens of missiles and drones launched by Russian Thursday. In the latest round of Russian attack, around 70 missiles were sent by Russian forces targeting cities across Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces said in its daily operational update on Facebook that its troops intercepted 47 of them.It also said that 18 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones were s

russiaparamilitary janu27 The United States has imposed sanctions against individuals and entities linked to Russia's para-military Wagner Group and its head, Yevgeniy Prigozhin. Those targeted include Wagner's key infrastructure and associated front companies, its battlefield operations in Ukraine, producers of Russia's weapons, and those administering Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine. Announcing the State Department'

bidenkmalaharrischuckschumer janu25 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Democratic Congressional Leadership to discuss key national issues and priorities of the administration. The leaders agreed on the importance of building on the economic progress being achieved in the last two years, including the lowest unemployment in 50 years, significant ground gained against inflation, and more Americans getting h

storm jan25 U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that it will quickly release $29.4 million in Emergency Relief Funding to California, ravaged by deadly storms recently. The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the funds for use by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and four U.S. Federal land management agencies as a down payment to repa

doomsdayclock janu25 The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic design which attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world, has been reset at 90 seconds until midnight — the closest to the hour in its 76-year history. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has reset the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock 25 times since its debut in 1947. Most recently, BAS Science and Security Board, which includes 10 Nobel Lau

visaprocessing jan24 The U.S. diplomatic missions in India have launched a set of measures to reduce wait times for U.S-bound Indian visa applicants and expedite visa processing across the country. The U.S. embassy and its consulates have launched the first in a series of special Saturday interview days.

weapons janu24 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have introduced a pair of bills to protect communities from assault weapons. "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2023" would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and import of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and other high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

usoilreserves janu24 Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said President Joe Biden will veto a bill by House Republicans limiting the administration's authority to tap the nation's oil reserves, if it is passed by the Congress. The Strategic Production Response Act limits the drawdown of petroleum in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) until the Department of Energy develops a plan to increase the percentage of fede

covidhospitalizations feb02 23jan23 All Covid-related metrics in the Unite States have shown a downward trend in the past fortnight, signaling an easing of the recent surge at the national level after the holidays. Covid positive cases have decreased by 28 percent in the last two weeks, while deaths from the pandemic fell by 4 percent. There has also been a 17 percent drop in test positivity in the last fortnight.

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