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usdot 060623 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded more than $570 million for 63 projects in 32 states to help reduce train-vehicle collisions and blocked rail crossings in the country. The Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program funding aims to help communities eliminate points where railroad tracks intersect with roads, which have blocked vehicle

ustreasury 060623 The United States has imposed sanctions on seven leading members of a Russian intelligence-linked group for its role in Russia's malign influence campaigns aimed at destabilizing the government of Moldova. The targeted individuals are Konstantin Prokopyevich Sapozhnikov, Yury Yuryevich Makolov, Gleb Maksimovich Khloponin, Svetlana Andreyevna Boyko, Aleksey Vyacheslavovich Losev, Vasily Viktorovic

nasaspacex Two new solar arrays, science investigations, and supplies are on their way to the International Space Station. Carrying more than 7,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory, the uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket at 11:47 a.m. EDT, Monday, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cargo spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock with the s

digitalhealthinitiative jun05 The World Health Organization (WHO) and European Commission on Monday announced the launch of a landmark digital health partnership to strengthen global health security. In June 2023, WHO will take up the European Union (EU) system of digital COVID-19 certification to establish a global system that will help facilitate global mobility and protect citizens across the world from on-going and futu

northkorea jun02 U.S. and South Korean authorities have warned about the social engineering and hacking threats posed by the North Korean state-backed hacker group Kimsuky. Thursday, the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency together with partners from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Police Agency, and National Intelligence Service jointly released a Cybersecurity Advisory.

ussenate jun02 The U.S. Senate passed with bipartisan support a bill to suspend the United States' debt limit through January 1, 2025 and avert what would have been a first-ever default ahead of June 5 deadline given by the Treasury Department. The Upper House passed the bill with a 63-36 vote. The Bill needed the support of 60 senators in the 100-member chamber where the ruling Democrats only have narrow maj

ukrainewar jun1 The United States has announced an additional security assistance package worth up to $300 million that contains key capabilities to arm Ukraine against Russian airstrikes targeting critical infrastructure across the country. This will be the 39th drawdown of equipment from the Department of Defense inventories using presidential drawdown authorities.

vehicles jun01 The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require automatic emergency braking and pedestrian AEB systems on passenger cars and light trucks. The proposed rule is expected to dramatically reduce crashes associated with pedestrians and rear-end crashes. NHTSA projects that if finalized, this p

ushouseofrepresentatives jun01 The House of Representatives passed with overwhelming majority a bill to suspend the United States' debt limit through January 1, 2025. The Bill needs to be passed by the Senate to avert a first-ever default ahead of June 5 deadline given by the Treasury Department. The debt ceiling is a spending limit stipulated by Congress which determines how much money the government can borrow. If the deb

rishisunakbiden may31 UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will pay an Official Working Visit to the White House on June 8. Announcing this, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Sunak's visit is aimed at further deepening the close and historic partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom. Building on their recent engagements, the two leaders will review a range of global issues, including

airnewzealand may31 Air New Zealand has been named the airline of the year by Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency AirlineRatings.com. Air New Zealand is adjudged the best in the industry for the seventh time since 2013 for its multi-award-winning in-flight innovations such as the SkyNest economy beds, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff. The Auckland-based

medicationguide may31 To provide patients with accurate and timely information to help them take their prescription medications safely and effectively, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new, easy-to-read Medication Guide called Patient Medication Information. The Patient Medication Information is for prescription drugs and certain biological products used on an outpatient basis, as well as for blood

spysatellitelaunch may31 North Korea's attempted launch of a military monitoring space satellite has failed on Wednesday. The reclusive Communist nation' first space satellite crashed into the sea due to technical error of the second stage of the rocket, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "The new satellite vehicle rocket, Chollima-1, crashed into the West Sea as it lost propulsion due to an abnormal startu

gobierno pedro 052923 Spain will elect a new parliament in July as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced snap polls. The surprise move follows major setbacks for the ruling Socialist party in regional and local elections. In an address to the nation, Sanchez said he had recommended to King Felipe VI that the elections may be held on July 23. His decision is subject to approval by the an extraordinary cabinet m

tayyiperdogan may29 Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected Turkey's President in the run-off. In the second round of voting held on Sunday, Erdogan secured 52. 14 percent of the votes. His main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People's Party, could win only 47.86 percent of votes, according to Turkey's Supreme Election Council. Turkey's presidential election headed to a runoff as neither of the main c

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