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russiaukrainewar may20 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the southeastern Donbas region where the Russian attacks are focused is "completely destroyed." "There are constant strikes on the Odesa region, on the cities of central Ukraine, and the Donbas is completely destroyed," he said in a video address Thursday night. Zelensky accused Russia of a "deliberate and criminal attempt to kill as many Ukrainians as possible."

japansouthkorea may19 On Thursday, President Joe Biden will embark on a tour of South Korea and Japan. This will be his first trip as President to the Indo-Pacific. Air Force One carrying the President will depart Anchorage, Alaska, en route South Korean capital Seoul at 8:30 PM ET. "On this trip, he'll have the opportunity to reaffirm and reinforce two vital security alliances, to deepen two vibrant economic partn

whitesupremacy may18 President Joe Biden has called on all Americans to condemn white supremacy. Biden made his call while delivering a speech at Grider Community Center in Buffalo, New York, after paying respect to the victims of Saturday's shooting at a Buffalo supermarket targeting the Black community. An 18-year-old gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others at the Tops Friendly Markets store in a predomin

swedennato may17 Sweden on Tuesday took the first formal step to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with its Foreign Minister Ann Linde signing an application declaring the country's intention to join the defense alliance. This move by Stockholm marks a major shift in its decades of military neutrality, evidently influenced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "It feels very big, very serious, and it feels

ukraine apr20 16may22 Ukrainian troops who are fighting back against Russian military in the Kharkiv region, have reached the border with Russia, reports quoting the region's governor said. Troops restored a Ukrainian sign marking the border, says Oleh Sinegubov, who is the governor of Ukraine's second largest city and home to 1.4 million people. Ukrainian forces have been retaking territory in north-eastern areas in

lindafaganconfirmed may13 The Senate has confirmed Adm. Linda L. Fagan as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, paving the way for her to become the first woman to lead the Coast Guard as well as the first woman Service Chief of any U.S. military service. Nominated by President Joe Biden in April, Fagan will succeed Adm. Karl Schultz as head of the Coast Guard when he retires by the end of May. A change of command

swedenfinland 0512 Russia has warned Finland and Sweden against joining the NATO, saying there would be consequences. Finland's President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced their support for joining NATO. The Nordic country should apply to join the defense alliance "without delay," the leaders said in a joint statement Thursday. Addressing the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs

pregnancy may12 The Women's Health Protection Act, a Democrat-led legislation to codify U.S. women's reproductive rights including the right to abortion nationwide, failed to pass in the Senate after it fell short of the 60-vote threshold to avoid filibuster. All the lawmakers, except Joe Manchin, voted in party line, resulting in 49 votes in favor and 51 votes against the Bill. The Democrat Senator from West

fundingforukraine may11 The US House of Representatives passed with broad bipartisan support a bill to provide more than $40 billion in emergency funding in security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine battling Russian invasion. The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 was approved in the House by a vote of 368-57. The Senate will next take up the measure, and is likely to approve it,

ukraineaidpackage 0510 President Joe Biden claimed Congressional support for his $33 billion supplemental budget request to provide security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine battling Russian invasion. "I am pleased that, in my conversations with Congressional leaders, there appears to be strong support for the proposal I submitted, and Congress is likely to pass it in substantially the form I proposed,

putinbiden may9 The United States and G7 Partners have imposed a set of severe sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its war against Ukraine. The latest round of sanctions on the Putin regime by the West came after US President Joe Biden met virtually with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and G7 leaders on Sunday. G7 leaders assured Zelensky that they would continue to provide military and economi

russianoil may04 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the sixth package of sanctions against Russia at the European Parliament Wednesday. Speaking during a debate on the social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine, the commission president announced plan to phase out import of Russian crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the year. Whi

ukraine may03 A top American diplomat says the United States has highly credible intelligence reports that Russia will try to annex the separatist eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk later this month. Speaking at a State Department news conference Monday, the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said as the Kremlin "engineered' the creation of the so-called "peo

nancypelosi may02 U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, leading a Congressional delegation to Poland, met with the country's President Andrzej Duda on Monday, two days after meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Pelosi is the top ranking political figure in the United Satates to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. Pelosi said the visit sent "an unmistakable message to the world: that Amer

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