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capitol building 110618 25nov22 A Senate antitrust panel will hold a hearing to examine the lack of competition in the ticketing industry after Ticketmaster's problems in managing the sale of Taylor Swift tickets.

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

ukrainefightrussia nov24 The United States announced an additional $400 million security assistance package to help Ukraine counter urgent threats from the Russian onslaught. The latest U.S. package from the Department of Defense includes additional munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and 150 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems.Other

northkoreasicbmllaunch nov18 Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday convened an emergency meeting of Indo-Pacific leaders after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. The missile is capable of reaching U.S. mainland, according to Japan.

nancypelosi nove18 Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she is stepping down from her Democratic Party leadership in the House of Representatives after two decades. The 82-year-old powerful Democratic leader said she will continue to represent her California district in the House. Addressing the House Democratic Caucus from the House Chambers, Pelosi said, "I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in

blackseagrain 111722 A UN-brokered deal to ensure the security of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea has been extended. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday confirmed that all parties had agreed to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative for another 120 days. "I welcome the agreement by all parties to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative to facilitate the safe navigation of export of grain,

capitol building 111722 President Joe Biden said he is ready to work with Republicans after the GOP regained the House majority in the midterm elections. In a statement congratulating Kevin McCarthy on Republicans' victory, Biden said, "I am ready to work with House Republicans to deliver results for working families."

trump nov16 Former President Donald Trump has announced that he will seek a Republican nomination to run for the 2024 US presidential election. Addressing supporters in an hour-long speech at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago Tuesday night, the 76-year-old leader declared, "In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States." He promised

missilehittingpoland nove16 Two people were killed in a missile attack that hit a village in the eastern part of Poland near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday. Polish President Andrzej Duda said it was a "Russian-made missile," but declined to confirm the source of its origin. NATO and G7 Leaders, who have been attending the G20 Summit in Bali, convened an emergency meeting on its sidelines Wednesday to discuss the explo

iranprotesteu nov15 The European Union and the United Kingdom have imposed additional sanctions against 29 Iranian individuals and three entities involved in the violent crackdown on protestors. 341 demonstrators were killed and hundreds of others were arrested in nationwide protests in response to the death of Iranian university student Mahsa Amini while she was in custody of the Islamist nation's moral police.

ukrainewarreparations nov15 The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution that calls for Russia to pay war reparations to Ukraine, as ambassadors met to resume their emergency special session devoted to the conflict. Monday, nearly 50 nations co-sponsored the resolution on establishing an international mechanism for compensation for damage, loss and injury, as well as a register to document evidence and claims. Ninety

katiehobbs nov15 In yet another setback for the Republicans in the U.S. mid-term elections, Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs has won the Arizona gubernatorial race. Multiple US media outlets have projected that Hobbs is set to defeat her GOP rival Kari Lake. With 97 percent of the votes counted, it was clear that Hobbs has secured an unassailable lead over Lake, reports say. In her victory speech, Hobbs said th

bidenxijinping nov11 14nov22 President Joe Biden said his administration is ready to work with Beijing in playing key roles in addressing global challenges, ranging from climate changes to food insecurity. "As the leaders of our two nations, we share a responsibility, in my view, to show that China and the United States can manage our differences, prevent competition from becoming anything ever near conflict, and to find way

natasapircmusar nov14 Natasa Pirc Musar, a human rights lawyer and a former TV presenter, was elected as Slovenia's first female president. Musar, 54, defeated former foreign minister and conservative leader Anze Logar in the second round of presidential election. With vote counting nearly over, Musar won 54 percent of the votes, while her rival won 46 percent, according to Election Commission. The election was exte

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