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ukrainewar aug10 The U.S. State Department has pledged $89 million of FY 2022 funding to help the Government of Ukraine address the urgent humanitarian challenges posed by explosive remnants of arms and ammunitions created by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The five months old war has littered massive swaths of the country with landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices. The grotesque

swedenfinlandnato aug10 The United States has become the 23rd ally to approve Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bid after President Joe Biden signed the U.S. Instruments of Ratifications of the two countries' Accession Protocols to the defense alliance. The Senate had overwhelmingly endorsed the NATO Accession Protocols last week.

chipsscienceactlow aug10 President Joe Biden has signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law. This will enable investment of $280 billion in domestic semiconductor manufacturing sector and science and technology innovation. Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, which will further boost U.S. manufacturing sector and global competitiveness, was approved by the Congress with b

trumpfbi aug9 Former President Donald Trump said that FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and broke open a safe. "These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents," he said in a statement Monday. Trump, who was reportedly in New Jersey at the time the search, called

senatevote aug08 The Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in an effort to help address inflation, lower the cost of health care, combat the climate crisis and ensure that the biggest corporations and the wealthiest few pay their fair share of taxes.

brittneygriner aug05 Russia says it is ready to discuss the release of Americans detained in that country in a prisoner exchange deal through a diplomatic channel agreed upon by both countries. "On the matter of persons who are convicted in Russia and in the United States ... there is a specified channel that has been agreed upon by [Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden], and no matter what any

swedenfinland aug04 The Senate has overwhelmingly endorsed the NATO Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland. The upper chamber of the U.S. Congress voted 95 to 1 in favor of the accession protocols on Wednesday. This marks the United States' first step in giving its approval to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership bid.

chinafiresmissiles aug4 China fired several ballistic missiles into waters around northeastern and southwestern Taiwan within hours of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaving the island nation. The Chinese military's Eastern Theater Command said the Dongfeng ballistic missiles hit their target accurately Thursday. "The entire live-fire training mission has been successfully completed and the relevant air and sea area c

ukrainedefense aug02 The United States announced an additional $550 million security assistance package to bolster Ukraine's arms and ammunition in the fight against Russian invasion. "Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our seventeenth drawdown since August 2021 of up to USD 550 million in arms and equipment from US Department of Defense (DoD) inventories for Ukraine's self-def

biden russia 080122 President Joe Biden has called on Russia to demonstrate that it is ready to resume work on nuclear arms control with the United States. Biden made this call in a statement issued ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons New York will host the Review Conference to be held from Monday to August 26. The Conference was postponed from 2020 due to

sergeylavrovantonyblinken july29 Russia said Foreign Minister level talks proposed by the State Department to discuss a substantial offer by the Biden administration to secure the release of two Americans who have been detained in Russia will be considered when time permits. At a news conference Wednesday, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that in the coming days, he expects to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei

chipsact july29 The House of Representatives passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 with bipartisan support, paving the way for President Joe Biden to sign the Bill into law. Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, which will further boost U.S. manufacturing sector and global competitiveness, was approved by 243-to-187 votes. The Bill received the support of 24 House Rep

paulwhelanbrittneygriner july28 The Biden administration says it has made a "substantial offer" to secure the release of two Americans who have been detained by Russia. CNN reported that Washington has offered to release convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout in exchange for Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner, but the White House and the Department of State refused to reveal details of the proposed deal. Dubbed the merchan

eurussiagassupply july26 European Union energy chief has lashed out at Russia's decision to further reduce Europe-bound natural gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline saying that it is a politically motivated step. "There is no technical reason to do so. This is a politically motivated step, and we have to be ready for that," European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with EU

biden covid2 072522 President Joe Biden's Covid symptoms "continue to improve significantly," according to the President's physician. Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday morning, and completed his fourth full day of treatment with the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Dr.Kevin O'Connor, the White House physician who treats Biden, said in a letter Sunday that his predominant symptom is only a sore throat. "This i

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