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U.S. Strikes Houthi Missiles In Yemen 

The U.S. military said it carried out a “self-defense” strike late Sunday against cruise missiles in an area of Yemen controlled by Houthi militants. U.S. Central Command said the strike hit four anti-ship missiles that were being readied to launch at ships in the Red Sea. A CENTCOM statement said the missiles “presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships […]

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IMF Sounds Warning In Sudden Fall In Interest Rate

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning against a sudden reduction in interest rates in various countries. IMF Chief Economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas says while inflation is easing, central banks around the world must critically assess the state of affairs.  “Monetary tightening worked through two additional channels. First, the rapid pace of tightening convinced people and companies that high inflation would […]

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Iran Executes Four Convicted Of Israeli Bomb Plot

The defendants were accused of plotting a bomb attack on a factory making military equipment. Iran has executed four men it says were linked to an Israeli intelligence operation. The death sentences were carried out on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected appeals, according to Iranian state media. The quartet was accused of planning a bomb attack ordered by Israel’s […]

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Austria Latest To Suspend Funding For Palestinian Aid, Despite UN Chief Urging Resumption Of Support

Austria on Monday became the latest country to suspend additional funding for the U.N.’s Palestinian relief agency, a day after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to resume funding to help displaced people in Gaza who are desperately in need of assistance. Austria’s foreign ministry issued a statement calling on the agency, known as UNRWA, and the United Nations to […]

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3 US Troops Killed, 34 Wounded In Drone Attack In Jordan

Three U.S. troops were killed and at least another 34 wounded Saturday night in a drone attack on their living quarters in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, the U.S. Central Command reported. These are believed to be the first American military deaths from hostile fire during the nearly four-month-long war between Israel and Hamas militants. U.S. President Joe Biden […]

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Why Biden Won’t Be On The ballot In New Hampshire 

All eyes are on Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary — but President Biden won’t be on the Granite State’s Democratic ballot, even as he runs for a second term in 2024.  His absence comes amid controversy between state and national Democrats over New Hampshire’s place in the party’s presidential nominating calendar, driven by a national Democratic desire to diversify the early voting […]

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‘Let’s Talk About It’: EU’s Borrell Presses Israel On Two-State Solution

EU foreign policy chief says Israel’s plan to destroy Hamas in Gaza is not working as bloc’s foreign ministers meet. The European Union’s foreign policy chief has insisted on a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict, saying Israel’s plan to destroy the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza is not working. Ahead of talks with Israeli and Palestinian top diplomats, Josep […]

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Netanyahu Rejects Hamas’ Call to End Gaza War

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal Sunday by Hamas militants to end the war in Gaza that now is in its fourth month. “In exchange for the release of our hostages,” the Israeli leader said in a statement, “Hamas demands the end of the war, the withdrawal of our forces from Gaza, the release of all the murderers […]

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Oxfam — Trillionaire In The Making By 2034

Anti-poverty organization Oxfam International said recently that the world could have its first trillionaire within a decade. Oxfam has been trying for years to highlight the growing disparities between the super-rich and the bulk of the global population during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. The group said the fortunes of the five richest men – Tesla CEO Elon Musk, […]

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IDB — Public Debt Nosedive In The Caribbean

A new report from the Inter-American Development Bank says public debt load in the Caribbean has fallen sharply to near pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and it is urging regional governments to continue on the path of prudent debt management given uncertain global risks. The publication reveals that the average debt to gross domestic product ratio rose from 75 percent in 2019 […]