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Ex-Iran President’s Daughter Charged With Propaganda, Blasphemy

TEHRAN — The daughter of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was charged with carrying out propaganda activity against the country and blasphemy in social media comments, the judiciary said Sunday. “The indictment… has been issued and referred to the court on the charges of propaganda activity against the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and blasphemy,” Tehran’s chief […]

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Biden To Award Medal Of Freedom To Biles, McCain, Giffords

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York City nurse who rolled up her sleeve on live […]

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Biden Relaunches Infrastructure Initiative

President Biden has taken a page from China’s playbook by relaunching a global infrastructure initiative. Consequently, the U.S. plans to spend $200 billion in public and private financing to boost projects in developing and middle-income countries. The President argued that creating a path for the future by investing in sustainable projects that are “grounded in our shared values,” is the […]

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President Biden Set To Run For Reelection In 2024

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that President Biden is indeed running for reelection in 2024. Fox News’ Peter Doocy posed the question to Jean-Pierre on whether Biden would run, amid concerns expressed about the president’s age, which will be 82 at the start of his second term. Jean-Pierre noted that the President had answered in the affirmative time and again […]

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Duterte Rebukes Putin For The Invasion Of Ukraine

In an AP report, outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken Russian leader Vladimir Putin to task for his country’s killing of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.” Duterte has said before that Putin is an idol and […]

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Biden Supports Sweden’s, Finland’s Bids To Join NATO

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday enthusiastically welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join the NATO security alliance — moves that would enlarge the bloc to include two of Europe’s most modern militaries and place it along Russia’s northwestern border. Speaking from the Rose Garden while flanked by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, […]

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Biden Applauds Congress For Passage Of Aid Package

U.S. President Joe Biden has applauded Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the US stands with Ukraine”. The bill, previously passed by the House of Representatives, passed in the Senate by an overwhelming 86-to-11 vote. “This package will allow us to send […]

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Eleven Republican Senators Voted No To Aid Package For Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden has commended Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the U.S. stands with Ukraine.” However, some Republicans have argued that the U.S. currently has too many domestic issues to contend with and is currently not in a position to […]

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Biden Touts Inflation Plan

U.S. President Joe Biden said that his plan is set on lowering inflation to ease the financial burden that the American people have to contend with on a daily basis. “Beyond the Fed, my inflation plan is focused on lowering the costs that families face and lowering the federal deficit,” said Biden. He noted that his administration has already “announced […]

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Putin Says Western ‘Threat’ Forced Ukraine Invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed Western nations for his invasion of Ukraine, saying Russia acted in response to “an absolutely unacceptable threat next to our borders.” But the longtime Russian leader did not announce any change in Moscow’s military campaign or declare victory, suggesting that his 10-week offensive would continue with attacks on Ukrainian strongholds in the eastern […]