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US Inflation Keeps With Expectation

US inflation rose about as expected in April, with markets on edge over when interest rates might start coming down.The Commerce Department reported that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index, excluding food and energy costs, increased just 0.2% for the period, in line with the Dow Jones estimate.On an annual basis, core PCE was up 2.8%, or 0.1 percentage […]

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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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US Vetoes UN Chief’s Appeal for Gaza Cease-Fire

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council Friday that two months into Israel’s war with Hamas “we are at a breaking point,” and urged them to push for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire, but the United States used its veto to prevent the council from demanding one. “The people of Gaza are looking into the abyss,” Guterres said. “The international […]

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US Running Out of Money to Fund Ukraine War, Budget Office Says

The U.S. is running out of money and time helping Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression, Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young warned in a letter to Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson and other congressional leaders. Young said in the letter that by the end of the year, the U.S. will no longer have the funds to […]

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House Passes Resolution to Block Iran’s Access To $6 Billion From Prisoner Swap 

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bipartisan measure Thursday that would block Iran from accessing the $6 billion transferred by the U.S. in a prisoner swap, a step Republicans pushed in response to the nation’s alleged role in the deadly attacks last month by Hamas on Israel. The measure — titled the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act — passed 307-119 […]

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US House Of Representatives Expels First-Term New York Republican

WASHINGTON — For only the sixth time in its history, the U.S. House of Representatives has expelled one of its members. Enough of the majority Republicans joined most of the minority Democrats on Friday morning to oust George Santos, a first-term Republican from New York. The House Ethics Committee recently issued a report finding there was substantial evidence that Santos broke […]

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Rocket Launched At US Forces In Syria; No Injuries

WASHINGTON — Iranian-backed proxies launched a rocket assault against U.S. forces in the Middle East, bringing the total number of attacks on U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq and Syria to 74 since October 17. A U.S. defense official told VOA a single rocket was launched overnight against Mission Support Site Euphrates in eastern Syria, causing no casualties or damage. U.S. […]

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U.S. Congress Approves Stopgap Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Congress has passed a temporary funding measure that will keep federal agencies operating until the new year, days before the US faced a government shutdown. The Senate passed the stopgap bill by a vote of 87-11 Wednesday night after the House passed it earlier this week. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill before Friday’s deadline. This is […]

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Israel Intensifies Attacks On Gaza As US Urges Protection Of Civilians

Israel’s military says it is intensifying its military strikes targeting Hamas militants in Gaza, with more air attacks and ground operations. Military officials Sunday said ground forces killed a number of Hamas militants as they were exiting a tunnel near the Erez crossing, which used to be the sole pedestrian passageway out of Gaza into Israel before it was destroyed […]

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Iran FM Says Tehran Does Not Want Israel-Hamas Conflict To Spread

WASHINGTON — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Sunday said Iran does not want war to “spread out” following the Oct. 7 attack by Palestinian militants of Hamas on Israel that killed at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians. Israel has since bombarded the Gaza Strip with air strikes and begun ground operations with the aim of destroying the Iran-backed Islamist group […]