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NEWS

U.S. Announces $820 Million Military Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States announced details Friday of $820 million in additional military aid for Ukraine, including new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radar. The latest aid package is designed to help Ukraine counter Russia’s use of long-range missiles and follows calls by Ukrainian officials for Western countries to send more advanced weapons systems that can better match Moscow’s equipment. The […]

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G7 Countries Seek To Put Gold Pressure On Russia

The U.K., U.S., Canada, and Japan are seeking to punish Russia further with the ban on the imports of Russian gold. The aim is to cripple Moscow’s ability to fund the war in Ukraine. The UK PM noted that the latest move would “strike at the heart of Putin’s war machine.” According to reports, in 2021, gold exports to Russia […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Fall

Oil prices sank after U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected and China imposed new COVID-19 lockdown measures. Brent crude fell $2.12 to $120.95 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell $2.02 to $119.49 a barrel. Both benchmarks remained on track for weekly gains of 1% and 0.5% respectively. The U.S Labor Department says the annual inflation rate rose […]

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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 […]

POLITICS

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister — Lessons Learned

In an interview with CNN’s host Fareed Zakaria, Taiwan’s foreign minister said his country is studying Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion with the view of learning from it. “We try to see what we can learn from Ukraine in defending ourselves,” Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told Zakaria. “There are two things, of course,” Wu said. “The first is asymmetric […]

NEWS

Top News Headlines Around The World

Jamaican Economy Already Feeling Effects Of Russia-Ukraine War, Says Clarke Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke says the Jamaican economy is already feeling the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war. He says the Government is “closely monitoring the developments and the reaction of the market”. Read more at — Jamaica observer.com Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian Homes In West Bank Israel […]

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India’s Prime Minister Extends Invitation To U.S. Vice President To Visit India

After a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington, Mr. Modi extended an invitation to Ms. Harris for a visit to India. Ms. Harris made history when she became the first woman and first black and South Asian vice-president in the U.S. Mr. Modi congratulated Ms. Harris on her historic position and invited […]

EDUCATION

14-Year-Old Zaila Nails US Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from New Orleans, Louisiana, won on a canter the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. She became the first African American to lay claim to the trophy after spelling the word “murraya,” a type of tropical tree. To get to that final stage, she had to spell out “querimonious” and “solidungulate”. Zaila sees spelling as a […]