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Fed mulls 2023 rate hike, COVID Olympic fears, and a sea drone | Arts and Culture News

THE WEEK IN NUMBERS We gather the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can…

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Seoul courts risk after ‘no shackles’ missile development deal | Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – South Korea is now free to develop missiles of whatever payload and range it chooses after…

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No resolution on S-400 dispute during Biden-Erdoğan meeting | Joe Biden News

Turkey will take lead in securing Kabul airport after US troops depart, Biden and Erdoğan agree. President Joe Biden and…

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Chinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden order | Donald Trump News

WeChat, TikTok, other apps targeted by Trump are eligible for review by Biden’s team, sources say. US President Joe Biden’s…

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Megadrought ‘taxing’ US water reservoirs and fuelling wildfires | Climate News

A decades-long climate change-fuelled drought in the western United States is drying reservoirs and contributing to an early wildfire season,…

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Juneteenth national holiday is now US law, marks end of slavery | Black Lives Matter News

President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States…

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Cheers to that! US agrees to lift tariffs on Scotch whisky | Aviation News

Scotch single malt whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on…

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US Congress chips away at law used to justify Soleimani strike | Conflict News

House of Representatives votes to repeal the 2002 authorisation of the Iraq war as President Biden backs a review of…

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Putin praises Biden as ‘skilful, professional, across his brief’ | Politics News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Joe Biden and said Moscow is ready for further talks with Washington in comments…

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Coronavirus causes global rise in civil unrest: Report | Asia News

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global rise in civil unrest and political insecurity, according to the 15th edition of…

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South Carolina high court blocks two electric chair executions | Courts News

Inmates must have choice of death by firing squad, court rules, as US states seek alternatives to lethal injection amid…

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US Congress votes to make ‘Juneteenth’ a federal holiday | US & Canada News

Congress sends a bill to President Biden making June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the…

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El Salvador stresses to IMF that both Bitcoin, dollars accepted | Business and Economy News

The Central American country’s finance minister assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that El Salvador has no plans to abandon…

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US, Russia to enter ‘strategic stability’ dialogue: Biden | Joe Biden News

Human rights, nuclear weapons control, de-escalating conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Ukraine top Biden agenda. United States President Joe…

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The Texas Blackout

During a massive winter storm, why did the state’s power grid fail millions of Texans? All Credit

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The prospects of a post-democratic world | US & Canada

The world at large may not have noticed but as I write this article, and in fact ever since the…

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CAIR calls on Hilton hotels to drop Xinjiang project | Business and Economy News

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging Hilton hotels to drop plans to build a hotel on a site where…

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Ilhan Omar may face censure for words on Israeli war acts | Politics News

Republicans in the United States House of Representatives are looking to exploit a divide among Democrats over support for Israel…

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Trump pressed Justice Department to challenge election: Documents | Donald Trump News

Emails obtained by Congress show Trump and his team urged prosecutors to act on election fraud claims and conspiracy theories.…

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US Navy aircraft carrier USS Reagan enters South China Sea | United States News

The ship was accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey in a ‘routine mission’.…

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US House to vote to repeal Iraq war authorisation | Conflict News

Symbolic vote expected later this week as lawmakers and Joe Biden seek to revise and update legal basis for US…

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Boeing resumes donations to Republicans who contested US election | Aviation News

Beginning on May 3, Boeing gave out nearly $900,000 to political committees and candidates, including four of the 147 Republicans…

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Nearing 600,000 COVID deaths, US continues vaccination push | Coronavirus pandemic News

Across the United States, governments are loosening social distancing rules and relaxing mask mandates, and businesses are fully reopening amid…

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Remote work unwind: Goldman spearheads Wall St return to office | Banks News

It’s a short stroll from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s global headquarters to Citigroup Inc.’s, but when it comes to reopening…

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As Bitcoin tops $40,000 again, analysts eye $50,000 | Business and Economy News

Bitcoin gained as much as 4.5 percent on Monday to hit $41,020. By Vildana Hajric and Claire BallentineBloomberg After a volatile…

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In Pictures: Across US West, drought arriving dangerously early | US & Canada News

Lakes at historically low levels, unusually early forest fires, restrictions on water use and now a potentially record heatwave: even…

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‘Life and death’: Will Syria’s last UN aid delivery point close? | Food News

Beirut, Lebanon – A critical United Nations Security Council vote in July could potentially end the operational mandate for the…

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Recent cyberattacks reveal US utilities’ extreme vulnerability | Business and Economy News

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was hacked in 2018, it took a mere six hours. Early…

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Oil holds near multi-year highs as vaccine rollout pushes demand | Aviation News

Americans are becoming more comfortable meeting friends, returning to offices and attending large events, as per a survey. Oil prices…

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US and NATO: Manufacturing a new cold war? | NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is trying to find its way back to “normalcy” after four years of drama under…

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Biden reaffirms support for Tokyo Olympics to Japan’s Suga | Olympics News

White House says Biden met Suga at the sidelines of the G7 summit and affirmed his support for the Tokyo…

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US ‘gravely concerned’ ahead of elections in Ethiopia | Ethiopia News

Washington says ethnic violence and detentions of opposition figures will raise doubts about the vote’s credibility. The United States has…

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Putin: US-Russia relationship at ‘its lowest point’ in years | Joe Biden News

The Russian president, ahead of his meeting with Joe Biden, also praised former US President Donald Trump. Russian President Vladimir…

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What to expect from Biden’s first NATO summit as US president | NATO News

On Monday, 30 leaders and heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, the headquarters of…

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US policy on Israel: Go bold, Joe | Israel-Palestine conflict

Up to this point, United States President Joe Biden has confounded his critics from the left, piloting a domestic agenda…

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Trump admin seized data from two Democratic legislators: Report | Donald Trump News

Prosecutors in the Justice Department seized data from Apple on two Democratic lawmakers, according to NY Times. Prosecutors in the…

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