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As Republicans push back on aid for vaccines, congressional Democrats point fingers over the next steps.

New York Times
Lawmakers and the White House thought they had a deal in March to offset the spending, in part by clawing money back from the states. But governors in both parties balked, as did some House Democrats, and the deal collapsed. At the White House, Mr. Biden warned that the administration......

Millions face hunger in South Sudan as Ukraine war hinders aid

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Millions face hunger in South Sudan as Ukraine war hinders aid – CBS News Watch CBS News South Sudan’s food crisis caused by unprecedented flooding has been made exponentially worse by the war in Ukraine. The World Food Program......

Taliban appeal for more aid after deadly Afghanistan earthquake

Reuters
KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Vital medical supplies reached hospitals on Saturday in the remote area of Afghanistan hit by an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, as the country’s Taliban government appealed for more international aid. Authorities have called off the search for survivors in the......

Johnny Depp’s Attorney Camille Vasquez Jumps to Aid in Medical Emergency on Plane

Johnny Depp‘s attorney Camille Vasquez helped another guy out of a jam … she’s being hailed as “wonder woman” for tending to a man suffering a medical emergency at 40,000 feet. Folks on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York this week tell us Camille rushed to......

The White House Covid czar says he’s still optimistic about more aid, despite recent Republican objections.

New York Times
President Biden’s coronavirus response coordinator said Thursday that he remained optimistic that Congress would approve billions of dollars in new emergency aid to fight Covid, even as Republicans on Capitol Hill have made clear the aid package is all but dead. “I’m an eternal optimist,” the coordinator, Dr. Ashish K.......

EXCLUSIVE Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

Reuters
KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade......

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: WeWork, Snowflake, United Airlines, Rite Aid and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here General view of WeWork Weihai Road flagship is seen on April 12, 2018 in Shanghai, China. World’s leading co-working space company WeWork will acquire China-based rival naked Hub for 400 million U.S. dollars. (Photo by Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via......

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Reuters
Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to......

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise

Reuters
KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble,......

Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv, at least 15 killed

Reuters
Ukraine says Russians hitting Kharkiv as they did Mariupol Fire breaks out at oil refinery inside Russia Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union KYIV/KHARKIV, June 22 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15......

Dartmouth to eliminate student loan requirements in financial aid packages for undergraduate students

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Dartmouth is removing all federal and institutional loan requirements from its undergraduate financial aid awards, replacing them with expanded scholarship grants instead, the school’s president announced Monday. The school said in a statement that the new policy will provide financial relief......

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Reuters
June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds from the auction, which......

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Reuters
Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each......

Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

Reuters
EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders......

Monsoon floods kill 42 people, millions stranded in Bangladesh, India

Reuters
DHAKA/ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighbouring Indian state......

Millions stranded as floods ravage parts of Bangladesh, India, more rain forecast

Reuters
DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, June 18 (Reuters) – Monsoon rains caused widespread flooding in northeastern Bangladesh and India, stranding nearly 6 million people, authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen. The flooding in Bangladesh, described by a government expert as potentially the country’s worst since 2004, was exacerbated by the......

Top Republican senators accuse the White House of dissembling on Covid aid amid pleas for more funds.

New York Times
The Republican senator who had been leading negotiations with the White House over new pandemic relief funding accused the Biden administration on Thursday of giving him “patently false” information when it said it was out of money to buy more coronavirus vaccines and treatments, in a tense exchange that appeared......

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