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Gold scales over 2-month peak as Ukraine worries dent risk appetite

Dollar hits two-week highs Risk appetite hurt by Russia-Ukraine worries Jan 26 (Reuters) – Gold hit a more than two-month high on Tuesday as geopolitical concerns over Ukraine pushed investors toward safe havens including bullion, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meet that could offer cues on its monetary policy......

U.S. Aid for Ukraine, Passing the Omicron Peak, Sarah Palin Sues the New York Times : Up First

NPR President Biden is thinking about sending thousands of U.S. troops to Eastern Europe to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. Will the plan work or will it provoke Russian President Vladimir Putin? And cases of coronavirus are dropping rapidly in parts of the country. Why do scientists avoid saying we’re......

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tongans queued for limited money services that were restored in the Pacific island’s capital on Saturday, as the clean-up continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority, and a national emergency team had already distributed 60,000......

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Tonga airport reopens after ash on runway cleared Australian, NZ flights bring first supplies Phone contact with Tonga established after five days U.N. says 80% of Tonga’s population badly affected New Zealand ship due to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply aircraft reached......

Afghan women losing jobs fast as economy shrinks and rights curtailed

KABUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) – In a small tailoring workshop in Kabul, 29-year-old Afghan entrepreneur Sohaila Noori looks on as her dramatically reduced workforce of around 30 women sew scarves, dresses and baby clothes. A few months ago, before the hardline Islamist Taliban movement seized power in August, she employed......

Jon Stewart joins advocates in push to aid veterans exposed to toxins

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The bottom line is this: Our country exposed our veterans to poison for years, and we knew about it, and we didn’t act with urgency and appropriateness,” said Stewart, an outspoken advocate for veterans affected by toxic waste. Prior to......

Impact assessment, aid efforts underway as world responds to Tonga tsunami

New Zealand reconnaissance flight on way to Tonga Red Cross says scale of devastation could be immense UN on standby to offer support Ash clouds from eruption moving towards NZ, Australia WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Pacific nations and aid agencies began coordinating relief efforts in Tonga on Monday after......

Israel increases state aid plan for COVID-hit airlines

An Israel El Al airlines plane is seen after its landing following its inaugural flight between Tel Aviv and Nice at Nice international airport, France, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Israel’s cabinet approved additional state......

N.Korea train makes first crossing into China since border lockdown – reports

A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A North Korean cargo train pulled into a Chinese border town on......

Taliban propose joint body to coordinate distribution of foreign aid

An UNHCR worker pushes a wheelbarrow loaded with aid supplies for a displaced Afghan family outside a distribution center as a Taliban fighter secures the area on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, Jan 12......

Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 8 (Reuters) – An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu......

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