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U.N. mulls U.S. proposal to streamline, lengthen North Korea aid exemptions

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state. FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S.......

SNP: Reneging on foreign aid spending ‘just cruel’

BBC
The chancellor was criticised by SNP Treasury spokeswoman Alison Thewliss for planning to cut foreign aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of its spending, branding it “just cruel”. And she said Rishi Sunak should apologise to three million people who are “excluded” from coronavirus support schemes. She called on Mr Sunak......

Bill Daley: Wells Fargo giving pandemic aid to

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Just days before Thanksgiving, Wells Fargo is announcing a campaign to aid small businesses and people in need. Bill Daley, a former White House chief of staff for President Barack Obama who is now vice chairman of public affairs......

Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid war, pandemic

Reuters
(Reuters) – Afghanistan faces funding cuts and tighter restrictions on vital aid from an international donor conference this week, marking further challenges for a nation torn by two decades of war and now ravaged by COVID-19. Ministers from about 70 countries and officials of humanitarian organisations, at the virtual conference......

Democrats: OMB froze World Health Organization cash with same tactic used to ‘illegally’ halt Ukraine aid

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The Trump Administration’s rampant abuse of power has jeopardized our communities, subverted our democracy, violated our laws, and now it has undermined global efforts to fight the coronavirus,” Yarmuth, Lowey and Maloney said in a joint statement. “The documents obtained......

As Fighting Rages in Ethiopia, Aid Groups Plead for Access to Refugees

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Even before fighting started in November between the Ethiopian government and powerful military forces in the country’s northern region of Tigray, the area was home to as many as 200,000 refugees and displaced people,......

Election results, vaccine news could shake up the outlook for a coronavirus stimulus package. What you need to know about the aid that may be coming

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here s Washington lawmakers have worked to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief package for months. Post-election, those talks could get shaken up by new developments on Capitol Hill. That includes the election of Democratic candidate Joe Biden......

Top Biden aid says U.S. government must approve transition this week

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) is joined by Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain (L) while he speaks with organization leaders that are responding to the Ebola crisis, while in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, November 13, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing WASHINGTON......

Germany plans 22 billion euros in COVID aid for companies in first half of 2021, sources say

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks during a news conference to present the federal government’s 2021 draft budget and its longer-term spending plans, in Berlin, Germany September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Pool/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects to pay out 22 billion euros ($26 billion) in COVID-19 relief......

Trump bans investments in companies that White House says aid China’s military

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping during the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order barring Americans from......

EasyJet says has not requested state aid after German talks report

Reuters
BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s easyJet EZJ.L said it had not made a formal request for government funding, responding to a report in business magazine Wirtschaftswoche which said that the airline was in talks with Germany about receiving state aid. FILE PHOTO: A Goldhofer pushback tractor of air services provider Swissport......

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