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US readying new $2bn Ukraine weapons package: Report

Military aid will include longer-range weapons that could help Ukraine disrupt activity behind Russian lines.The United States is readying more than $2bn worth of military aid for Ukraine that is expected to include longer-range rockets for the first t...

Timeline: Two years since the Myanmar military coup

February 1 marks two years since the military, led by army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, seized control of Myanmar.In the past year, the generals have stepped up their efforts to wipe out all opposition to their rule. The country’s elected lead...

Russia claims village near embattled Ukrainian city of Bakhmut

Russia says it has captured a village on the northern outskirts of Bakhmut as it intensifies efforts to surround the front-line city in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region.The village of Blahodatne, which is about five kilometres (three miles) north of Ba...

US states propose Colorado River cuts, California lone holdout

Six states in the western United States that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.California — with...

UN experts urge probe into possible war crimes in Mali by Wagner

Western powers accuse the Malian military and Russian mercenaries of crimes against humanity in the fight against insecurity in the Sahel.United Nations experts on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into possible war crimes and crimes agai...

Burkina Faso says 28 soldiers, civilians killed in rebel attacks

Rebel fighters conducted separate attacks on Sunday and Monday, including 15 men killed after a minibus was stopped.At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two attacks by armed assailants in Burkina Faso, a regional go...

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF lifts global growth forecasts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its 2023 global growth outlook slightly due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict zero-COVID strategy....

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for next pandemic, Red Cross warns

The world’s largest humanitarian network says strong preparedness systems are ‘severely lacking’ despite three years of the COVID-19 pandemic.All countries remain “dangerously unprepared” for the next pandemic, the International Federation of the Red C...

Croatian president slams Western arms to Ukraine

President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticised Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans.Croatia’s president on Monday criticised Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against invading Russi...

Rio Tinto apologises as search for radioactive capsule continues

A radiation alert is in force for parts of Western Australia after a tiny capsule containing Caesium-137 was lost.Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised as the search continues for a tiny radioactive capsule that went missing while it was being taken to...

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FBI searching Biden home in Rehoboth, Delaware, in classified documents probe

U.S. Secret Service agents are seen in front of Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Del., home on Jan. 12, 2021. The FBI is conducting a planned search of President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home as part of its investigation into the potential misha...
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President Biden’s physical delayed due to travel schedule, White House says

President Biden will receive a physical examination on Feb. 16 after weeks of delays that a spokesperson attributed to a "busy and evolving travel schedule in recent weeks."Biden, the oldest president in history, is expected to announce his bid for re-...

Manchin, Cruz introduce bipartisan bill barring Biden admin from selling US oil reserves to China

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the federal government from selling American emergency oil reserves to China.The legislation — which, in addition t...

DOJ searching Biden Delaware beach home amid classified document investigation

FBI agents were sent to President Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday to conduct a search for additional classified documents, the president's attorney Bob Bauer said."Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation...

Private payroll growth slowed to 106,000 in January as weather hit hiring, ADP says

Job creation in the private sector plunged in January as weather-related issues sent workers to the sidelines, payroll processing firm ADP reported Wednesday.Companies added just 106,000 new workers for the month, down from an upwardly revised 253,000 ...