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Biden signs stopgap funding bill on brink of gov’t shutdown

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday night signed a 45-day stopgap funding bill, just a few minutes before federal government funding for this fiscal year is set to expire. In a last-minute effort to avert a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released the new bill …

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Kremlin condemns US decision to send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The United States should be held accountable for the consequences caused by the delivery of depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. The spokesman made the statement following Washington’s decision to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition for Abrams tanks, as …

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U.S. suicide deaths reach record high in 2022: CNN

New York, US | Xinhua | Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that more Americans died from suicide last year than in any other year on record. At least 49,449 lives were lost due to intentional self-harm in 2022 nearly 15 deaths for every 100,000 …

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A Coup in Niger

What It Means for Africa, U.S. and partners NEWS ANALYSIS  | THE INDEPENDENT | The July 27 morning’s coup d’etat in Niger only deepens the pattern of instability across Africa’s Sahel and damages what has been a rare process of fairly steady democracy building in the region. Niger’s democratically elected government …

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U.S. has difficulties with ending gun violence: U.S. media

New York, USA | Xinhua | Americans experience more significant shootings than any other nation in the West, and gun violence has left deep scars in the U.S. society, reported the California-based non-profit YR Media on Thursday. “In spite of these mass shootings, our government does not act. The effects of …

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UBOS trashes reports of bad blood with US government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) trashed media reports claiming bad blood between the country’s statistics body and United States Embassy in Kampala over Uganda Demographic Health Survey funding. Earlier media reports suggested that Uganda’s Demographic Health Survey would be jeopardized over the withdrawal of …

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UNESCO approves U.S. proposal to rejoin organization

Paris, France | Xinhua | The 193 member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved on Friday during an Extraordinary Session of the General Conference, the proposal submitted by the United States to rejoin the organization. After two days of discussions, 132 member states voted in …

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FIFA appoints U.S. to host 2025 Club World Cup

Zurich, Switzerland | Xinhua | World football governing body FIFA announced on Friday that its Council has appointed the United States to host the first edition of 32-team Club World Cup in 2025. “[This is] because it would allow FIFA to maximise synergies with the delivery of the FIFA World Cup …

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