Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Mike Turner (R-OH) appeared on ABC News’s This Week on Sunday and pledged that aid for Ukraine will continue to flow unimpeded once Republicans have a majority in the House in January.Top House Republicans Call for Biden to Send Longer Range Weapons to Ukraine to Strike Crimea
[Bolot] Temirov and traditional bard singer Bolot Nazarov, who performed his anticorruption songs on the YouTube channel Temirov LIVE, were arrested in January for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, which the two men say were planted by police.
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FactCheck and open-source investigative organization Bellingcat probed Raimbek Matraimov, the controversial former deputy chief of the Customs Service, and his relatives, who are at the center of an alleged corruption scandal involving the funneling of close to a billion dollars out of Kyrgyzstan.
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Is it destructive enough to shake Washington’s trust in Zelensky? Five days after the missile strike, former Australian ambassador to Poland and Cambodia Tony Kevin claimed that “There were unmistakeable signs this week of growing Western war-weariness and irritation with Zelensky’s endless demands for more weapons and money.” Then, echoing and amplifying Thomas Friedman’s report that “privately, U.S. officials are a lot more concerned about Ukraine’s leadership than they are letting on,” Kevin added that “There is growing speculation that Zelensky’s position as leader may be weakening. Washington may be considering replacing him, but it remains very unclear how and to what end.”
While critics derided the meeting as just another propaganda spectacle for Maduro, Petro has sent a signal to opposition parties in Colombia and the international community, particularly the United States, to rethink its approach if they hope to improve relations and achieve a successful political transition in Venezuela.
Guaidó’s possible change of status occurs just as the opposition coalition establishes the rules to select the unitary candidate who will compete in the next presidential elections in 2024.So Biden can support a new interim president for Venezuela.
Still skeptical of Gustavo Petro.
President Biden is “directly” involved in contract talks in the rail industry, following Monday’s rejection of a White House-backed deal by members of SMART-TD, the largest rail union, the White House confirmed in a press briefing Tuesday.President Biden intervenes in rail talks in last-ditch effort to head off national strike
The Department of Justice in Washington has reportedly informed its Israeli counterpart that the FBI is investigating the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, six months after she was killed while covering a military raid in the northern occupied West Bank.Will FBI probe into Abu Akleh killing be a cover-up?
Last week, as expected, former President Donald Trump announced he is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2024 presidential election. The move was widely expected, and as he is prone to do, Trump made a number of questionable claims in the speech announcing his candidacy.Donald Trump’s Claims About Filling The SPR Are Not True
The Department of State maintains that foreign heads of state, such as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, cannot be sued in American civil courts.Biden Administration Urges Courts to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Mohammed bin Salman
The vice president has evoked a steady stream of face palm reactions at home and abroad in response to a series of foreign policy gaffes, from her praise for the US alliance “with the Republic of North Korea,” to her cringe-worthy “Ukraine is a country in Europe” explanation of the Ukrainian security crisis.Kamala Harris Heads to Philippines to Pick a Fight With China
The Bankman-Frieds’ family foundation in February also committed $5 million to ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, to support reporting focused on pandemic preparedness and biosecurity, including one-third of the grant delivered upfront. The funding has subsidized several staff and articles — including a high-profile story with Vanity Fair about the possibility that covid leaked from a Chinese laboratory, which frustrated some of the Bankman-Frieds’ pandemic advisers who pointed to criticism of its translations of Mandarin Chinese. ProPublica was told last week that the remaining two-thirds of the grant is being paused, a spokesperson confirmed.