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Senate votes to pass $40 billion aid package for Ukraine

CNN – The Senate on Thursday voted to pass a bill about $40 billion to send aid to Ukraine as the country struggles against Russia. Brutal and unprovoked attacks. the scale passed the house earlier this month and will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The end result in the … Read more

Society concerned about gap in mental health services | News

CITY TRAVEL – A shock wave hit Grand Traverse County two weeks ago when county commissioners voted to end the relationship with the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority. Customers worry about disruption to services and employees worry about their jobs and their customers. Justin Reed, of Traverse City, is a recipient of services and … Read more

The body camera of the captive medic shows the horror of Mariupol

By Vasilisa Stepanenko and Laurie Hennant May 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/mariupol-medic-body-camera-036cf9f28180e9525760d68bddbe4ee4 KHARKIV, Ukraine (AFP) – A famous Ukrainian doctor recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no larger than a miniature, smuggled into the world in a tampon. It is now in the hands of Russia, at a time when Mariupol itself was … Read more

Biden is turning his attention back to Asia after months of focusing on Russia’s war in Ukraine

Biden’s discontinuation of two loyal US allies – South Korea and Japan – is intended to bolster partnerships at a moment of global instability. While Biden and his team have spent much of their time and resources on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, provocations from North Korea have intensified and China continues to project its … Read more

Explainer: Why is Wall Street so close to a bear market?

New York (AFP) – Bears are heading towards Wall Street. This year’s stock market slump has pushed the S&P 500 index close to what’s known as a bear market. High interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowing Chinese economy have caused investors to reconsider the prices they are willing to pay … Read more

Asian stocks follow Wall Street’s inflation-driven decline

Tokyo (AFP) – Shares in Asia fell sharply on Thursday after a broad decline on Wall Street triggered by dismal results from major retailers renewed concerns about the impact of high inflation. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng led the declines, dropping 3.1%, while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was down 2.7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article On Wednesday, the European Commission will roll out a plan under which it will take on a new defense leadership role by helping member states coordinate their increased military spending. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused drastic changes in European defense policy, pushed Sweden and Finland toward NATO … Read more

China suggests easing tech-related strictures, but don’t expect a shift in policy

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector that has wiped out billions of dollars from the value of its flagship companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be confused with policy reversal. “I think the big tech companies will have a grace period maybe for the next … Read more

Musk and Bezos agree to determine who is responsible for inflation

It’s rare to see Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos agree on things. The first is the richest man in the world, with an estimated fortune of $213 billion as of May 16, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The second is the second richest man on the planet. His fortune is estimated at $135 billion. Musk … Read more