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Gun control

By Alexander Meeks In a passionate address to the nation yesterday, President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws — including a ban on assault weapons, tougher background check laws and a higher minimum age of purchase if lawmakers cannot agree on an outright ban. His plea to lawmakers comes as many Americans remain rattledContinue reading “Gun control”

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President Biden in Asia

The Cable News Network popularly known as CNN is reporting that On his first trip to Asia since taking office, President Joe Biden said today that the United States would respond militarily if China tries to take Taiwan by force. “That’s the commitment we made,” he told reporters in Tokyo, Japan. The President’s statement caughtContinue reading “President Biden in Asia”

Servicemen of Ukrainian territorial defense inspect cars at a check-point on Kyiv outskirts, Ukraine, March 6, 2022.

A day after many of them spoke with Ukraine’s president, U.S. lawmakers are pledging to provide additional military aid to Kyiv as the government there continues to fight for its survival amid the invasion by Russia. Congress will soon approve emergency funding, putting “$10 billion into both defensive equipment for Ukraine, but also humanitarian assistanceContinue reading “Servicemen of Ukrainian territorial defense inspect cars at a check-point on Kyiv outskirts, Ukraine, March 6, 2022.”

US Halts Aid to Burkina Faso

The United States has halted nearly $160 million in U.S. aid to Burkina Faso after determining the January ouster of President Roch Kabore constituted a military coup. The decision was made in line with a U.S. law under which U.S. foreign aid – except funds to promote democracy – must be stopped to a countryContinue reading “US Halts Aid to Burkina Faso”