White House Approves Over $1 Billion in Military Aid to Egypt Despite Human Rights Abuses

White House Approves Over $1 Billion in Military Aid to Egypt Despite Human Rights Abuses

The White House on Wednesday announced it would send over $1 billion in security assistance to Egypt. The Joe Biden administration approved the aid as several top Democratic lawmakers pushed to reduce security assistance for Egypt by $300 million. While Egyptian military dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's government is creditably accused of severe human rights abuses, Cairo is the third-largest recipient of US aid.  Washington sends military aid to Egypt to bribe the government in Cairo to adopt policies favorable towards Tel Aviv. Egypt’s tight control over a key border crossing in the heavily...

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Ukraine Asks Europe for More Weapons, Offers Gas to Curb Rising Prices

Ukraine Asks Europe for More Weapons, Offers Gas to Curb Rising Prices

On Monday, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with European leaders to request more weapons and suggest Kiev could help bring down gas prices. European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell pledged the bloc would continue to support Ukraine no matter what.  Shmyhal made the proposal while attending the EU-Ukraine Association Council summit in Brussels. "We need more modern weapons, such as air defense, missile defense and ship defense," he said. Shmyhal additionally requested aircraft and armored vehicles.  The government in Kiev has relied on America and its European partners to...

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America Imported Over $6 Billion in Goods From Russia Since Ukraine Invasion

America Imported Over $6 Billion in Goods From Russia Since Ukraine Invasion

In response to Russia's attack on Ukraine, US President Joe Biden vowed to isolate and “cripple” the Russian economy. However, Moscow has been able to maintain its economic strength, in part by exporting over $1 billion per month in wood, metals, food and other goods to the US.  More than 3,600 ships from Russia have arrived at US ports since February 24, according to statistics cited by the Associated Press. While that is nearly half of the shipments over the same period compared to last year, it still amounts to over $6 billion in imports.  The number of Russian products entering US ports...

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Dennis Rodman: I’m Going to Russia to ‘Help That Girl’

Dennis Rodman: I’m Going to Russia to ‘Help That Girl’

In an interview with NBC News, former NBA champion Dennis Rodman says he got “permission” to travel to Russia to seek the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner. Rodman previously used his relationship with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to help secure the release of Kenneth Bae. Rodman indicated that he could make the trip as early as this week. He did not say who gave him permission to travel to Russia. Rodman would not technically need authorization from the White House to travel to Russia, but Moscow would need to provide him a visa to enter the country.  The State Department has...

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