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Biden signs record military budget

US President Joe Biden has signed the country’s largest ever military budget into law. The $886.3 billion bill gives American troops a pay raise, but includes only a fraction of the military aid requested by Ukraine. Biden signed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Friday, after it passed …

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Record numbers of migrants entered UK by sea in 2022

More than 45,000 illegal immigrants entered the UK last year by crossing the English Channel in small boats, according to government figures released on Sunday. Britain has attempted to pay France to stop the crossings, as legal action stymied its plan to deport the migrants to Rwanda. Two boats carried …

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India explains record troop deployment near China border

Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar has announced that his country has deployed a record number of troops on the border with China in an effort to “pressure” Beijing into de-escalating tensions in the region. He noted that the move comes after China significantly ramped up its presence on the disputed …

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US fuel prices surge past record mark

US gasoline prices averaged more than $5 per gallon on Saturday, setting a new all-time high, data from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows. According to the non-profit AAA, which tracks prices at more than 60,000 gas stations across the country, the national average price for regular unleaded gas rose …

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US blames ‘global challenges’ for record inflation

The White House on Tuesday insisted that “global challenges” such as the conflict in Ukraine, and not President Joe Biden’s policies, are to blame for inflation in the US. Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insisted the economy remains strong and the government is in a “good position” to tackle the current headwinds. “What …

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Poland teases record arms deal

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Tuesday that the country will be exporting nearly $630 million worth of weapons to Ukraine. The military contract has been called the biggest Warsaw has signed in the past 30 years. “We are glad to have the opportunity to sell our weapons abroad …

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Britons facing record prices at the pump

The average price of petrol in the UK has gone above £1.70 a liter for the first time, according to the latest data revealed by the motoring organization RAC. The cost of unleaded petrol, the British term for gasoline, was reported to have reached £1.69 ($2.12) per liter on Monday, …

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Russian oil shipments hit record high

Nearly 62 million barrels of Russia’s flagship Urals crude oil, a record amount, are currently in tankers at sea, according to data from energy analytics firm Vortexa, as cited by Reuters. However, traders are reportedly struggling to find buyers for some of the cargo as EU countries fail to agree …

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