Biden calls Congress to pass Ukraine aid before new Covid funding

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, May 9, 2022. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden urged Congress on Monday to quickly approve a multibillion-dollar aid package for Ukraine before trying to pass a new round of Covid-19 funding, warning that US aid for … Read more

5 things to know for May 9: Ukraine, Inflation, Covid-19, Baby formula, Inmate escape

CNN — Protesters have been gathering across the US for several days to voice their opposition to the possible overturning of Roe v. Calf. And over the weekend, the situation got even more personal when dozens of demonstrators showed up at Supreme Court justices’ homes. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to … Read more

Russia-Ukraine was: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine was news

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: G7 leaders pledge to further isolate Moscow | Russia-Ukraine was news

Group of Seven leaders have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil. Leaders of the Group of Seven have committed to phasing out their countries’ dependency on Russian energy as they announced fresh sanctions as part of an “unprecedented” package of coordinated sanctions to punish Russia over … Read more

Luhansk school shelter bombing: 60 people feared dead in Russian bombing, Ukrainian official says

CNN — About 60 people are feared dead after a Russian aircraft dropped a bomb on a school in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, where civilians were sheltering on Saturday afternoon, a Ukrainian official said. Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk regional military administration, said the school building was destroyed. “The explosion happened inside the building. Rescuers … Read more

“Massive bombardments” in Ukraine as Russia blows up bridges to slow counter-offensive, officials say

Ukraine hoped to evacuate more civilians from a defeated Mariupol steel plant on Saturday as Russian forces unleased new bombardments across the country ahead of Victory Day festivities in Moscow. The Azovstal steel mill is the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the devastated port city and its fate has taken on a symbolic value … Read more

Finland, Sweden need to move now as Putin worries about Ukraine

SALZBURG, Austria — Finland and Sweden need to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) now while Russia’s Putin is focused on Ukraine, the alliance’s former chief told CNBC. the two Nordic countries have been considering joining NATO in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Becoming NATO members would represent a sharp U-turn … Read more

50 more civilians rescued from defeated steel plant in Mariupol | Russia-Ukraine was news

‘Women, children and elderly people’ evacuated from Azovstal plant amid claims Russia violated a ceasefire. Fifty more civilians, including 11 children, have been rescued from tunnels under a defeated steel plant in Mariupol where Ukrainian fighters have been making their last stand against Russian forces in the port city. The Russian Interdepartmental Humanitarian Response Centre, … Read more