Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

London CNN Business — The European Central Bank raised interest rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point on Thursday and promised more action to come as it struggles to contain the inflationary fallout of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the ensuing energy crisis. This decision will bring the reference rate of … Read more

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced trip to Ukraine

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited unannounced Ukraine Thursday – making his second visit to the country’s capital since the start of the war with Russia more than six months ago. While in Kyiv, Blinken met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and visited a children’s hospital. His trip comes as Ukraine has launched … Read more

Chicago bus: First bus carrying migrants from Texas-Mexico border arrives in Illinois, officials say

CNN — The State of Texas, which for several months has thousands of buses of newly arrived migrants at the US-Mexico border to New York and Washington, DC, has defined a new metropolitan area as destination: Chicago. Undocumented migrants on a charter bus from Texas arrived in Chicago on Wednesday evening, according to the office … Read more

Mississippi governor declares state of emergency amid massive flooding

CNN — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency On Saturday, as weather and emergency management officials now anticipate the Pearl River Ridge in Jackson on Monday – about 24 hours earlier than originally expected – after record rainfall this week. “If the forecast proves accurate, the Pearl River is expected to crest … Read more

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform at the Army War College

Washington CNN — Doug Mastriano, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, posing in a Confederate military uniform in a 2013-2014 faculty photo at the Army War College, a photo obtained by Reuters shows. Teachers at the school, where Mastriano worked at the time, were given the choice of dressing as historical figures, people familiar … Read more

Biden’s student loan relief plan will primarily help working-class and middle-class borrowers, report says

CNN — of President Joe Biden student loan debt relief plan should primarily help working-class and middle-class borrowers, according to an updated report from an influential research group. That’s a change from his earlier projection that more high-income borrowers would get basic loan forgiveness. About 75% of the profits will go to households earning $88,000 … Read more

Syria: US soldier injured after rockets hit coalition bases, US official says

Washington CNN — Several rockets were fired at coalition bases in Syria on Wednesday, wounding a US service member, according to a statement from US Central Command, in apparent response to American airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region. The rockets hit two bases in the northeast Syria which house US troops, Green Village and … Read more

‘Parvovirus Disease’ in Michigan Dogs Investigated, Dozens of Deaths Reported

CNN — Canine parvovirus has been identified as the disease that has killed dozens of dogs over the past month in the northern and central parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, state officials said Wednesday. It has killed more than 20 dogs in Otsego County alone, usually within days of showing symptoms of vomiting, bloody diarrhea, … Read more

Iran nuclear deal: US confirms sending response to EU on proposal to save deal

CNN — The United States has sent its response to the European Union on a proposal to try to save the Iran nuclear dealthe US State Department confirmed on Wednesday. “As you know, we have received Iran’s comments on the final text proposed by the EU through the EU. Our review of these comments is … Read more

Judge gives Trump until Friday to better explain why he wants special master for Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN — A federal judge in Florida has given former President Donald Trump until Friday to fine-tune his legal case. special master’s request to oversee the review of evidence collected during the search for Mar-a-Lago. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon for the Southern District of Florida ordered Trump’s lawyers to expand on why the court … Read more