Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid and discussions of future assistance.FILE PHOTO: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, political chief of Afghanistan’s Taliban,… Continue reading Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

Food stamp aid will rise a record amount.

All 42 million Americans who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits rise, the largest permanent increase in the program’s history, the Biden administration plans to announce on Monday. Under rules to be put in place in October, average benefits will rise by more than 25 percent from prepandemic levels. The move does not… Continue reading Food stamp aid will rise a record amount.

Foreign aid cut: Government bid to avoid Conservative rebellion ‘coming apart at the seams’, says ex-minister Andrew Mitchell

A Conservative ringleader has told Sky News the government’s attempt to avoid a Tory rebellion on foreign aid cuts is “coming apart at the seams” ahead of a crunch vote in the House of Commons. Later on Tuesday, MPs will vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision – in the face of the government’s huge… Continue reading Foreign aid cut: Government bid to avoid Conservative rebellion ‘coming apart at the seams’, says ex-minister Andrew Mitchell

UK to replace EU state aid rules on business bailouts and support

Ministers say post-Brexit subsidy system will help boost jobs and economy First published on Wed 30 Jun 2021 07.15 EDT The UK government has announced new laws to replace EU rules on taxpayer-funded bailouts and business support, launching a subsidy system ministers say will help boost jobs and the economy. In one of the most… Continue reading UK to replace EU state aid rules on business bailouts and support

More jobless getting aid than in past even as cutoffs loom

‘Time to end’ federal unemployment programs that incentivize people not to work: Oklahoma governor Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on his state opting out of federal unemployment benefits and banning the teaching of critical race theory. Far more Americans are receiving unemployment benefits than the last time the jobless rate was at the current 6.1%, thanks… Continue reading More jobless getting aid than in past even as cutoffs loom

Foreign aid cuts: UK charities accuse government of delivering ‘tragic blow’ to world’s poorest

Two hundred of the UK’s charities and aid organisations have accused the government of delivering a “tragic blow” to the world’s most marginalised people following confirmation of foreign aid cuts. In a joint statement, groups including Save the Children, Oxfam, ONE, Christian Aid, Care International and The HALO Trust have criticised the government’s action in… Continue reading Foreign aid cuts: UK charities accuse government of delivering ‘tragic blow’ to world’s poorest

Unemployment aid not reaching millions of out-of-work Americans, new study suggests

Too much stimulus will lead to inflation: Brian Brenberg The King’s College in Manhattan Business Professor Brian Brenberg weighs in on policy under the Biden administration so far, the upcoming coronavirus stimulus package and school closures. Congressional Democrats are trying to fast-track a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief proposal that would extend the existing supplemental unemployment benefits,… Continue reading Unemployment aid not reaching millions of out-of-work Americans, new study suggests

UK cuts overseas aid amid worst recession in over 300 years

Fox News Flash top headlines for November 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. LONDON – The British government faced fury Wednesday over its decision to ditch its long-standing target for overseas aid to finance other spending priorities in the wake of what it described as the deepest… Continue reading UK cuts overseas aid amid worst recession in over 300 years

Foreign donors pledge $12 billion over four-years for Afghanistan with tougher conditions

GENEVA (Reuters) – Foreign donors pledged a projected $12 billion in civilian aid to Afghanistan over the next four years at a key donor conference on Tuesday but many made it conditional on protecting human rights and maintaining progress during peace talks underway with the Taliban.FILE PHOTO: An Afghan girl receives free bread distributed by… Continue reading Foreign donors pledge $12 billion over four-years for Afghanistan with tougher conditions

Trump's payments to farmers hit all-time high ahead of election

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is assuring a bumper year for farmers as the Nov. 3 election approaches, with record government subsidies projected to make up more than a third of farm income in 2020.A sign reading “I Farm, I Vote” stands in farmer Roger Hadley’s front yard, as wind turbines rotate in… Continue reading Trump's payments to farmers hit all-time high ahead of election

White House COVID-19 aid offer is panned by Pelosi, Senate GOP

WASHINGTON — A new White House coronavirus aid offer got bad reviews from both ends of the political spectrum on Saturday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected the most generous Trump administration plan to date as “one step forward, two steps back.” The Republicans who control the Senate dismissed it as too expensive and a… Continue reading White House COVID-19 aid offer is panned by Pelosi, Senate GOP

Dozens of women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

Beni, DRC: More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation and leading charities of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation has found. In interviews, 51 women — many of whose accounts were backed up… Continue reading Dozens of women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

Last-ditch virus aid talks; Trump team heads back to Capitol

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders launched a last-ditch effort to revive collapsing Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money, summoning Trump administration negotiators to the Capitol on Friday in hopes of generating progress. Both sides said the future of the negotiations was uncertain after a combative meeting on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was… Continue reading Last-ditch virus aid talks; Trump team heads back to Capitol

Yemen pledging drive hopes to raise $2.4 billion to save aid ops as virus spreads

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4 billion as funding shortages imperil the world’s biggest aid operation. The conflict between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthi group has left 80% of Yemen’s population reliant on aid. The country… Continue reading Yemen pledging drive hopes to raise $2.4 billion to save aid ops as virus spreads

U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to countries in Latin America, Asia: Trump

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America – Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras – as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic has devastated countries around the world. Trump wrote on Twitter that the United States will send Ecuador ventilators… Continue reading U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to countries in Latin America, Asia: Trump

100 Taliban fighters to be released from Afghan jails Thursday

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan government will release 100 Taliban prisoners from jails on Thursday, said a senior security official, adding that in exchange the Taliban will release 20 Afghan security members. The prisoner swap is part of confidence-building measures crucial for the success of the peace deal signed between the United States and the… Continue reading 100 Taliban fighters to be released from Afghan jails Thursday

UN delivering food aid to 4.1 million in Zimbabwe, fears ‘major crisis’

GENEVA — The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought. Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, marked by soaring… Continue reading UN delivering food aid to 4.1 million in Zimbabwe, fears ‘major crisis’

Marc Thiessen: US foreign aid to Ukraine and elsewhere often comes with strings attached – a quid pro quo

Democrats pile on Trump tweet calling impeachment probe a ‘lynching’ Democrat lawmakers are calling out the president for using the word ‘lynching’ in a tweet critical of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry; John Roberts reports from the White House. It's Washington's new favorite Latin phrase: quid pro quo. On Capitol Hill, Democrats seeking to impeach the president… Continue reading Marc Thiessen: US foreign aid to Ukraine and elsewhere often comes with strings attached – a quid pro quo

U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

(Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done too little to halt a surge in migration. U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that some “targeted… Continue reading U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

Brazil WILL accept $20m aid package to help fight the Amazon wildfires

Brazil WILL accept $20m aid package to help fight the Amazon wildfires says President Bolsonaro – but only if G7 leaders leave him to spend it as he sees fit G7 leaders made the pledge after discussing the devastating wildfires this week The offer has stirred up emotions within Bolsonaro’s nationalist government This comes amid… Continue reading Brazil WILL accept $20m aid package to help fight the Amazon wildfires

FBI Seeks for QuadrigaCX Victims to Aid Ongoing Investigation | BTCMANAGER

According to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on June 3, 2019, it is conducting an ongoing investigation alongside the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section to seek victims who lost… Continue reading FBI Seeks for QuadrigaCX Victims to Aid Ongoing Investigation | BTCMANAGER

Houthi leader says drone attacks a response to spurned Yemen peace moves

DUBAI (Reuters) – A leader of Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it had resumed drone strikes deep inside Saudi Arabia this month in response to what he called the Saudi-led coalition’s spurning of “peace initiatives” by his group. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi dismissed Saudi accusations that the attacks had been carried out on the… Continue reading Houthi leader says drone attacks a response to spurned Yemen peace moves

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

Red Cross volunteers distribute first shipment of emergency supplies to desperate Venezuelans after Nicolás Maduro’s regime’s regime blocked humanitarian aid for months Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of humanitarian aid in Venezuela on Tuesday Agency was allowed to land a plane after months of fighting between Nicolás Maduro’s regime and opponents Relief aid included… Continue reading First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

How Can Blockchain Be Used to Aid Cybersecurity?

With the rapid advancement of internet-based technologies, cybersecurity is a constant cloud looming on the horizon. As the technology evolves, so too, do the cybercriminals. Their constant efforts to steal valuable data and disrupt business through DDoS attacks are increasingly sophisticated. Holding companies hostage and monetizing data through ransomware techniques is sadly par for the… Continue reading How Can Blockchain Be Used to Aid Cybersecurity?