The Daily Populous

Saturday May 14th, 2022 night edition

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday blocked a Senate bill to provide nearly $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, delaying legislation that leaders from both parties sought to urgently pass.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Congress earlier this month that existing authorized aid to Ukraine would run out by May 19.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kicked off Thursday's session by stressing that lawmakers from "both sides" needed to urgently support the bill "today."

RELATED: Rand Paul goes to bat for Putin: "The countries they've attacked were part of Russia".

The House earlier this week voted 368-57 to provide Ukraine with an additional $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid.

Paul, whose amendment is likely to fail to gain the 60 votes needed to pass, rebuffed the offer.

"Again, all he will accomplish with his actions here today is to delay that aid, not to stop it," Schumer said. »

Russia to cut electricity to Finland from Saturday: Supplier

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Russia to cut electricity to Finland from Saturday: Supplier AFP.

Russia will suspend electricity supplies to Finland this weekend, a supplier said on Friday as tensions rise over Helsinki’s NATO bid following the war in Ukraine.

“RAO Nordic is not able to make payments for the imported electricity from Russia,” the statement added. »

Coffin carrying veteran journalist's body shown falling as Israeli police beat mourners with batons

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They were met with violence at the St. Joseph hospital complex by Israeli police when they tried to carry Abu Akleh's coffin, which Al Jazeera footage showed being rocked and then falling out of the hands of some of the pallbearers, as Israeli police beat them with batons.

Crowds walked behind as Abu Akleh's rose-covered coffin was carried by pallbearers and lain down to rest next to her parents' grave.

The burial was taking place a day after a memorial procession that brought thousands to the West Bank city of Ramallah. »

The invisible Ukrainian who walked 225km to safety from Mariupol

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I was dirty and covered from dust, as my house had been filled with a fog of smoke.

I walked out of the city by this motorway and at the top I turned around.

“The lady asked, ‘where have you come from?’ I said, ‘I have come from Mariupol.’ She screamed: ‘Mariupol!’” Pedin recalls with a smile. »

Grading firm Wata is facing a lawsuit for allegedly ‘manipulating the retro game market’

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A class-action lawsuit has been brought against game grading firm Wata, which plaintiffs accuse of unfair business practices and “manipulating the retro video game market”.

Every game mentioned above was graded by Wata, a company that gives games a numerical grade depending on their quality.

Although game grading companies already existed before Wata, following its inception in 2018 Wata quickly became considered the authority. »