The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 18th, 2022 day edition

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On Tuesday, May, 17, it was reported that Russia’s Foreign Ministry had sent proposals to State Duma on Russia’s withdrawal from WTO and WHO.

“Exit from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be considered among other organisations,” said Russia’s State Duma deputy speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, as reported by Russian news agency Kommersant.

According to Tolstoy, it is necessary to review the treaties, “which do not bring benefits but direct harm” to the country.

Already 14 members of the organisation have stripped Russia of the treatment given to other nations.

On March, 21, a draft law on Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO was submitted to the State Duma.

On May, 10, the WHO’s European Committee adopted a resolution proposing to close the organisation’s office in Moscow. »

Washington, feds take action to solidify insurance protections for transgender people

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“Despite our existing laws, many insurers denied coverage for certain services and forced policyholders to file multiple time-consuming appeals.

The new protections in this bill will ensure once and for all that people get the medically necessary coverage they deserve.”.

Cannot deny or limit coverage for gender-affirming treatment when it is medically necessary and prescribed by a medical professional. »

Madison Cawthorn Loses Primary After Brutal Barrage Of GOP Attacks

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Cawthorn, 26, lost his bid for reelection Tuesday, falling to state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the GOP primary in the 11th Congressional District.

Cawthorn had his fair share of controversies from the get-go, but criticism from his GOP colleagues has stepped up in recent months.

“Unfortunately, Madison Cawthorn has fallen well short of the most basic standards western North Carolina expects from their representatives,” Tillis said in late March. »

GTA 5 Passes 165 Million Sold, As Red Dead Redemption 2 Reaches 44 Million

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Take-Two also revealed a new sales number for Red Dead Redemption II; it has now sold 44 million copies, which is up from 43 million back in February.

The series has sold 67 million copies, which means 2010's Red Dead Redemption 1 shifted around 23 million copies.

Both GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 make even more money from microtransaction sales within their online modes. »

Mesa garbage trucks catching on fire due to hazardous materials in trash

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City officials said there have been six garbage truck fires in the last two months because people are throwing away hazardous materials in the trash.

“We want residents to know that hazardous materials never should go in a trash or container,” said Mariano Reyes with the City of Mesa Environmental Management and Sustainability.

Items like batteries, aerosol cans, pool chemicals and propane gas tanks should be dropped off at the Mesa Hazardous Materials Facility. »