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Friday June 24th, 2022 evening edition

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The Taliban asked the US to unfreeze assets to help them respond to a major earthquake.

At least 1,000 people died when a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the southern city of Khost on Tuesday.

The US froze $9.5 billion when the Taliban took over, and is still holding around $2 billion.

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The Taliban renewed its pleas for the US to release assets frozen in American banks, this time citing the need to respond to a devastating earthquake.

The same day, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Iran's Sahar TV that the US must unfreeze the funds to boost the disaster response.

Since the assets were frozen, Taliban officials have tried to change Biden's mind by both trying to flatter the US and also by accusing it of stealing. »

EU grants Ukraine candidate status, 'beginning a long journey together'

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BRUSSELS, June 23 (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday granted Ukraine the coveted status of official candidate to join their 27-nation club, a bold geopolitical step hailed by Kyiv and the EU itself as a "historic moment".

Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted Kyiv to formally apply for candidate status, and the EU to fast-track its approval.

Behind the triumphant rhetoric on granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status, there is concern within the EU about how the bloc can remain coherent as it continues to enlarge. »

'Smoking gun': Former AG Eric Holder said a note where Trump told DOJ 'just say the election was corrupt' is proof of a crime

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He pointed to a note from Donald Trump pressuring a DOJ official to undermine the 2020 election.

Holder, who served as Barack Obama's attorney general, said a note from Trump pressuring the Department of Justice to intervene in the 2020 election was proof of a crime.

In the note, Donaghue said Trump told officials to "just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.". »

Car Bomb Kills Russia-Installed Official in Occupied Ukraine

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A Russian-appointed official in southern Ukraine’s occupied city of Kherson was killed in an apparent car bomb attack, local authorities reported Friday.

Savluchenko's death marks the first confirmed death of a pro-Russian official in an attack in occupied Ukraine.

The Interfax news agency had earlier reported that the Moscow-installed official died in an explosion after a bomb was planted in his car. »

Cuphead Still Has Undiscovered Easter Eggs – And the DLC is Full Of Them As Well

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According to Cuphead co-creator Maja Moldenhauer, the original Cuphead game still has undiscovered Easter eggs.

During the interview, Moldenhauer spontaneously asks if we had the chance to play Street Fighter 6.

To some, Moldenhauer’s interest might come as no surprise: One of Cuphead's boss battles is known for its references to the Street Fighter series. »