The Daily Populous

Saturday October 15th, 2022 day edition

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The Biden administration authorized an additional $725 million dollars in security aid for Ukraine Friday, as the country recovers from Russia’s recent barrage of missile attacks on civilian targets.

The Presidential Drawdown includes “munitions, arms and equipment from US Department of Defense inventories,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Friday.

The additional assistance brings the total US military aid to Ukraine since January 2021 to more than $18 billion, Blinken said.

“The capabilities we are delivering are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield for Ukraine.”.

The announcement for additional aid follows a brutal week of deadly Russian strikes in Ukraine, including in the Kyiv region, on civilian targets.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Thursday following the NATO defense ministerial meeting, other countries have committed to aiding Ukraine as well.

Spain will provide additional air defense “Hawk systems” to Ukraine, Austin said, and, according to the Defense Department’s release, Germany recently delivered its first of four IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine. »

Herschel Walker Flashes Fake Police Badge In Georgia Debate Against Raphael Warnock

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Herschel Walker, the GOP nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, was reprimanded by a moderator for flashing a “prop” police badge in his debate Friday against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

During a response to a question about crime, Warnock criticized Walker for falsely claiming in the past that he had once worked in law enforcement.

Walker then pulled out what appeared to be a fake police badge and held it up on stage, drawing a scolding from one of the moderators. »

First female chief in Malawi, South Africa ends child marriage

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Interview Subject Chief Theresa Kachindamoto Is the first female Chief of the Dzedza district, in the central region of Malawi.

DZEDZA DISTRICT, Malawi, South Africa ꟷ A baby cried incessantly during my coronation ceremony as the first female Ngoni chief of the Dzedza district in Malawi.

Nearly two decades later, I do not regret my decision at all, especially considering I once rejected the appointment as chief. »