Zelensky lobbied for extra assist in Washington
President Volodymyr Zelensky was welcomed on the White Home yesterday as President Biden faces pushback from some Republican lawmakers in Congress who oppose offering additional help to Ukraine.
Making his second wartime go to to Washington, Zelensky additionally met with lawmakers and warned that his nation would fall to Russia if the U.S. reduce the navy and monetary assist that has helped his forces face up to the Russian onslaught.
“If we don’t get the help, we will lose the war,” Zelensky stated in a gathering with at the very least 50 senators, as recounted by the Senate majority chief, Chuck Schumer.
Zelensky got here to Washington to observe up on Biden’s request to Congress for a $24 billion package deal of navy and humanitarian funding. His go to got here at a important time: Ukraine is struggling to interrupt via Russian entrance traces in a counteroffensive earlier than the beginning of winter brings combating to a standstill.
Jake Sullivan, the nationwide safety adviser, stated that Biden would announce a brand new assist package deal for Ukraine containing “vital air protection capabilities.” Earlier within the day, Russia launched a wave of missile attacks on vitality crops and gear.
A shift: Throughout his first journey to Washington in December, Zelensky acquired a hero’s welcome. “The entire dynamic is an actual departure from the place issues had been the final time Zelensky got here to Capitol Hill,” my colleague Karoun Demirjian said. “Then he was feted, he made a joint deal with in entrance of Congress and the general public, and he was praised fairly roundly for a way good a job he did of having the ability to make his case.”
This time, Zelensky spoke to lawmakers in a closed-door assembly. Republican lawmakers requested Zelensky to handle their considerations and supply them along with his imaginative and prescient of a plan for victory.
Rupert Murdoch is retiring
Fox Information and Information Company introduced yesterday that Rupert Murdoch was retiring from their boards. His son Lachlan will turn into the only govt answerable for the worldwide media empire his father constructed from a small native newspaper concern in Australia 70 years in the past.
The announcement marked the formal finish to a profession by which Murdoch, now 92, constructed essentially the most influential media empire on the planet. With a model of right-wing populism, his firms have amassed the facility at occasions to make or break presidents and prime ministers. He constructed that empire throughout three continents, serving to to shift norms and tastes in journalism, politics and common tradition all through the English-speaking world.
Murdoch will turn into chairman emeritus of the 2 firms and proceed to supply counsel, his son stated in an announcement.
What’s subsequent: To date there isn’t a indication that Lachlan Murdoch, 52, will change the general course of Fox Information. The political and media worlds will probably be watching intently to see if his father’s retirement adjustments that.
A have a look at Sikh life in Canada
The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in Surrey, British Columbia, is a significant cultural and political heart of Canada’s giant Sikh group.
When Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian Sikh separatist, turned the temple’s chief in 2019, criticism of the Indian state went from a relative undercurrent to a significant difficulty. My colleague Norimitsu Onishi traveled to Surrey to report on the evolution of the Sikh community in Canada, the largest outside India.
Tensions between Canada and India have soared since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of killing Nijjar on its soil. India’s overseas ministry stated yesterday that it had suspended visa applications by Canadian nationals.
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What it’s prefer to be 13
My colleague Jessica Bennet adopted three ladies for a yr: Anna, London and Addi, from three U.S. states. Jessica wished to place a face to the alarming headlines about teenage girls and social media, and to know what occurs when it intersects with ladies’ self-confidence, which has been proven to drop proper round this age.
Fights escalate in group messages, emotions get harm when pictures reveal who wasn’t included in a social occasion and an offhand remark in a bunch chat about “feeling bipolar” attracts disapproval.
“It’s not as straightforward because it was once,” one lady stated. “Trigger you can’t escape social media except you delete the apps.”