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Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a UN target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi acknowledged that the war in Ukraine and the …

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Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

Russian envoy to Poland hit with red paint at war cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Poland was splattered with red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukrainepreventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the attack, saying that …

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Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election

Sinn Fein set for historic win in Northern Ireland election

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein was widely expected to become the largest group in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time, giving it the right to the post of first minister in Belfast, as vote-counting in this week’s election resumed Saturday. A Sinn Fein win would be a milestone …

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A history of Trader Joe's and Joe Coulombe, the man behind the brand

A history of Trader Joe’s and Joe Coulombe, the man behind the brand

New York CNN Business — Turns out Trader Joe was a real guy, and his shrewd instincts led him to create a counter-culture grocery empire. Joe Coulombe, a struggling convenience store owner in Los Angeles, decided in 1967 to open a grocery chain to appeal to the small but growing number of well-educated, well-traveled consumers …

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Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens more civilians were rescued Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill where Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol have been making their last stand to prevent Moscow’s complete takeover of the strategically important port city. Russian and Ukrainian officials said 50 people were evacuated from the Azovstal plant and handed …

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Starbucks accused of more than 200 labor violations in NLRB complaint

Starbucks accused of more than 200 labor violations in NLRB complaint

Starbucks workers react as they speak to the media after union vote in Buffalo, New York, December 9, 2021. Lindsay DeDario | Reuters The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo, NY, issued a complaint Friday accusing Starbucks of 29 unfair labor practice charges that included over 200 violations of the National …

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Wedding costs surge as pent-up demand, inflation force couples to cut back

Wedding costs surge as pent-up demand, inflation force couples to cut back

Nicole Brandfon and her fiance Adam Alonso are planning a wedding in Colombia, rather than Miami, because it was more affordable. Source: Nicole Brandfon Nicole Brandfon and her fiance, Adam Alonso, will hop on a plane from Florida to South America early next year for a destination wedding. The international trip wasn’t their original plan, …

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