The News Roundup – International
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 M-1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine for its fight against Russia. This was a U-turn by the federal government after months of saying it would not send tanks.
Some 80 percent of China’s population has supposedly contracted COVID-19, that’saccording to a prominent Chinese government scientist.For context, that’s more thanone billion people. Last weekend there were13,000 COVID deaths in less than a week,in addition to the 60,000 deaths that have been reported since December.
On Thursday, United States Africa Command said in a news release that the U.S. military had “conducted a successful counterterrorism operation in Somalia.” The raid is believed to have killed Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader along with 10 other Sudanese Islamic State associates.
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