The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
Kyiv said personal sanctions are not enough to punish Russia for staging sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine.
Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.
The agency has approved EV charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Legislation to set up the anti-corruption watchdog is set to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday.
Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors to explain the "hostile" and "interventionist" stances of the media's coverage of Mahsa Amini's death
Harris and Kishida stressed the importance of peace and stability in the contested waterway that China claims sovereignty over.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine's successes so far are not just limited to the recapturing of Lyman in Donetsk.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the government must control immigration in a way that also works for the country.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.
The Austrian foreign ministry said the referendums in occupied territories are illegitimate and will not be recognized along with Russia's annexation.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.
Afghanistan signs new electricity agreement with Tajikistan
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has sent the wartorn country into a crisis not only on a humanitarian scale but also in an economic one. In an effort to prevent the country from entering a power crisis as well, Afghanistan has signed a new agreement with Tajikistan’s electric company.
Afghanistan has signed a new agreement with Tajikistan’s Tajik Electricity company for an extension of the import of electricity for 2022. The agreement comes as Afghanistan is facing a wide range of challenges since the insurgent group took control of the country in August. Power shortages have become a problem in Afghanistan for the past several months, with reports stating that Afghanistan requires 850 megawatts of power per year.
“Hafiz Mohammad Amin, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and his accompanying delegation have signed a contract of importing electricity with Tajik Electricity company for the year of 2022 during an official visit to Tajikistan,” the company said in a statement.
According to DABS officials, Afghanistan gets 230 megawatts of electricity from domestic sources. 620 megawatts of electricity are imported from neighboring countries such as Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The agreement was a result of two days of negotiations between both parties. They also signed the agreement of July 2021 to December 2021 that was previously suspended due to political developments.
With the Taliban in charge of Afghanistan, the international community has shown reluctance to work with the insurgent group, more so acknowledging the group as its new government leaders. Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai recently urged the international community to start directly engaging with the Taliban in order to prevent Afghanistan from entering a humanitarian crisis.
In an interview with Becky Anderson of CNN, Karzai explained that the international community needs to put its mistrust of the insurgent group aside and work towards getting aid to Afghans who are at risk of starvation.
Karzai was also pressed on how the international community can trust a group that has committed atrocities such as extrajudicial killings and executions during its hardline rule in the 1990s, the former Afghan leader said that the issue has become an “unfortunate part of our lives” and that both sides have committed the same actions.
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