Spain PM's Socialists eye power grab in Catalan vote

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists are hoping to show Catalonia has turned away from its independence fixation by winning Sunday's regional vote and defeating separatist leader Carles Puigdemont.

When the polls open at 9:00 a.m. (07:00 GMT), the wealthy northeastern region of some eight million people will vote for 135 deputies to the Catalan parliament.

Military Budget Disparity Between Ukraine and Russia Deepens Despite US Aid Package

The US Congress has finally approved a long-awaited aid package for Ukraine, totaling nearly 61 billion USD, including military assistance. The bill's passage comes as a crucial lifeline for Ukraine, although concerns persist over the country's ability to match Russia's military spending.

US Senate Greenlights $95 Billion Aid Package: Boost for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

The US Senate has overwhelmingly approved a substantial aid package totaling 95 billion USD, aimed at supporting key American allies, including Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The largest portion of the package, 61 billion USD, is earmarked for Ukraine, while Israel will receive 26 billion USD, with 9 billion USD designated for humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Bipartisan Support: US House Approves Aid Package for Ukraine and Allies

The United States House of Representatives has approved a comprehensive legislative package worth 95 billion USD, earmarking funds for Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region. Despite facing opposition from a faction within the Republican Party, the bill secured passage with significant bipartisan support, with 316 votes in favor and 94 against.