The Countries Pausing Funding to UNWRA: Full List – US 247 News

[ad_1] Several countries said over the weekend that they would suspend funding for the United Nations agency that provides food, water and other essential services for Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. The announcements came after Israel accused a dozen employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, of participating in the … Read more

Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Leave ECOWAS – US 247 News

[ad_1] Soldiers who seized power in three West African nations announced on Sunday that they would pull their countries out of their regional economic bloc. Military juntas in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso said they were withdrawing from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, because of sanctions the group imposed in response … Read more

Ukraine Accuses Defense Company of Embezzling $40 Million – US 247 News

[ad_1] Ukraine’s intelligence agency said it had exposed a defense company’s $40 million embezzlement scheme, money that had been intended to procure mortar rounds, as the government sought to underline its commitment to fighting corruption at a time when U.S. military aid has stalled. Officials at the defense company, Lviv Arsenal, attempted to siphon off … Read more

Protesters at the Louvre Hurl Soup at the Mona Lisa – US 247 News

[ad_1] Two protesters from an environmental group hurled pumpkin-colored soup on the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum in Paris on Sunday, splashing the bulletproof glass that protects the most famous painting in the world, but not apparently damaging the work itself. As the customary crowd around the 16th-century painting by Leonardo da Vinci gasped … Read more