Kamala Harris picks up takeout food in downtown DC
10 January 2021 | 10:48 am
"Our small businesses have really been hurting across the country, so we wanted to come out and just celebrate them," US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says as she and her husband Doug Emhoff pick up a takeout order from Floriana, an Italian restaurant located in downtown Washington, DC.
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Just three weeks after Russian President Putin announced a "partial military mobilization," the first soldiers are arriving on the front lines. While the government is enlisting hundreds of thousands, it doesn't seem able to meet even their most basic needs.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation says in the face of global crises, global solutions are needed more than ever to address food insecurity, especially for low-income countries.
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