Ruto seeks KQ sale to strategic investor in US trip

Economy Ruto seeks KQ sale to strategic investor in US trip Thursday December 15 2022 A KQ cargo plane. FILE PHOTO | NMG President William Ruto will this week make a pitch to sell a controlling stake in national carrier Kenya Airways to US investors as a path of returning the struggling airline to profitability. … Read more

Lagging booster rates raise fears over deadly winter in nursing homes

COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are on the rise, posing a major threat to nursing home residents and staff who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Less than half of all nursing home residents and less than a quarter of staff have received a bivalent booster shot, according to federal data. As the … Read more

Biden says U.S. is “all in on Africa’s future”

Biden says U.S. is “all in on Africa’s future” – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden on Wednesday announced a series of economic and investment initiatives in a speech at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The goal is to expand free trade opportunities across the continent, while also countering Russia and China’s influence. Michelle Gavin, … Read more

WH won’t say if Biden will return 2020 donations from Sam Bankman-Fried

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t say Tuesday whether President Biden would ask his aides to return 2020 campaign contributions from accused cryptocurrency con man Sam Bankman-Fried after the Justice Department charged him with swindling investors out of at least $1.8 billion. Bankman-Fried, 30, was one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors … Read more

White House continues to defend Griner-for-Bout prisoner swap, despite criticism

White House continues to defend Griner-for-Bout prisoner swap, despite criticism – CBS News Watch CBS News WNBA star Brittney Griner is still under medical supervision in Texas, but played basketball for the first time since being released from a Russian prison. The Biden administration is defending the deal that brought her home in exchange for … Read more

Ukraine president again presses West for advanced weapons

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed Western leaders again on Monday to provide more advanced weapons to help his country in its war with Russia, and he repeated his calls for Russian forces to withdraw from occupied areas of Ukraine, suggesting Christmas as a date to retreat. During a video conference, Zelenskky told … Read more

Biden called gay marriage ‘inevitable’ and soon it’ll be law

WASHINGTON — A decade ago, then-Vice President Joe Biden shocked the political world and preempted his boss by suddenly declaring his support for gay marriage — one of the country’s most contentious issues — on national television. But not everyone was surprised. A small group had attended a private fundraiser with Biden weeks earlier in … Read more