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18 May 2022

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U.S. Soccer to Pay Women's and Men's Teams Equally in Milestone Agreement (85)
CHESTER, PA - APRIL 12: USA women celebrate a goal during the game between the USA Womans National Soccer team and Uzbekistan on April 12, 2022 at Subaru Park in Chester, PA. Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire-Getty Images By ANNE M. PETERSON and RONALD BLUM / AP May 18, 2022 8:31 AM EDT The U.S.
Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak banned one year for wearing pro-war 'Z' symbol (28)
Scott Gleeson USA TODAY Russian artistic gymnast Ivan Kuliak was banned from competition for one year on Tuesday by the International Gymnastics Federation for displaying a pro-war letter "Z" during a competition in March. The letter "Z" has been painted on Russian tanks and streets since the invasion of Ukraine began and has symbolized support for the war.
Watchdog Says US Troop Pullout Was Key Factor in Afghan Collapse (22)
Military and defense leaders have said that the Afghanistan collapse was built on years of missteps, as the U.S. struggled to find a successful way to train and equip Afghan forces By Lolita C. Baldor * Published May 18, 2022 A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S.
US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China (35)
FILE - Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures at a news conference in Medford, Mass., March 15, 2016. An effort by Nevada casino regulators to impose a $500,000 fine and discipline former Las Vegas casino mogul Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct had new life Friday, April 1, 2022, after a state Supreme Court decision in a jurisdictional question.
Finland, Sweden submit formal applications for NATO membership (244)
Xinhua, May 18, 2022 Flash Finland and Sweden formally submitted their applications to NATO Secretary- General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday. After accepting the applications by the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors to NATO at its headquarters, Stoltenberg said the move was a "historic step" in a "critical moment" for European security. Finland and Sweden jointly set the course for NATO membership amid security
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