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Congress approves Ukraine aid package

Partisan bickering had held up $1bn in loan guarantees, but Senate and House pass bills to help shore up Ukraine economy<p>The US Congress agreed a major aid package to Ukraine on Thursday, overcoming weeks of partisan disagreement that has held up around $1bn in loan guarantees to Kiev.<p>The Senate and …

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Putin to Use Olympic Funds to Revive Soviet-Era Fitness Program for Russian Citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will use leftover funds from the Sochi Winter Olympics to relaunch a Soviet-era fitness regimen for Russian citizens.<p>Reuters reported that the Ready for Labor and Defense plan — abbreviated in Russia as GTO — was introduced in the 1930s by Joseph …

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