Maverick U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, she said on Friday, just days after Democrats won a Senate race in Georgia and secured 51 seats in the 100-member chamber riven by deep political divisions.
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Russian forces shelled the entire front line in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials in Kyiv said on Friday, as Russia's President Vladimir Putin accused the West of using Ukrainians as "cannon fodder" in its quest for global dominance.
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Wall Street's main indexes slipped on Friday due to a higher-than-expected rise in monthly producer prices.
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- WorldBiden authorizes new $275 mln in military aid for Ukraine - White House
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized fresh $275 million in military aid for Ukraine, according to a memo released by the White House.