US Stimulus Package is passed
This past Wednesday, the 1.9 trillion US dollar stimulus package passed through the House of Representatives. The bill includes benefits for low-income Americans and also extends the $300 dollar per week supplemental employment benefit until September. President Biden signed the stimulus package on Friday.
- A series of explosions at a military base in the city of Bata in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and injured 500, according to local authorities.
- Tens of thousands email addresses have been affected by a hacking campaign against Microsoft. The victims are US businesses and government agencies.
- Women protested in Mexico City at the residence of Mexico’s president against one of the world’s worst rates of gender violence.
- The Russian government announced that it would be “slowing” the access to Twitter.