Top Headlines for May 23, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Volcanic Eruption in Congo Causes Panic

    Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted on Saturday for the first time in nearly two decades. Lava engulfed a major highway in Goma, home to nearly two million, as residents were evacuated.
  • Italy's Maneskin Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    The Italian rock band spoke with reporters Saturday night after winning the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with its song 'Zitti E Buoni.' It was the first in-person global cultural event to be held since the pandemic hit.
  • Biden Expresses Deep Concern Over North Korea's Nuclear Program

    Standing next to the leader of South Korea at the White House on Friday, President Biden said he was 'deeply concerned' about the nuclear threat from North Korea and said he wouldn't repeat the mistakes of past administrations.
  • Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Korean War Veteran

    President Biden awarded Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., a 93-year-old Korean War hero, the Medal of Honor on Friday. The ceremony was done in conjunction with a visit by the president of South Korea.
  • Celebrations Take Place in Gaza After Cease-Fire

    Celebrations broke out in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire on Thursday. The truce comes after more than 10 days of fighting that has taken hundreds of lives.
  • U.N. Secretary General Calls For Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire

    At a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Secretary General António Guterres called for a halt to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. He cited more than 200 Palestinian deaths, including 60 children, since the conflict started.
  • Aftermath of Overnight Airstrikes in Gaza

    Bombings in Gaza eased overnight amid expectations that a cease-fire could be coming.
  • McConnell Opposes Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, said Wednesday that he opposed a bipartisan plan to create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Biden Addresses U.S. Coast Guard Academy Graduates

    President Biden gave the keynote speech at a graduation ceremony for the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday. In the speech, he praised the Coast Guard's role during the Covid-19 pandemic and its efforts to combat global warming.
  • Funeral Held for Palestinian Journalist Killed in Airstrike

    A funeral was held for Yusef Abu Hussein, a Palestinian reporter working in Gaza overnight who was killed in an Israeli airstrike. He was the first journalist to be killed in the latest Israeli bombardment of the territory.
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