Morning news brief: US to provide radar to Ukraine, Cuba blast, more news

New DelhiEdited By: Manas JoshiUpdated: May 07, 2022, 09:50 AM IST
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As the conflict continues to escalate, a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine has been signed and announced by US President Joe Biden on Friday, media reports said. Meanwhile, the death toll due to Cuba hotel blast has risen to 22. Read this and more in our morning news brief.  

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