President George W. Bush said Tuesday that the United States will not relent in its support of Iraq's new and fragile democracy despite "acts of staggering brutality" in the country, the AP says.
"I pledge we will not waver, and I appreciate your same pledge," he told Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in a news conference in the East Room of the White House. "Iraq will take its place among the world's democracies."
Ukrainians are fleeing the cities that could be taken by the Russian army. Apartment prices have already dropped by as much as 50 percent in Kharkiv. Housing sales have increased in Odessa as well, even if compared to 2022