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June 29, 2022

Trump Sought to Lead Armed Mob to Capitol on Jan. 6, Aide Says

By Mike DeBonis & Jacqueline Alemany | The Washington Post

A former White House official revealed explosive new details Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, telling Congress that he knew his supporters were carrying weapons, insisted on personally leading the armed mob to the Capitol, physically assailed the senior Secret Service agent who told him it was not possible, expressed support for the hanging of his own vice president, and mused about pardoning the rioters.

Citing Russia Threat, Biden to Ramp Up U.S. Forces in Europe

By Andrea Shalal & Inti Landauro | Reuters

The United States will create a new permanent army headquarters in Poland and deploy additional land, air and sea forces across the length and breadth of Europe in response to threats from Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

Opinion

June 29, 2022

Africa

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June 29, 2022

Sudan’s armed forces fired heavy artillery during clashes in a disputed eastern region bordering Ethiopia, an Ethiopian official said, the latest salvo in a long-running feud over their shared border.

Police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in Ghana's capital Accra on Tuesday protesting against fuel price hikes, a tax on electronic payments and other levies as the country grapples with spiraling inflation and an economic downturn.

African Union Urges Calm in Ethiopia-Sudan Border Dispute

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

The African Union says it is deeply concerned by “the escalating military tension” between Ethiopia and Sudan after seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a border dispute.

The Americas

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June 29, 2022

Higher Fuel Prices Spark Social Unrest in South America

By Daniel Politi | Associated Press (free)

Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising prices and shortages of fuel across South America, largely as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Asia-Pacific

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June 29, 2022

Philippines Orders Rappler to Shut Down

By Sui-Lee Wee | The New York Times

The Philippine government has again ordered that Rappler, the news website co-founded by Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, be shut down for violating foreign ownership rules, the latest blow against press freedom in the country.

Hindu Man Killed as Religious Tensions Boil in India

By Sheikh Saaliq & Krutika Pathi | Associated Press (free)

Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor’s throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven by deep religious polarization.

South Korea Approves First Homemade COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Associated Press (free)

Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic.

Australia Prioritizes Reducing Emissions and Cheaper EVs

By Rod McGuirk | Associated Press (free)

Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister said Wednesday.

Europe

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June 29, 2022

Turkey Agrees to Allow Sweden and Finland to Join NATO

By Steven Erlanger & Michael D. Shear | The New York Times

NATO leaders will formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance Wednesday after Turkey lifted its veto on their membership, NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday evening, clearing the way for what would be one of the most significant expansions of the alliance in decades.

Near Kherson, Ukrainians Regain Territory in Major Counteroffensive

By Isabelle Khurshudyan | The Washington Post

At a school where Russian forces had set up a base in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, three of their armored personnel carriers remained on the property—for now. They were damaged when Ukraine’s military recently forced the occupying soldiers back from this area. Over the weekend, three locals hammered at one vehicle to salvage spare parts.

EU Countries Approve Climate Measures After Long Talks

By Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press (free)

European Union countries reached a deal following hard-fought talks that dragged into early Wednesday to back stricter climate rules that would eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035.

A German court has found a 101-year-old former concentration camp guard guilty of being an accessory to thousands of murders and sentenced him to five years in prison—the latest in a string of prosecutions of ex-Nazis in the country.

Middle East & North Africa

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June 29, 2022

Iran Report: Nuclear Talks With U.S. End Without Deal in Qatar

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers have ended without breaking a deadlock over the talks, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Wednesday.

U.N.: More Than 300,000 Civilians Killed in Syria’s Conflict

By Jamey Keaten | Associated Press (free)

The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which started in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday—the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country.

United States

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June 29, 2022

Trump Sought to Lead Armed Mob to Capitol on Jan. 6, Aide Says

By Mike DeBonis & Jacqueline Alemany | The Washington Post

A former White House official revealed explosive new details Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, telling Congress that he knew his supporters were carrying weapons, insisted on personally leading the armed mob to the Capitol, physically assailed the senior Secret Service agent who told him it was not possible, expressed support for the hanging of his own vice president, and mused about pardoning the rioters.

Citing Russia Threat, Biden to Ramp Up U.S. Forces in Europe

By Andrea Shalal & Inti Landauro | Reuters

The United States will create a new permanent army headquarters in Poland and deploy additional land, air and sea forces across the length and breadth of Europe in response to threats from Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

Iran Report: Nuclear Talks With U.S. End Without Deal in Qatar

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers have ended without breaking a deadlock over the talks, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Wednesday.

Opinion

June 29, 2022

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June 28, 2022

At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio

By James Dobbins, J. David Goodman & Edgar Sandoval | The New York Times

The bodies of at least 46 people believed to be migrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico were found dead Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that had been abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio, state and city officials said.

U.S. Officials Back in Venezuela in a Bid to Rebuild Ties

By Regina Garcia Cano & Joshua Goodman | Associated Press (free)

Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives.

Biden Aims at China in New Illegal Fishing Policy Framework

By Barry Hatton & Joshua Goodman | Associated Press (free)

The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans.

Opinion

June 28, 2022

Europe Has an America Problem

By Emma Ashford | The New York Times

For all the talk of European resolve, the past few months have underlined something else: the Europe’s dependence on the United States to resolve its security problems. That’s nothing new, of course. In many ways it’s the role America has played since the end of World War II, ensuring—even after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991—that Europe operated under America’s military umbrella.

The Americas

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June 29, 2022

Higher Fuel Prices Spark Social Unrest in South America

By Daniel Politi | Associated Press (free)

Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising prices and shortages of fuel across South America, largely as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

June 28, 2022

U.S. Officials Back in Venezuela in a Bid to Rebuild Ties

By Regina Garcia Cano & Joshua Goodman | Associated Press (free)

Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives.

Group Leading Protests OKs Dialogue With Ecuador Government

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador on Monday agreed to discuss with the government possible solutions that could lead to the end of a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks.

Long-held suspicions of wiretapping by the Venezuelan government were substantiated last week in a report published by Telefonica, the Spanish parent company of Movistar, one of three major mobile telephone providers in Venezuela. According to the report, more than a million Venezuelan users have been surveilled in the past year.

Dozens of Inmates Die in Colombia Prison Riot

By The Editors | Al Jazeera (free)

At least 49 inmates have died and dozens were injured during a riot in a prison in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua, according to officials.

Court Finds France Negligent in Caribbean Pesticide Case

By Dánica Coto | Associated Press (free)

A court in Paris found the French government guilty of wrongful negligence involving the former use of a banned pesticide in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique but denied compensation to those affected, officials announced Monday.

Europe

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June 29, 2022

Citing Russia Threat, Biden to Ramp Up U.S. Forces in Europe

By Andrea Shalal & Inti Landauro | Reuters

The United States will create a new permanent army headquarters in Poland and deploy additional land, air and sea forces across the length and breadth of Europe in response to threats from Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

Turkey Agrees to Allow Sweden and Finland to Join NATO

By Steven Erlanger & Michael D. Shear | The New York Times

NATO leaders will formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance Wednesday after Turkey lifted its veto on their membership, NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday evening, clearing the way for what would be one of the most significant expansions of the alliance in decades.

Near Kherson, Ukrainians Regain Territory in Major Counteroffensive

By Isabelle Khurshudyan | The Washington Post

At a school where Russian forces had set up a base in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, three of their armored personnel carriers remained on the property—for now. They were damaged when Ukraine’s military recently forced the occupying soldiers back from this area. Over the weekend, three locals hammered at one vehicle to salvage spare parts.

EU Countries Approve Climate Measures After Long Talks

By Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press (free)

European Union countries reached a deal following hard-fought talks that dragged into early Wednesday to back stricter climate rules that would eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035.

A German court has found a 101-year-old former concentration camp guard guilty of being an accessory to thousands of murders and sentenced him to five years in prison—the latest in a string of prosecutions of ex-Nazis in the country.

Opinion

June 29, 2022

News

June 28, 2022

Just days after Moscow threatened retaliation against Lithuania for placing restrictions on cargo traffic to the isolated Russian territory of Kaliningrad, computer hackers “linked to the Russian state” attacked dozens of Lithuanian government and private organizations, the Baltic nation’s deputy defense minister said.

Court Finds France Negligent in Caribbean Pesticide Case

By Dánica Coto | Associated Press (free)

A court in Paris found the French government guilty of wrongful negligence involving the former use of a banned pesticide in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique but denied compensation to those affected, officials announced Monday.

Germany will return a goddess statue that was stolen from Cameroon 120 years ago, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said Monday, part of a growing trend to give back artefacts taken during the colonial era.

Opinion

June 28, 2022

Europe Has an America Problem

By Emma Ashford | The New York Times

For all the talk of European resolve, the past few months have underlined something else: the Europe’s dependence on the United States to resolve its security problems. That’s nothing new, of course. In many ways it’s the role America has played since the end of World War II, ensuring—even after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991—that Europe operated under America’s military umbrella.

Africa

News

June 29, 2022

Sudan’s armed forces fired heavy artillery during clashes in a disputed eastern region bordering Ethiopia, an Ethiopian official said, the latest salvo in a long-running feud over their shared border.

Police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in Ghana's capital Accra on Tuesday protesting against fuel price hikes, a tax on electronic payments and other levies as the country grapples with spiraling inflation and an economic downturn.

African Union Urges Calm in Ethiopia-Sudan Border Dispute

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

The African Union says it is deeply concerned by “the escalating military tension” between Ethiopia and Sudan after seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a border dispute.

June 28, 2022

Germany will return a goddess statue that was stolen from Cameroon 120 years ago, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said Monday, part of a growing trend to give back artefacts taken during the colonial era.

China’s Pivotal Role Under Scrutiny as Zambia Seeks Debt Relief

By Jonathan Wheatley, Joseph Cotterill & Sun Yu | Financial Times

Within months of his election last year, Zambia’s president, Hakainde Hichilema, had succeeded in negotiating a $1.4 billion IMF bailout for the debt-stricken southern African country. But hammering out a deal with all its creditors, chief among them China, could take much longer.

Middle East & North Africa

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June 29, 2022

Turkey Agrees to Allow Sweden and Finland to Join NATO

By Steven Erlanger & Michael D. Shear | The New York Times

NATO leaders will formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance Wednesday after Turkey lifted its veto on their membership, NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday evening, clearing the way for what would be one of the most significant expansions of the alliance in decades.

Iran Report: Nuclear Talks With U.S. End Without Deal in Qatar

By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)

Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers have ended without breaking a deadlock over the talks, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Wednesday.

U.N.: More Than 300,000 Civilians Killed in Syria’s Conflict

By Jamey Keaten | Associated Press (free)

The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which started in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday—the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country.

June 28, 2022

A year after Tunisian President Kais Saied’s power grab upended the country’s fledgling democracy forged from the Arab Spring, opposition to him is growing as he prepares a constitutional referendum to solidify his one-man rule.

Opinion

June 28, 2022

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June 27, 2022

Asia-Pacific

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June 29, 2022

Philippines Orders Rappler to Shut Down

By Sui-Lee Wee | The New York Times

The Philippine government has again ordered that Rappler, the news website co-founded by Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, be shut down for violating foreign ownership rules, the latest blow against press freedom in the country.

Hindu Man Killed as Religious Tensions Boil in India

By Sheikh Saaliq & Krutika Pathi | Associated Press (free)

Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor’s throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven by deep religious polarization.

South Korea Approves First Homemade COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Associated Press (free)

Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic.

Australia Prioritizes Reducing Emissions and Cheaper EVs

By Rod McGuirk | Associated Press (free)

Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister said Wednesday.

June 28, 2022

Biden Aims at China in New Illegal Fishing Policy Framework

By Barry Hatton & Joshua Goodman | Associated Press (free)

The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans.

China’s Pivotal Role Under Scrutiny as Zambia Seeks Debt Relief

By Jonathan Wheatley, Joseph Cotterill & Sun Yu | Financial Times

Within months of his election last year, Zambia’s president, Hakainde Hichilema, had succeeded in negotiating a $1.4 billion IMF bailout for the debt-stricken southern African country. But hammering out a deal with all its creditors, chief among them China, could take much longer.

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Polio Worker in Northwest Pakistan

By Riaz Khan | Associated Press (free)

Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said.

South Korean Prosecutors Grant Ex-President Temporary Release

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Associated Press (free)

South Korean prosecutors granted ex-President Lee Myung-bak a three-month release from prison over health concerns Tuesday after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence for corruption.

June 27, 2022

U.S. and G-7 Allies Detail Infrastructure Plan to Challenge China

By Alex Leary & Tarini Parti | The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. and allies Sunday laid out plans to invest hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects in developing countries in an attempt to challenge autocracies and address a similar program by China.

U.S. and Allies Launch Initiative to Help Pacific Island Nations

By Demetri Sevastopulo | Financial Times

The U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Japan have launched a fresh initiative to help Pacific Island nations, in an effort to increase their presence in a maritime region that is increasingly targeted by China.

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