News Wire | July 12, 2023 Archive

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Biden, G-7 Leaders to Announce Major Security Assurances for Ukraine

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Emily Rauhala, Meryl Kornfield and Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post

President Biden and several world leaders will announce a major security assurance program Wednesday designed to protect Ukraine from another invasion like the one conducted by Russia last year, the White House said.

How a Peaceful Country Became a Gold Rush State for Drug Cartels

By Julie Turkewitz | The New York Times

Ecuador, on South America’s western edge, has in just a few years become the drug trade’s gold rush state, with major cartels from as far as Mexico and Albania joining forces with prison and street gangs, unleashing a wave of violence unlike anything in the country’s recent history.

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