News Wire | Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Fiji Hands Over a Superyacht That the U.S. Says Is Tied to a Russian Oligarch

By Mike Ives | The New York Times

Fiji has handed over to the United States a $325 million superyacht that American investigators say is owned by a Russian billionaire on a U.S. sanctions list, the island nation’s top prosecutor said Tuesday.

U.S. Investigates Whether Service Member Staged Insider Attack in Syria

By Alex Horton & Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post

The U.S. military is investigating whether an attack at a base in Syria was conducted by an American service member, defense officials said Monday.

U.S. Sanctions Two Bosnian Officials for Undermining Peace

By AP Editors | Associated Press

The United States sanctioned two prominent Bosnian officials Monday, accusing them of threatening the peace, stability and prosperity in their country which has never fully recovered from its brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s.

The U.S. Can Take On the Oil Cartel That Enables Putin, and Win

By Harry First & Darren Bush | The New York Times

For more than two decades, Congress has been considering a bill that would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for violating antitrust law by colluding to control the supply and price of oil.

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Gupta Brothers, Accused of Corruption in South Africa, Are Arrested in Dubai

By John Eligon | The New York Times

A pair of Indian-born businessmen known simply as the Gupta brothers, who became notorious in South Africa amid accusations that they facilitated sweeping public corruption and gutted state resources, have been arrested in Dubai, the South African government has announced.

Mali Junta Sets Two-Year Delay Until Civilian Rule

By Editors | AFP

Mali’s military rulers announced Monday they would delay until March 2024 a return to civilian rule following double coups that have been denounced by countries in the region and foreign powers.

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Mexico President Will Not Attend Americas Summit in Blow to Biden

By Oscar Lopez | The New York Times

In a rebuke to President Biden, the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said Monday that he would not attend the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles after news emerged that the United States would not invite Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan leaders to the meeting.

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