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June 22, 2021

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June 22, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Monday approved a bill allowing the privatization of state-controlled energy company Eletrobras, sending the measure to President Jair Bolsonaro for his signature.
Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora said Monday tests have confirmed that a badly decayed corpse is that of an Indigenous rights leader who disappeared almost four weeks ago.

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June 22, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal.

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June 22, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday pardoned all nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in a failed independence bid in the region in 2017, one of whom reacted with defiance to news of his impending release.

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June 22, 2021
Syrian government forces and insurgent groups exchanged shell fire in northwestern Syria on Monday that killed at least 10 people, the vast majority of them in rebel-held areas, state media and opposition activists said.

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June 22, 2021

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June 21, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Monday approved a bill allowing the privatization of state-controlled energy company Eletrobras, sending the measure to President Jair Bolsonaro for his signature.
Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora said Monday tests have confirmed that a badly decayed corpse is that of an Indigenous rights leader who disappeared almost four weeks ago.

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June 22, 2021

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June 21, 2021
Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Associated Press
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million—a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease.

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June 21, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday pardoned all nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in a failed independence bid in the region in 2017, one of whom reacted with defiance to news of his impending release.
June 21, 2021

Swedish Prime Minister Loses No-Confidence Vote

By Richard Milne | Financial Times (subscription required)
Stefan Lofven became the first Swedish prime minister to lose a no-confidence vote, throwing the Scandinavian country’s politics into turmoil as it continues to struggle with the emergence of a large, populist, anti-immigration party.
French voters Sunday inflicted a sharp setback on the far-right National Rally party in the first round of nationwide regional elections, dashing Marine Le Pen’s hopes of turning the vote into a springboard for next year’s presidential race.

Armenia’s Acting PM Keeps Power Despite Karabakh Defeat

By Alexander Marrow & Dmitry Antonov | Reuters
Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has kept power in a parliamentary election despite being widely blamed for a military defeat last year in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

After 35-Day Manhunt for Far-Right Soldier, Body Is Found in Belgium

By Monika Pronczuk & Koba Ryckewaert | The New York Times
A 35-day manhunt in Belgium that involved helicopters, armored vehicles, 400 soldiers and police officers, as well as reinforcements from Germany and the Netherlands, culminated Sunday in the discovery of a body believed to be that of a missing soldier with links to the far right.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pardon the nine jailed leaders of Catalonia’s failed 2017 independence bid Tuesday as a first step towards ending the political conflict over the wealthy region.

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June 22, 2021
Syrian government forces and insurgent groups exchanged shell fire in northwestern Syria on Monday that killed at least 10 people, the vast majority of them in rebel-held areas, state media and opposition activists said.
June 21, 2021

Saudis Agree Oil Deal With Pakistan to Counter Iran Influence

By Farhan Bokhari & Stephanie Findlay | Financial Times (subscription required)
Saudi Arabia has agreed to restart oil aid to Pakistan worth at least $1.5 billion annually in July, according to officials in Islamabad, as Riyadh works to counter Iran’s influence in the region.

Israeli Foreign Minister to Make First Visit to UAE

By Joseph Krauss | Associated Press
Israel’s new foreign minister will head to the United Arab Emirates next week for the first known visit by a top Israeli diplomat to the Gulf Arab country, the ministry said Monday.

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June 21, 2021

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June 22, 2021
Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal.

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June 22, 2021

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June 21, 2021

Saudis Agree Oil Deal With Pakistan to Counter Iran Influence

By Farhan Bokhari & Stephanie Findlay | Financial Times (subscription required)
Saudi Arabia has agreed to restart oil aid to Pakistan worth at least $1.5 billion annually in July, according to officials in Islamabad, as Riyadh works to counter Iran’s influence in the region.

Taliban Enter Key Cities in Afghanistan’s North After Swift Offensive

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff & Najim Rahim | The New York Times
The Taliban entered two provincial capitals in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, local officials said, the culmination of an insurgent offensive that has overrun dozens of rural districts and forced the surrender and capture of hundreds of government forces and their military equipment in recent weeks.

More from WPR: The ‘Forever War’ Is Over. Let the Reckoning Begin

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Apple Daily Could Shut Under Government Pressure Within Days

By Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin & Theodora Yu | The Washington Post
In the 26 years since its founding, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper has been unrestrained in its criticism of the Chinese Communist Party and unwavering in its support for the pro-democracy movement. It has survived multiple raids, boycott campaigns and the arrest of its founder Jimmy Lai under the draconian new national security law. But now with its assets frozen by the Hong Kong government, the Chinese-language Apple Daily could cease operations as soon as Friday, according to an internal memo seen by The Washington Post.

More from WPR: How Biden Can Stand With Hong Kong

Opinion

June 21, 2021

How China Broke the Asian Model

By Gideon Rachman | Financial Times (subscription required)
Beijing has challenged the geopolitical order that enabled the rise of east Asia.

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