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Special Sauce To Sriracha, Globalization Is Thriving And Terribly Broken

June 25-26

  • A foreigner’s view on U.S. gun culture
  • Scholz, at home and abroad
  • A environmentally-minded robo-fish
  • … and much more.
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​High school graduates from Chernihiv are dancing before the destroyed Hotel Ukraine.
In The News

Ukraine-EU, U.S. Gun Law Battles, Big Bacteria

👋 Halo!*

Welcome to Friday, where Kyiv gets EU candidate status in Brussels, while Ukrainian forces retreat from Severodonetsk, there’s good and bad news in the U.S. for gun control advocates, and scientists discover one big bacterium. Meanwhile, Persian-language news website Kayhan-London looks at the reasons behind the harsher tone the West has adopted toward Iran in recent weeks.

[*Sundanese, Indonesia]

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Why The West Is Finally Taking A Harder Line On Iran
Geopolitics

Why The West Is Finally Taking A Harder Line On Iran

After years of ignoring or downplaying domestic protests in Iran, Western states and media have begun to imagine — and even prepare for — the still slim but growing possibility of a regime change in Tehran.

-Analysis-

LONDON — In past weeks, European countries and the United States have adopted a harsher tone against Iran, with criticisms going beyond the issue of stalled talks to revive the 2015 multilateral pact on Iran's nuclear program.

While the European Union and United States are still reluctant to declare the pact dead or ditch all hope of restarting talks with Tehran, they know the negotiations are at death's door. That is because the Iran has shown it has no intention of ending nuclear activities with the aim of developing a bomb.

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A woman wearing a pink coat and holding an flowery umbrella walks by destroyed buildings in Borodyanka, near Bucha, Ukraine​.
In The News

BRICS Meeting, Maradona Homicide Charges, Longer Tweets

👋 Mandi!*

Welcome to Thursday, where BRICS members are meeting for the first time since the Ukraine war began, a judge in Argentina orders a homicide trial for medical staff of football legend Diego Maradona and Twitter tests a new feature to push its character limit. Meanwhile, Ukrainian media Livy Bereg looks at the reasons why Belarus might not be so keen on joining the war against Ukraine.

[*Friulian, Italy]

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Russia Bombs Kharkiv, Afghanistan Earthquake, Stingray Record
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Russia Bombs Kharkiv, Afghanistan Earthquake, Stingray Record

👋 ഹലോ*

Welcome to Wednesday, where Russian forces pound Ukraine’s second largest city, an earthquake in Afghanistan leaves at least 1,000 dead and a giant stingray breaks a record in Cambodia. Meanwhile, news agency Agencia Presentes looks at the challenges faced by Mexico’s LGBTQ+ seniors, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

[*Halēā - Malayalam, India]

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"Catastrophic Destruction” In Ukraine, Japan Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban, HK Restaurant Sinks
In The News

"Catastrophic Destruction” In Ukraine, Japan Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban, HK Restaurant Sinks

👋 Avuxeni!*

Welcome to Tuesday, where “catastrophic destruction” is reported in eastern Ukraine, Japan upholds a same-sex marriage ban and an iconic Hong Kong restaurant is now feeding the fish. Meanwhile, an English Professor reflects in The Conversation on the linguistic implications of the Ukraine war and censorship on speech and silence.

[*Tsonga, South Africa and Mozambique]

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Photo of hundreds of mourners wrapped in Ukrainian flags
In The News

Ukraine War To “Intensify,” Former Guerrilla Wins Colombian Presidency, Open Buffett

👋 Здраво!*

Welcome to Monday, where Ukraine braces for intensified Russian attacks, there are major election results in Colombia and France, and someone is prepared to pay a whole lot of money to share a meal with Warren Buffett. Meanwhile, French finance daily Les Echos looks up at the repercussions of the Ukraine war — in space.

[*Zdravo - Serbian]

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Phot of ​Draghi and Macron greeting Scholz on their train to Ukraine
In The News

Le Weekend ➡️ History In The Making? A Photo Op À Trois On The Way To Kyiv

June 18-19

  • Rethinking Europe
  • Murder investigation in the Amazon
  • Australia’s dancing goalie
  • … and much more.
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Two motorcyclists drive past a residential building which was destroyed by bombing in Irpin, Ukraine.
In The News

EU Backs Ukraine Bid, Global Stocks Crash, Endocrine Alert

👋 Haia!*

Welcome to Friday, where European Union leaders back Ukraine’s candidacy to enter the bloc, the shadow of recession looms as global stocks crash and a new study highlights the impact of endocrine disruptors on male fertility. We also feature our first edition of LGBTQ+ International, to bring you up-to-speed on the latest news on everything LGBTQ+ from all corners of the planet.

[*Welsh]

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EU Leaders In Kyiv, Israeli Gas Deal, Tesla Warning
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EU Leaders In Kyiv, Israeli Gas Deal, Tesla Warning

👋 Ello-hay!*

Welcome to Thursday, where France’s Macron, Germany’s Scholz and Italy’s Draghi all arrive in Kyiv, the EU secures a deal to wean itself off Russian gas, there’s sign of LGBTQ+ progress in Thailand and data warns about Tesla driver-assisted cars crashing. Meanwhile, for Ukraine media Livy Bereg, Oleksandr Detsyk analyzes the tricky art of hitting Russia with the right sanctions so as not to trigger a global economic crisis.

[*Pig Latin]

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Evacuating Severodonetsk, ECB Emergency Meeting, RIP Internet Explorer
In The News

Evacuating Severodonetsk, ECB Emergency Meeting, RIP Internet Explorer

👋 Γειά σου*

Welcome to Wednesday, where a humanitarian corridor is announced in Severodonetsk, the ECB calls for an emergency meeting as a debt crisis looms and Pakistanis are asked to drink less tea. For Worldcrunch, Irene Caselli also explores what makes Italy the most pro-Russian country in the West.

[*Yassou - Greek]

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Severodonetsk Cut Off, Extreme EU Heat, BoJo Croissant
In The News

Severodonetsk Cut Off, Extreme EU Heat, BoJo Croissant

👋 Aloha*

Welcome to Tuesday, where the Russian army destroys the three bridges connecting Severodonetsk, Spain and France are hit by record temperatures and the WHO says clean air could extend life expectancy by years. Meanwhile, Ukrainian daily Livy Bereg takes us on a tour of the pro-Ukrainian street art that has been flourishing on walls around the world.

[*Hawaiian]

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