Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – July 5, 2022


Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.

• Police in the US state of Ohio have released video footage showing eight officers in the city of Akron firing dozens of bullets that killed a Black man who left his car after fleeing a traffic stop.

• The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights raised concerns Monday over controversial proposed legal reforms that would allow local courts in the UK to no longer comply with the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

• The death toll from a Fourth of July Independence Day parade shooting in the US state of Illinois has risen to six, police said Monday.

• Sudan’s army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Monday that the ruling sovereign council will be dissolved after the formation of a new government.

• Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov promised Monday to reciprocate Bulgaria’s decision to declare 70 Russian diplomats persona non grata.

• Israel and Poland agreed Monday to restore relations that had been strained following a Polish law making it difficult for Jews to claim World War II properties.

• At least 18 people were killed and 243 others injured in Uzbekistan’s protest-hit autonomous region of Karakalpakstan on July 1-2, prosecutors said Monday.

• The US said Monday there was no “definitive conclusion” on the origin of the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh but concluded that gunfire from an Israeli position was “likely responsible” for her death.

• Türkiye had offered Armenia to host the first round of normalization talks between the two countries in the Armenian capital Yerevan, the Turkish foreign minister said Monday.

• French President Emmanuel Macron has reshuffled his Cabinet after losing his absolute majority in the National Assembly.

• Sweden and Finland have to comply with a recent memorandum signed with Türkiye to be part of NATO, the Turkish foreign minister said Monday.

• Voting to elect a new parliament in Papua New Guinea began Monday.

• At least six people were killed after a large chunk of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday afternoon, leaving eight injured and around 20 missing, authorities said Monday.

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