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Moscow, June 21: Despite strong resistance, Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine looks a long way off, with French President Emmanuel Macron set to hold talks with the leaders of France’s main opposition parties this week over the political stalemate over parliamentary elections. OneIndia News brings you top headlines to start your day from all over the world.
Russia has stepped up its attacks on Luhansk
Serhi Haidai, the regional governor of Luhansk, said Russian troops had entered the industrial part of Siviarodonetsk. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk says about 300 civilians have taken refuge at the Azot plant. Yesterday, Kyiv admitted that it had lost control of the meteocaine in the suburbs of Siviarodonetsk.
Colombian voters have elected the country’s first black vice president
Colombian voters have put aside their long-standing animosity towards the left and elected a new president, setting another milestone – electing the country’s first black vice president. When former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7, Francia Marquez, a key player in his administration, will be his colleague in Sunday’s runoff election. An environmental activist from La Toma, a remote village surrounded by the Marquez Mountains, where he first organized a campaign against a hydropower project and then challenged wild cat gold miners who invaded collectively owned Afro-Colombian lands.
Australia is providing emergency food aid to Sri Lanka
Australia will provide ২ 22 million for emergency food assistance in Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, a statement said. The announcement was made during a visit by Australian Home Minister Claire O’Neill on Monday. He met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. “We will immediately contribute 22 22 million to the World Food Program for emergency food assistance to help three million people in Sri Lanka meet their daily nutritional needs. Australia will provide সহায়তা 23 million in development assistance to Sri Lanka in 2022-23.” Said the release.
Macron has proposed talks with the parties on the stalemate in parliament
French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with the leaders of France’s main opposition parties this week in the wake of the political stalemate over parliamentary elections, French media and several news agencies reported Monday. Macron’s assembly lost an absolute majority in parliament after Sunday’s election, resulting in a hanging parliament.
EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis
The EU’s top diplomat has explained to all African foreign ministers that the bloc’s sanctions on Russia are not responsible for the global food crisis and promised to pave the way for food and fertilizer exports to reach their continent. The EU has not banned Russian food or fertilizer exports to non-EU countries as part of its sanctions package.
The Indian from the United Arab Emirates is surviving a rare blood disorder after 18 days in the ICU
A 52-year-old Indian from the United Arab Emirates has survived a rare blood disorder and recovered after 18 days in the ICU. Laltelu Ram Harkesh has been diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP), which usually affects 4-6 people per million population. According to the Lifecare Hospital in the Musafah area of the United Arab Emirates, TTP is a life-threatening disorder where blood clots in small blood vessels throughout the body can restrict or block blood flow to major organs. As a result, it can damage organs such as the brain, kidneys and heart and prevent them from functioning properly.
The Saudi prince has visited Egypt ahead of Biden’s visit to the Middle East
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday on the first leg of his Middle East tour, ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the region next month. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah welcomed bin Salman at the L-CC airport, courtesy of the Egyptian president, courtesy of the de-facto leader who is a staunch financial supporter of the Egyptian government. The two leaders are scheduled to hold talks at the country’s presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday.
(PTI, with DW news input)
Story first published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:01 [IST]