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May 23, 2022


Your Monday Briefing: Australia’s New Leader

Good morning. We’re covering a change of power in Australia, President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India and Bangladesh. Australia’s incoming Labor leader Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat to Anthony Albanese, the incoming Labor prime minister, ending nine years of conservative leadership. The opposition Labor party......

The Russian Orthodox Leader at the Core of Putin’s Ambitions

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfolded, Patriarch Kirill I, the leader of the Moscow-based Russian Orthodox Church, had an awkward Zoom meeting with Pope Francis. The two religious leaders had previously worked together to bridge a 1,000-year-old schism......

Detroit Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to late leader Anne Parsons

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Shortly before her death in late March after a years-long battle with lung cancer, the longtime leader of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Anne Parsons, told her husband that she’d done her best. “‘I’ve given all I have to give,'” her husband,......

Taliban leader says reopening schools for girls hinges on dress codes

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals Taliban deputy leader and Afghanistan’s acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani said in a rare interview that aired Monday that the reopening of schools for girls would be dependent on establishing conditions related to dress codes.  Haqqani spoke......

Jan. 6 probe subpoenas Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy, other lawmakers allied with Trump

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers allied with former President Donald Trump were subpoenaed by the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the panel said Thursday. The move marked the first time the bipartisan......

Joly Germine: Haitian gang leader indicted over missionary abductions

According to the Department of Justice, Mr Germine directed their nabbing from a Haitian prison and was “in regular contact” with other 400 Mawozo leaders over ransom negotiations. Part of the reason for the kidnapping was to use the hostages to bargain for Mr Germine’s prison release, prosecutors said. BBC......

From North Korea to testy ties with China, South Korea’s new leader has big challenges ahead

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol isn’t going to “have much of a honeymoon period,” said Kathleen Stephens, president and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America and former U.S. ambassador to South Korea. “I think he said the......

U.K. Labour Leader Pledges to Resign if Police Find He Broke Covid Rules

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — The scandal over lockdown-breaking parties that has ensnared Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain took a new turn on Monday when his rival, the opposition leader Keir Starmer, promised to resign if police decide that he......

Victory Day in Russia, Abortion Patients Head for Illinois, Philippines Picks Leader : Up First

NPR Russia is marking Victory Day, which celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany, just as Russian troops are fighting and dying in Ukraine. Doctors who provide abortion services in Illinois are bracing for a possible influx of patients from neighboring states expected to ban abortion. And votes are being counted......

Syrian president meets Iranian leader in Tehran, Iran state media reports

Syrians and Palestinians living in Syria stand next to a poster depicting Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad as they mark the annual al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day), in Damascus, Syria April 29, 2022. REUTERS/Firas Makdesi/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Syrian President......

Beijing loyalist John Lee will be Hong Kong’s next leader

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here John Lee, a Beijing loyalist, has been picked to be the city’s next chief executive. Bloomberg | Getty Images John Lee, a Beijing loyalist, has been elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive. Lee, the only candidate for Hong Kong’s......

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