Top 10 global news: Russia claims Lysychansk, US offshore drilling proposal, and more

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday that Russia had taken the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and now controlled the entire Luhansk region. Fierce fighting was ongoing between Russia and Ukraine in the eastern region of Ukraine. The United States on Friday unveiled a five-year offshore oil and gas development proposal focused almost entirely on the Gulf of Mexico, as it seeks to balance climate change efforts with its legal obligation to hold drilling auctions. .

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Russia took Lysychansk and controls Luhansk: Defense Minister

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday that Russia had taken the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and now controlled the entire Lugansk region. Fierce fighting was ongoing between Russia and Ukraine in the eastern region of Ukraine.

Biden administration proposes offshore oil and gas drilling plan in Gulf of Mexico

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The United States on Friday unveiled a five-year offshore oil and gas development proposal focused almost entirely on the Gulf of Mexico, as it seeks to balance climate change efforts with its legal obligation to hold drilling auctions. .

Top US general says ‘China is clearly developing capability’, but attack on Taiwan not imminent

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A senior US general said the United States was monitoring Chinese activity near Taiwan “very closely”. Speaking to the BBC, General Mark Milley added that an attack on Taiwan was not imminent, according to a report from the UK-based outlet published on Sunday (3 July).

Coronavirus: Hong Kong lawmaker tests positive after photo with Xi Jinping

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A Hong Kong lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), AFP news agency reported on Sunday (July 3rd). The Covid result was revealed after he posed for a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leader’s visit to Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover. Concerns have been raised as strict measures have been adopted to counter the spread of the coronavirus on this occasion.

Long lines, missing luggage, interrupted travel plans: the chaos of aviation in the United States and Europe

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Airlines canceled several hundred flights to the United States on Saturday at the start of a long and almost certainly messy holiday weekend as carriers struggled to staff their planes. Meanwhile, British holidaymakers are bracing for further travel chaos across Europe this summer, with Ryanair staff becoming the latest to threaten strikes on Saturday. There is aviation chaos all over the UK, US and Europe.

Property company that bought Prince Charles’ eco-village in Scotland under scanner

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A property company in the UK is under scrutiny for buying houses bought on an Ayrshire estate from an affiliate of the Prince Charles Foundation.

According to The Guardian, Havisham Properties has purchased 11 properties on the Knockroon development in Scotland, which was originally acquired as agricultural land by Prince Charles when he bought the neighboring mansion, Dumfries House.

Protesters march in Ohio after police fatally shot black man

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Protesters marched in Akron, Ohio on Saturday (July 2) demanding justice for Jayland Walker, a black man who was shot dead by police, according to an attorney for his family.

The protest, organized by a group of pastors, began at the Second Baptist Church in Akron and ended on the steps of the Akron Justice Center.

Israel says it will review bullet that killed journalist with US

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The Israeli army said on Sunday that a ballistic test would be carried out on the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Alekh. This development came a day after the Palestinian Authority handed the ball to US experts. The Palestinian Authority gave the green light to the United States but not to Israel for the examination of the bullet which killed the journalist during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. Israeli army spokesman Ran Kochav announced Israel’s decision on Army Radio. A Palestinian official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that the Israeli comment raised questions about whether the PA could “trust the Americans”. Speaking to Army Radio, Kochav said: “The test will not be American, the test will be an Israeli test with an American presence.

‘It’s time for me to go’: Cristiano Ronaldo tells Manchester United he wants to leave this summer

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Manchester United are yet to make their first signing in the current transfer window despite a horrific campaign last season where they failed to finish in the Premier League top four and failed to do so either. to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager last season before replacing him with interim Ralf Rangnick. The club also parted ways with Rangnick at the end of the season following the arrival of their new manager Erik Ten Hag.

Peter Brook, who changed theater forever and introduced the Mahabharata to the world, has died at 97

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Peter Brook, who died at the age of 97, was one of the most influential theater directors of the 20th century, reinventing the art by bringing it back to the most fundamental and powerful elements of theatre.

An almost mystical figure often mentioned in the same breath as Konstantin Stanislavsky, the Russian who revolutionized acting, Brook continued to work and challenge audiences well into his 90s.

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