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The Daily Brief: President Jovenel Moise of Haiti Assasinated in His Own Home

The Search For the Unidentifiable Gunmen That Killed President Jovenel Moise Takes Over Haiti

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  • Haiti is now in a state of emergency as news of President Jovenel Moise’s assasination shakes the county.
  • Unidentified gunmen attacked the president’s home in Port-au-Prince killing him and injuring his wife.
  • Interim Premier Claude Joseph has announced that he will be in charge of the country and states that the army will ensure public safety.
  • The poor and fairly unstable South American country has now been further destabilized due to the assasination.
  • Haiti officials have called international officials to help aid the search for the unnamed killers.
  • Haiti’s first lady Martine Moise has landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida following the attack and is now in stable but critical condition.
  • Foreign governments urge Haiti to continue with presidential elections which were to be held later this year.
  • US State Department spokesman Ned Price stated “It is still the view of the United States that elections this year should proceed to…facilitate a peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected president”.

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14 Rockets Hit Iraqi Airbase Housing US Soldiers 

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  • The Al-Assad Air Base in western Iraq was targeted by 14 rockets wounding at least 2 individuals.
  • Nearby village homes and a mosque also suffered from the attack by the Brigades to Avenge al-Muhandis.
  • Currently 2,500 American troops are deployed to Iraq as the ongoing battle with ISIS continues.
  • The attackers stated their aim was to “force [American troops] to leave our lands defeated.”

Eleven Convicted in Paris Court Over Online Harassment

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  • A new Paris court created for online crimes convicted eleven people after they were charged with harrassing Mila, an eighteen year old who posted videos against Islam.
  • The eleven people were given suspended prison sentences and a fine of $1,770. Mila started posting videos on her Tiktok and Instagram when she was 16. She started receiving death threats and hateful messages, and is now under daily police protection.
  • Supporters of Mila argue for the right to free speech, while her opposers argue against Islamophobia. Mila herself is an atheist and stated that she doesn’t “like any religion, not just Islam.” 

Palestinian Bedouin Community Destroyed by Israeli Forces

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  • The Palestinian Bedouin community of Humsa Al Bqa’ia had their living and farming structures destroyed by Israeli forces on Wednesday. At least 65 people were displaced.
  • The Israeli government says the community was built illegally on land that was in a military firing range. An Israeli official stated that discussions with residents had occurred prior, and that an alternative living site was offered.
  • Palestinians say obtaining Israeli permits make it extremely difficult to find a stable living situation. This community had their homes smashed in front of them when they refused to leave.

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England Beats Denmark in Euro 2020 Semi Final

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  • England beat Denmark at the Euro 2020 semifinals with a score of 2-1 in extra time. England will play Italy in the final on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
  • Harry Kane scored the final goal for England after his penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, but Kane got the rebound and finished it off.
  • Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen, who went into cardiac arrest in Denmark’s game against Finland, will not be playing in the final.
  • England has not been in a major final since the 1966 World Cup, which is its only world-title. Both then and now they will be playing on home turf.

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Credit Suisse Found Guilty for Involvement in Money Laundering Scheme

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  • Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court found Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, guilty for its involvement in a money laundering scheme involving a Bulgarian drug trafficking gang.
  • The bank is being fined 21 million Swiss francs ($22 million) due to its poor monitoring and implementation of anti-money laundering rules. More than 12 million francs worth of assets are also being confiscated due to their connection with the criminal group.
  • Credit Suisse has denied any wrongdoings and stated that it has been “continuously testing its anti-money laundering framework and has been strengthening it over time, in accordance with evolving regulatory standards.”
  • This case originated from actions taken by a former employee in 2007 and 2008, and two other Bulgarian citizens’ actions in 2005 and 2009. Some of their sentences and fines were suspended due to the amount of time passed since the crimes took place.

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Chlorine Gas Leak in Jordan Port City Kills Thirteen People

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  • A gas leak in Aqaba, Jordan killed at least thirteen people and injured more than 250. A storage container carrying between 25 and 30 tonnes of chlorine gas fell as it was being exported to Djibouti, releasing the gas.
  • A video of the incident on state TV shows the container being dropped onto the deck of the ship and a yellow colored gas spreading through the air as people try to evacuate. The accident seems to be a result of the crane malfunctioning.
  • If chlorine is inhaled at high levels, it can cause life-threatening damage. A nearby beach in Aqaba was evacuated as a safety precaution, and residents who live in the nearest residential area, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) away, were advised to stay inside and close windows.
  • Jordan’s Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh traveled to Aqaba and visited some of the injured at the hospital. He also formed a team led by the interior minister to investigate the incident.

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Russian Missile Sets Ukraine Shopping Center on Fire

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  • A busy shopping center in Ukraine was set on fire by Russian missiles on Monday, killing at least thirteen people and injuring dozens. The total number of casualties is still unknown.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that “The number of victims is impossible to imagine” and that there could have been up to 1,000 people in the mall.
  • The attack came during the G7 summit, where world leaders condemned recent atrocities and promised to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” in a joint statement. President Zelensky spoke to the leaders at the summit and stated that he wants the war to end before winter.
  • NATO has decided to increase the number of troops in its rapid reaction force from 40,000 to 300,000, more than eightfold. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated this move is part of the “biggest overhaul of collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War.”
  • The United States has announced that it will provide Ukraine with advanced medium and long-range air defense capabilities.

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World Watches as the United States Supreme Court Abolishes a Woman’s Right to an Abortion

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  • The United States’ top justices voted to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion, a law that had been in place for over 50 years.
  • The closely watched decision was heralded by some and derided by others, depending on their position on the controversial concept of a woman’s right to choose for her own body.
  • With the abolition of the constitutional right, it is expected that many states in the U.S. will implement near total bans of abortion rights, while other states such as California, Oregon and Washington have reaffirmed their commitment to preserve the right to an abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood, the advocacy face for abortion rights, is mobilizing around the country to bolster and increase services in those states that will preserve the right, and engage voters in those states that plan to abolish the right.

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The EU Approves Ukraine for Candidacy

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  • The EU has finally approved the application of Ukraine to become a candidate country for admission to the 27- country organization. Ukraine will now join the official candidate list, which already includes Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. 
  • The US is expected to provide an additional $450m in security assistance to Ukraine. Which includes four more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. 
  • The EU and Norway have agreed to cooperate and provide the EU’s 27 countries with gas from Western Europe’s biggest provider. The EU imports roughly ⅕ of its gas from Norway compared to the 40% it was receiving from Russia. Currently, Russia has been cutting gas supplies to countries refusing to pay for it in roubles. 
  • Melbourne is considering utilizing its largely vacant $200m Center for National Resilience building to house hundreds of refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine and Afghanistan. The center will only be able to temporarily house about 500 refugees from Afghanistan and about 200 from Ukraine. 
  • Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after receiving and welcoming the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) from the United States. 
  • Nike joined other leading Western brands by formally making a full exit from Russia, three months after suspending its operations. Telecoms equipment maker Cisco is also planning to wind down business in Russia and Belarus as well.

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US Supreme Court Expands Gun Carrying Rights Causing National Outrage 

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  • The US Supreme Court expanded gun carrying rights after a New York law denied the plaintiffs Robert Nash and Brandon Koch from carrying a concealed weapon in public, despite them having licenses for recreational gun ownership. 
  • The US court ruled that the New York law requiring residents to prove “proper cause” to carry a concealed weapon is unconstitutional. Justice Clarence Thomas, who represented the 6 justices who ruled in favor of the decision, stated that Americans have the right to carry “commonly used” firearms in public for personal defense. 
  • This decision comes amid an intense national debate over gun violence, and could possibly challenge the  outcome of similar regulations in other states, such as California and New Jersey, and affect a quarter of Americans by allowing more people to carry guns legally. 
  • Three liberal justices, Elena Kahan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer, were against the majority decision, and Justice Breyer noted that “since the start of this year alone (2022), there have already been 277 reported mass shootings – an average of more than one per day.”
  • While the National Rifle Association (NRA) celebrated the judgment, President Biden stated that he was “deeply disappointed” by the court’s decision and that the ruling “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should trouble us all.” 
  • New York Mayor Eric Adams also agreed with Biden and stated that he would review other ways to restrict gun access by restricting the application process for buying guns and looking into bans of firearms at specific locations. 

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