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Tornadoes hit 6 states in the USA destroying properties and taking many lives

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  • Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas are the six states that saw the devastating results of the Recent Tornadoes in the United States. 
  • Kentucky was said to be hit the hardest with a death toll of 70 people and rising including dozens of homes and factories turned into piles of debris. The state of Kentucky has issued a state of emergency. 
  • An Amazon Warehouse collapsed on top of the workers in the state of Illinois due to the tornado entrapping people inside resulting in injuries and 6 deaths. 
  • Evacuation efforts are fast under their way in all the states. In Kentucky alone, 56,000 people have been said to be left without power. In Tennessee about 72,000 people are left without power. 
  • President Joe Biden spoke to the country, especially the victims of the tornadoes saying that these tornadoes were the worst he has seen in the area and that “the federal government will do everything, everything it can possibly do to help”.
  • President Biden also plans to visit Kentucky soon once everyone has been evacuated and counted for. 

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Sudanese Resistance Forces Ask For Halt in International Aid

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  • Resistance groups in Sudan are calling on the international community to halt aid to Sudan, while the military remains in power.
  • Sudanese Prime Minister Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was released from house arrest by the military last month.
  • The resistance groups are worried that the Prime Minister’s resumption of power may be a signal to the military that their act to seize power has been accepted.
  • The international community is ambivalent about restoring aid, worried that while not wanting to validate the military’s action, millions of people may suffer until if and when the military’s role in a future government is determined.

Nuclear Deal is Center Stage in Vienna

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  • Israel and the United States have resumed talks over how to resume the 2015 deal with the U.S. and Iran.
  • Because Iran refuses to speak to the U.S. directly, Iran is negotiating via representatives of China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
  • The opposing sides remain firm on their respective positions regarding sanctions and the steps Iran needs to take to scale back its nuclear advancements since 2019.
  • Iran has been critical of the United States for allegedly trying to engage other countries in supporting the US sanctions against Iran, including the UAE and Japan.

NATO Chief Rejects Russian demand

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  • NATO has denied Russia’s request for NATO to rescind its offer of membership to Ukraine.
  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg redoubled its resolve for membership decisions to remain the purview of NATO and the country in question.
  • Russia has also asked NATO to reconsider membership to the Republic of Georgia.
  • Russia’s keen interest in Ukraine and George stem from its efforts to reclaim the two former Russian republics. 

Navarre Region of Spain Paralyzed by Rains

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  • Heavy rains have hit Spain’s Navarre region, killing at least one person.
  • Storm Barra has caused mudslides and massive flooding, destroying homes and cars.
  • Streets have become overrun with torrential rain and melting snow, to the point where people are using canoes and kayaks to access basic necessities.
  • A level two emergency has been declared in the affection region.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
  • President Biden struggles to convince the public that the economy is sound, with the unemployment rate at a low 3.6%. But with inflation in the US hitting 9.1% in June, the fastest price appreciation in 4 months, consumer spending has slowed at an annual rate of 1%. 
  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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North Korea Could Possibly Be Preparing another Nuclear Test

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  • North Korea could be preparing a seventh nuclear test, especially after Mr. Kim announced that the country is fully ready for any military confrontation with the US at a Korean War Anniversary event. 
  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
  • The North Korean regime is especially angry with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol and his so-called Kill Chain strategy. This strategy allows South Korea to launch ballistic missiles and air strikes on North Korean targets if it ever feels threatened. 
  • North Korea has also not been getting as much engagement with Washington ever since Biden replaced Trump, and could be hinting at some sort of deliberate escalation by the North, and preparations have been underway at the Punggye Ri test site since March.

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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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Pope Francis Apologizes for Indigenous Abuse in Canadian Residential Schools

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  • Pope Francis traveled to the grounds of a former residential school near Alberta, Canada and formally apologized for the Church’s role in the abuse of indigenous people and erasure of indigenous culture.
  • The majority of the schools were run by members of the Roman Catholic Church in the late 1800s and 1900s. Around 150,000 indigenous children were sent to the schools and more than 3,000 are estimated to have died.
  • In his speech, the Pope asked for forgiveness and highlighted the Church’s role in the schools system, stating, “I ask forgiveness, in particular, for the ways in which many members of the Church and of religious communities cooperated… in projects of cultural destruction and forced assimilation promoted by the governments of that time, which culminated in the system of residential schools.”
  • Indigenous chiefs, survivors of the residential schools, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were some of the few in attendance for the Pope’s remarks.

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