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Turkish Women Take to The Streets to Protest Turkey’s Withdrawal From Gender Protection Treaty

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  • Turkey has removed itself from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty to combat violence gender-based violence signed by 45 countries and the EU in 2011.
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced the country’s withdrawal at midnight on March 20, an action which sparked condemnation from the other treaty signees and women around the globe.
  • Women marched for months in the streets of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and other major cities in protest to the withdrawal however they received no positive response from the government.
  • Erdogan defended his withdrawal on Thursday stating that Turkey’s battle against gender violence “did not start with the Istanbul Convention and it will not end with our withdrawal from the treaty”. 
  • The Turkish President further explained that Turkey’s local laws will defend women from violence rather than international treaties.
  • Hours after Erdogan defended the withdrawal protests surged around the country as women made their stance on the subject clear.
  • Three opposition parties pulled out of Turkey’s parliamentary commission in protest to the treaty withdrawal as well. 
  • Conservatives in Turkey’s government believe that the Istanbul Convention undermines the family and promotes homosexuality because it prohibts discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
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Ceasefire in Ethiopia Wavers as Humanitarian Crisis Looms

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  • The Ethiopian government announced a several month long ceasefire after Tigrayan forces took over the capital of Mekelle last week, which was a huge victory for the rebels.
  • Spokesperson for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) called the ceasefire a “joke” and said they will continue fighting until they have control over the entire region.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia face famine and disease, with humanitarian aid struggling to reach them. This week, an essential bridge in northern Tigray used as a supply route for aid was destroyed.
  • Because of the conflict, farmers are unable to grow their usual crops. This week, the United States said it would take further action against the Ethiopian government if the conflict worsens.
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130 Countries Sign Off on Global Minimum Corporate Tax of 15%

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  • A global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% has been agreed upon by officials from 130 countries, who signed today to implement the plan. The tax is aimed at making sure big companies, especially international and technology corporations, pay a fair amount.
  • All G20 countries signed the agreement, and are now expected to incorporate this proposal into their own nations. US President Joe Biden heavily pushed for this deal, as his government is trying to get support from Congress to raise taxes domestically.
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates that this proposal could create gains of at least $100 billion in global tax revenues yearly. Ireland, Hungary and Estonia did not agree to the proposal.
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El Salvador’s President Requests Minimum Wage Hike

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  • El Salvador’s President, Nayib Bukele, is requesting a 20% increase in minimum wage starting in August, in an effort to mitigate the results of global inflation on poor El Salvadorians.
  • The President’s plan includes subsidizing small and medium sized companies for 12 months to cover the increased cost associated with inflation, as opposed to having companies raise prices on customers.
  • The current minimum wage for El Salvadorians is $300 per month and must be increased every three years according to law.
  • Bukele has also ordered food handouts under a pandemic social program to help with rising costs associated with food purchases.
  • The President’s proposal will be reviewed by a specialized council comprising government leaders as well as independent business leaders.
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Communist Party Centenary in China Raises Slogans That it Will Not Back Down

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  • The Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 100th anniversary on Thursday, led by President Xi Jinping who addressed a crowd of 70,000 in Tiananmen Square.
  • The President delivered a speech marked by strong nationalism, stating China’s rise is “historic inevitability” and the nation will no longer be “bullied, oppressed, or subjugated” by foreign countries.
  • Mr. Xi also stated that the one party rule in China was central to its progress and unity, and attempts to change the current political landscape will have dire consequences.
  • “Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people” stated the President.
  • The President’s speech was marked by celebrations, canon salutes, and patriotic songs – and a rebuttal of recent criticism of China’s human rights policies.
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Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

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  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

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Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

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  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

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Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

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  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

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  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

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3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

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  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

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Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

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  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

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