World Panorama: Top 10 International News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Sri Lanka raised its fuel prices, exacerbating the public’s plight. Following the hike in fuel prices, petrol now costs 470 Sri Lankan rupees per litre and diesel costs 460 Sri Lankan rupees per litre. The price increase took effect at 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to the state-run refinery Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), which sells the fuel. Due to the gasoline shortage, the Sri Lankan government closed schools and non-essential government institutions for two weeks.
  • The G-7 summit was held on Monday in Germany’s Schloss Elmau Palace. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also accepted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ offer. Climate change, energy, health and food security, and gender equality were all discussed at the summit. Aside from that, important discussions were place on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the Indo-Pacific region. Without identifying Russia or Ukraine, Modi stated that the energy and food crises are escalating for a variety of reasons.
  • With the additions of Togo and Gabon, the Commonwealth of Nations currently has 56 members. The two historically French-speaking countries were formally admitted to the federation during the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit presided over by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. According to Patricia Scotland, the organization’s secretary general, admission is determined by a number of characteristics, including democratic procedure, strong leadership, and the rule of law.
  • Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla warrior who has promised tremendous social and economic transformation, has been elected President of Colombia. Petro is Colombia’s first left-wing presidential candidate. He received 50.4 percent of the vote, while his opponent, construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez, received 47.3 percent. Petro stood for president for the third time, and his victory adds the Andean country to the increasing list of Latin American nations that have elected progressives in recent years.
  • Pakistan will remain on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “grey list” of countries under enhanced scrutiny from the global money-laundering and terror-financing watchdog. Pakistan has been on the grey list of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force since June 2018 for failing to investigate money laundering that has resulted in terrorist financing, and has been assigned an action plan that must be completed by October 2019.
  • Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida will attend this month’s NATO summit in Madrid, becoming the country’s first leader to attend the top meeting of the transatlantic alliance.  Four months into Russia’s war in Ukraine, the 28–30 June gathering is seen as a critical moment for the 30 North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

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  • On June 24, the US Supreme Court struck down the constitutional protection women had of abortion 50 years ago. After this, President Joe Biden called this decision sad. In the ‘Roe v Wade’ case of 1973, crores of women got the constitutional right of abortion. On June 24, this right was taken away in the case ‘Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization’.
  • Russia has fired a missile at a shopping mall in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. So far 16 people have died in this attack, while more than 59 people have been injured. More than a thousand people were present in the mall when the attack took place. On Tuesday morning, the Chief of Ukraine Emergency Services gave information about the attack. He said that 25 people have been admitted to the hospital. The condition of the injured remains critical.
  • The coalition government of Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has collapsed. Now the fall of the government is certain and elections will be held soon. Let us tell you that a coalition government between the parties of PM Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is going on. Here elections will be held for the 5th time in 3 years. Both the leaders issued a joint statement saying that they would break the alliance. According to the agreement reached during the coalition, Yayir Lapid will be the caretaker prime minister until the next elections are held. Naftali Bennett is the leader of Israel’s right-wing Yamina Party.
  • The world’s richest man and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again in the news. This time the reason is his transgender daughter. His daughter has applied in court to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson and show her new gender identity on the new birth certificate. She says that she no longer lives with her biological father and does not want to have any relationship with him.