World News Roundup: Oslo gay bar shooting won’t stop fight for equal rights – Norwegian Prime Minister; UK’s Boris Johnson: The cost of Russian victory in Ukraine is too high and more
Here is a summary of current global news briefs.
Oslo gay bar shooting won’t stop fight for equal rights
A gunman’s murderous rampage at a gay bar and another venue in central Oslo on Saturday will not end the fight for the rights of all people to live a free and safe life, the prime minister said on Sunday. Norwegian Jonas Gahr Stoere.
On Sunday, police also questioned the suspect, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent, for the second time since his arrest.
UK’s Boris Johnson: The cost of Russian victory in Ukraine is too high
World leaders must recognize the price of supporting Ukraine, including soaring energy and food costs, but must also recognize that the price of allowing Russia to win would be much higher, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Speaking at the start of a Group of Seven summit on Sunday, Johnson said the West must maintain unity in the face of aggression from Moscow.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he intended to stay in power until the middle of the next decade, despite calls for his resignation, which would make him the country’s longest serving leader in 200 years . Earlier this month, Johnson survived a confidence vote by Tory lawmakers in which 41% of his fellow parliamentarians voted to oust him, and he is under investigation for intentionally misleading parliament In error.
Prince Charles followed the rules on charitable donations, according to his office
Charitable donations accepted by Britain’s Prince Charles have been handled properly, his office said after a newspaper reported he had received 3 million euros ($3.2 million) in cash from a former Qatari prime minister, some of them in shopping bags. The Sunday Times said Charles accepted three batches of cash given to him personally by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani between 2011 and 2015.
Russia steps up missile strikes on Ukraine as G7 leaders meet
Russian missiles hit a building and a kindergarten in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Sunday in strikes that US President Joe Biden called “barbarism” as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss new sanctions on Moscow . Up to four explosions rocked central Kyiv in the early hours of the morning, in the first such attack on the city in weeks. Two more explosions were heard in the southern outskirts of the city later in the day, a Reuters reporter said.
Pats on the back, all smiles as Macron and Johnson seem to bury the hatchet for the G7
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to bury the hatchet on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 summit a year after the two clashed over Brexit including Northern Ireland. Although the issue remains in the public eye, French officials said the Northern Ireland protocol did not form part of the bilateral talks on Sunday and instead the two sides decided to improve relations, by concentrating in their joint efforts to help Ukraine in its war against Russia.
Biden fends off criticism of Scholz’s leadership, praises Chancellor
US President Joe Biden thanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for his leadership on the Ukraine crisis when they met at a Bavarian alpine retreat on Sunday ahead of a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies that aims to send a message of unity. Critics including Kyiv and its Western allies have accused Germany of dragging its feet in supporting Ukraine, a charge Scholz has denied.
In Gaddafi’s hometown, little hope for Libya’s future
Residents of the ruins of Sirte’s 600 Block neighborhood have been waiting years for help to remove rubble and rebuild war-damaged homes, but despite a new Libyan government making the city its headquarters, they have little hope of change. They live in flats where bullet holes let in winter cold and summer heat into shell-riddled buildings that seem structurally fragile.
Iran tests Zuljanah satellite launcher for second time – Xinhua English.news.cn
Iran tested its Zuljanah satellite launcher for research purposes for the second time on Sunday, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that the first launch was carried out in early 2021. was not yet clear whether today’s launch was successful.
Biden says G7 must stick together as gold sanctions target Putin’s ‘war machine’
US President Joe Biden told his allies “we have to stick together” against Russia, as world leaders gathered on Sunday for a G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps that will be dominated by the war in Ukraine and its painful impact on food and energy supplies across the world. . At the start of the meeting, four members of the Group of Seven rich countries decided to ban imports of Russian gold as part of efforts to tighten sanctions on Moscow and cut off its means of financing the invasion of the ‘Ukraine.
(With agency contributions.)