Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Aug. 17, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he will meet with the presidents of Türkiye and Ukraine in the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Aug. 18.

The US said many of the most pressing details to get Washington and Tehran to return to compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement have been generally agreed upon.

The EU is currently studying Tehran’s response to the latest proposal on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, said an EU official.

The US Army Corps of Engineers was sued by several environmental groups over its plans to expand a dredging project in the US territory of Puerto Rico.

A class action sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Canada made public includes the name of a Vatican cardinal who is considered a possible successor to Pope Francis.

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results of the presidential election, which he was declared to have lost.

Over a quarter of grain and other foodstuffs exported from Ukraine landed in Türkiye in the aftermath of a landmark deal reached to resume shipments from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, the UN said.

Five more ships carrying corn and wheat set off from Ukrainian ports under a recent landmark deal signed in Istanbul, according to Türkiye's National Defense Ministry.

France supported Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s demand for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed that the unipolar world has ended, saying Moscow's "special military operation" marked the era of transit to the multipolar structure.

Europe's natural gas imports from Russia decreased by about 70% to below 100 million cubic meters per day in July compared to the same month last year.

Rohingya refugees called on visiting UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet to actively engage the United Nations in creating a conducive environment in Myanmar for the sustainable repatriation of the persecuted minority to their home country.

President Joe Biden signed into law his party's sweeping package to overhaul the US’ policy on climate change and health care, calling it a blow to American special interests.

US first lady Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing "cold-like symptoms," the White House said.

Nearly 50 years later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized to Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather for her treatment at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, when she spoke up for Indigenous rights on stage.

A group of journalists and lawyers have sued the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its former director, Mike Pompeo, over allegations that they were placed under surveillance when they met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London.

Sweden will comply with the terms of a trilateral memorandum signed at a NATO summit in June to address Türkiye's concerns on terrorism, said the Scandinavian country's premier.

Greece's former president has held Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responsible for a surveillance scandal which has created a storm in the country's politics.

The European Parliament’s socialist group called for a full investigation and a plenary debate on Greece’s wiretapping scandal.

Italian top-tier football league Serie A launched an investigation against Hellas Verona for racist chants by fans of the club that targeted Napoli's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen during a match Monday.

More than 2,000 cases of racial discrimination were reported in Germany last year, according to a new report by the country’s top anti-discrimination agency.

Human rights groups and Muslim representatives expressed outrage over the release of 11 men serving life sentences for gang rape and murder during the 2002 Gujarat riots, which killed over 1,000 people, the majority of whom were minority Muslims.

The first case of monkeypox has been identified in Iran in a person from the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the Health Ministry said.

Turkish-made drones have heralded a "new way" in defense, said Hungary's technology minister.

Türkiye has always backed a political solution to the Syrian conflict, the Turkish foreign minister said.

The Estonian government announced its decision to remove all Soviet-era war monuments from public spaces in the eastern town of Narva.

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 75 people in Sudan and injured dozens since June, according to local authorities.

The Azerbaijani army on Monday discovered a minefield in the eastern Lachin region, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

The PKK/YPG terror group in northern Syria fired mortar shells at Turkish territory, according to security forces.

Israel acknowledged the killing of five Palestinian children in an aerial raid during the recent three-day offensive on the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported.

Source: Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Aug. 17, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he will meet with the presidents of Türkiye and Ukraine in the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Aug. 18.

The US said many of the most pressing details to get Washington and Tehran to return to compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement have been generally agreed upon.

The EU is currently studying Tehran’s response to the latest proposal on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, said an EU official.

The US Army Corps of Engineers was sued by several environmental groups over its plans to expand a dredging project in the US territory of Puerto Rico.

A class action sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Canada made public includes the name of a Vatican cardinal who is considered a possible successor to Pope Francis.

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results of the presidential election, which he was declared to have lost.

Over a quarter of grain and other foodstuffs exported from Ukraine landed in Türkiye in the aftermath of a landmark deal reached to resume shipments from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, the UN said.

Five more ships carrying corn and wheat set off from Ukrainian ports under a recent landmark deal signed in Istanbul, according to Türkiye's National Defense Ministry.

France supported Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s demand for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed that the unipolar world has ended, saying Moscow's "special military operation" marked the era of transit to the multipolar structure.

Europe's natural gas imports from Russia decreased by about 70% to below 100 million cubic meters per day in July compared to the same month last year.

Rohingya refugees called on visiting UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet to actively engage the United Nations in creating a conducive environment in Myanmar for the sustainable repatriation of the persecuted minority to their home country.

President Joe Biden signed into law his party's sweeping package to overhaul the US’ policy on climate change and health care, calling it a blow to American special interests.

US first lady Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing "cold-like symptoms," the White House said.

Nearly 50 years later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized to Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather for her treatment at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, when she spoke up for Indigenous rights on stage.

A group of journalists and lawyers have sued the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its former director, Mike Pompeo, over allegations that they were placed under surveillance when they met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London.

Sweden will comply with the terms of a trilateral memorandum signed at a NATO summit in June to address Türkiye's concerns on terrorism, said the Scandinavian country's premier.

Greece's former president has held Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responsible for a surveillance scandal which has created a storm in the country's politics.

The European Parliament’s socialist group called for a full investigation and a plenary debate on Greece’s wiretapping scandal.

Italian top-tier football league Serie A launched an investigation against Hellas Verona for racist chants by fans of the club that targeted Napoli's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen during a match Monday.

More than 2,000 cases of racial discrimination were reported in Germany last year, according to a new report by the country’s top anti-discrimination agency.

Human rights groups and Muslim representatives expressed outrage over the release of 11 men serving life sentences for gang rape and murder during the 2002 Gujarat riots, which killed over 1,000 people, the majority of whom were minority Muslims.

The first case of monkeypox has been identified in Iran in a person from the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the Health Ministry said.

Turkish-made drones have heralded a "new way" in defense, said Hungary's technology minister.

Türkiye has always backed a political solution to the Syrian conflict, the Turkish foreign minister said.

The Estonian government announced its decision to remove all Soviet-era war monuments from public spaces in the eastern town of Narva.

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 75 people in Sudan and injured dozens since June, according to local authorities.

The Azerbaijani army on Monday discovered a minefield in the eastern Lachin region, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

The PKK/YPG terror group in northern Syria fired mortar shells at Turkish territory, according to security forces.

Israel acknowledged the killing of five Palestinian children in an aerial raid during the recent three-day offensive on the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported.

Source: Anadolu Agency