Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – July 9, 2022

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.

• Japan lost a top political campaigner after the assassination of Shinzo Abe -- an influential politician and former prime minister.

• Russia vetoed a UN resolution to extend cross-border aid to Syria from Türkiye as the current mandate is set to expire Sunday.

• Tesla CEO Elon Musk is terminating a merger agreement to buy Twitter.

• As Boris Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and UK prime minister, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace tops an opinion poll of who should become the new leader of the party and the country.

• Police in Sri Lanka declared a curfew in the nation’s capital of Colombo, ahead of planned protests for the weekend.

• The US announced a new security assistance package worth $400 million to Ukraine, including High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, according to a senior Defense Department official.

• Canada imposed sanctions on Russian media and launched a new webpage to counter misinformation.

• Angola’s former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has died, according to the presidency. He was 79.

• The South Korean ruling party suspended its chairman’s membership on allegations of sexual bribery, according to media reports.

Source: Anadolu Agency