Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 27, 2022
Daily briefing on the latest developments around the world
• At least five people were killed and over 500 injured after a grandstand collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia, local authorities said Sunday.
• A three-story section of the wooden stands lined with spectators fell during the traditional Corraleja bullfight festival held in the city of El Espinal located in the department of Tolima, some 146 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of the capital Bogota.
• The world's seven richest nations will announce a ban on Russian gold imports, US President Joe Biden said, as Moscow’s war on Ukraine continues.
• The leaders of the G7 countries on Sunday discussed how to fight fast-rising inflation while also maintaining growth and building pressure on the Russian economy with a price cap on its oil exports.
• Russia’s dangerous “Hunger games” is solely responsible for the global food crisis, European Council President Charles Michel said at the G7 summit.
• Since the start of Russia's war on Ukraine, the first in-person gathering of the world's seven leading economies kicked off in Germany on Sunday with leaders discussing the war-driven food and energy crises.
• Türkiye’s presidential spokesman said that Türkiye, NATO, Sweden and Finland will hold a quadruple leaders’ summit in Madrid this week as part of a pivotal NATO summit.
• Qatar is most likely to host upcoming talks between Iran and the US mediated by the European Union to close the remaining gaps in efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.
• Ecuador lifted a state of emergency that was imposed in six provinces amid an Indigenous-led strike, a government statement said.
• Hundreds of people took to the streets across Spain to protest the lack of an investigation into the deaths of up to 37 migrants trying to cross from Morocco into the Spanish exclave of Melilla.
• African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for an "immediate investigation" into the deaths of the migrants.
• Tunisia’s Ennahda movement has held the country’s president, Kais Saied, fully responsible for the safety of former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.
• Around 1,500 anti-NATO protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Sunday, just two days ahead of the 2022 NATO Summit.
• Torture is an "awful subject" that the media does not like to cover, according to Dr. Vivienne Nathanson, a member of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and former chair of its board.
• The use of torture is prohibited by the UN convention against torture and other cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment. But many countries still employ methods of torture, which include beatings, waterboarding, electric shock, rape, sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation and prolonged solitary confinement.
• The Uganda Red Cross is caring for 700 children who lost contact with their families in the wake of clashes between government forces and M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Saturday.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.