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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 11, 2022

Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye, other developments

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 11.05.2022
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 11, 2022

ANKARA 

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

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he would reverse former President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter, calling the decision "morally bad" as well as "foolish in the extreme."

NASA released stunning satellite images of a nearby galaxy to the Milky Way which has never been seen with such clarity before by the human eye.

The international community insists on a UN-brokered comprehensive political solution for Syria, said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

In less than 50 years, the growing frequency of extreme weather events could make one out of every three people worldwide into climate migrants, a Turkish social scientist warned.

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Russian energy company Gazprom said Tuesday that it has been notified by the Ukrainian operator about the termination of gas transit through the Sokhranivka entry point starting Wednesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov landed in Algeria as the two countries mark the 60th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has expressed "full support" for a probe into Russia's "war crimes" in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s president thanked Germany and the Netherlands for the comprehensive support they have provided to his country since Russia launched the war.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that a visit to Ukraine made him aware of a convergence of global crises like the war there, the coronavirus pandemic, a worldwide food and energy crisis and migration and climate issues that need solving with "real global leadership."

Neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists committed 21,964 crimes in Germany last year, the government said Tuesday.

The British government introduced new and controversial legislation through the deliverance of the Queen’s Speech in the House of Lords.

Thousands of soldiers flanked by police patrolled the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, to enforce a curfew a day after violent clashes between security forces and protesters killed eight people, including a ruling party parliamentarian and a police officer, according to local media.

China warned that it would not accept any action that undermines peace and security in the region.

China was the only exception as Asian stock markets closed with losses Tuesday, while European exchanges were on the rise after a bruising recent few days.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accepted the resignation of the country's government.

The US State Department sought to downplay on Tuesday changes to its website's section on Taiwan amid an uproar from China.

Turkiye and Kazakhstan will reach their targeted $10 billion bilateral trade volume as the volume doubled since the previous year, the Turkish president said.

The first official visit to Turkiye by Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, which began on Tuesday, is expected to herald a new era in the two countries' relations.

Lithuania’s president criticized his French counterpart’s suggestions on establishing a “European political community” amid Russia’s ongoing war on Ukraine.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said gun homicides in the US spiked 35% during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the highest rate in more than a quarter of a century.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tel Aviv is not seeking a military confrontation.

EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Brexit Agreement cannot be renegotiated.

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