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Kim Jong-un prepares for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with the US – BBC News

North Korea had earlier snubbed efforts by the Biden’s administration to establish diplomatic talks.

  1. Kim Jong-un prepares for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with the USBBC News
  2. North Korea must prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with USGMA News
  3. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un describes nation’s food situation as ‘tense’South China Morning Post
  4. Kim Jong-un admits North Korea facing a ‘tense’ food shortageBBC News
  5. Kim Jong Un warns that North Korea is running out of food as reports say a bunch of bananas now costs $45Business Insider
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Biden finds his comfort zone on the world stage in first international trip as president – CNN Philippines

For the last week, as he jetted from the rocky outcroppings of coastal England to the glass hallways of NATO to the Swiss manor house where he met Putin, Biden slipped comfortably into a club of world leaders he’s long sought to join.

  1. Biden finds his comfort zone on the world stage in first international trip as presidentCNN Philippines
  2. Biden lashes out at CNN reporter over Putin comments – BBC NewsBBC News
  3. Russia Ready For Further Dialogue If US Is Willing: Vladimir PutinNDTV
  4. Super powers are super reckless (and foolish)Al Jazeera English
  5. It used to feel that life hung in the balance during US-Russia summits. No longerThe Guardian
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A tiny Taiwan island could be trigger for US-China clash – ABS-CBN News

Some of the People’s Liberation Army planes, including bombers, fighter jets and surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, flew east from the Chinese coast around the southern tip of Taiwan. The rest broke off and briefly darted further south towards tiny Pratas Island in the South China Sea before …

  1. A tiny Taiwan island could be trigger for US-China clashABS-CBN News
  2. Pushing against China, US lawmakers plan pro-Taiwan billRappler
  3. Japan to outline concerns over China’s maritime strength in defence white paperSouth China Morning Post
  4. Low probability of China trying to seize Taiwan in near term, says top US generalABS-CBN News
  5. China has ‘little intent’ to take over Taiwan by force – Top US generalExpress
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Israeli air raids target Gaza for second time since ceasefire – Al Jazeera English

Civil administration building, sites belonging to armed Palestinian groups and agricultural field targeted, sources say.

  1. Israeli air raids target Gaza for second time since ceasefireAl Jazeera English
  2. Israel launches air strikes on Gaza, says Israeli armyABS-CBN News
  3. Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for fire balloonsINQUIRER.net
  4. Israel launches new airstrikes on Gaza in response to incendiary balloonsThe Guardian
  5. IDF strikes Gaza for second time this week, after incendiary balloons spark eight fires in southern IsraelCNN
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To push back against Chinese aggression, give Taiwan vaccines – The Washington Post

The world can’t let China block Taiwan from getting vital medical help in a pandemic.

  1. A tiny Taiwan island could be trigger for US-China clashABS-CBN News
  2. Pushing against China, US lawmakers plan pro-Taiwan billGMA News
  3. Why PLA’s latest Taiwan sortie suggests it is expanding its rangeSouth China Morning Post
  4. Low probability of China trying to seize Taiwan in near term, says top US generalABS-CBN News
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California prepares for a long wildfire season as record heat parches the state – CNN Philippines

As record heat bakes the Southwest and an intensifying drought tightens its grip, vegetation in California has dried to historic levels, putting the region at even greater risk of wildfires, officials say.

  1. California prepares for a long wildfire season as record heat parches the state
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The handshake after COVID-19 — Good riddance or welcome back? – ABS-CBN News

One of the most striking takeaways from the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva was their fulsome handshake — a rare moment of physical human contact.

  1. The handshake after COVID-19 — Good riddance or welcome back?
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Low probability of China trying to seize Taiwan in near term, says top US general – ABS-CBN News

The United States is Taiwan’s strongest international backer and main source of arms, which angers China.

  1. Low probability of China trying to seize Taiwan in near term, says top US generalABS-CBN News
  2. Pushing against China, US lawmakers plan pro-Taiwan billGMA News
  3. A tiny Taiwan island could be trigger for US-China clashSouth China Morning Post
  4. After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to ‘collusion’INQUIRER.net
  5. An invasion isn’t the only threat from China that Taiwan and the US have to worry aboutBusiness Insider
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Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily editor, directors, raid HQ | AJ #shorts – Al Jazeera English

Hundreds of officers search group’s headquarters after five arrested under National Security Law, accused of ‘collusion with foreign forces’.Subscribe to our…

  1. Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily editor, directors, raid HQ | AJ #shortsAl Jazeera English
  2. HK national security police arrest Apple Daily executives, seize reporting materialsABS-CBN News
  3. Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newsroom raided by 500 officers over national security lawINQUIRER.net
  4. US condemns Hong Kong’s arrest of Apple Daily executivesSouth China Morning Post
  5. Apple Daily: The Hong Kong tabloid that dared to challenge ChinaABS-CBN News
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‘Mega-heat wave’ is peaking in the West, breaking records and intensifying drought, fires – The Washington Post

Climate change has made the situation worse, scientists say.

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    Respect Israel-Hamas truce – UN – The Manila Times

    GAZA CITY: United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called for the full respect of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and militant groups led by the Islamic…

    1. Respect Israel-Hamas truce – UNThe Manila Times
    2. Israel strikes in Gaza after fire balloons launched – BBC NewsBBC News
    3. Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza in first attack since May fightingABS-CBN News
    4. Gaza recycles rubble as Israel upholds ban on construction goodsAl Jazeera English
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    Japan to issue jab passport starting in July – The Manila Times

    CHIBA: Japan said on Thursday it will start issuing vaccine passports beginning next month for Japanese travelers as governments around the world experiment with ways to relaunch…

    1. Japan to issue jab passport starting in JulyThe Manila Times
    2. Japan to start issuing vaccine passports in JulyABS-CBN News
    3. Japan To Issue Vaccine Passports To Citizens For Travelling AbroadNDTV
    4. Japan to issue Covid-19 vaccine passport for travel abroadThe Straits Times