The good news about 'giant viruses' found in the Arctic Circle (www.popsci.com)

“Giant viruses” sound like some sort of terrifying science fiction creation. But while some of the world’s largest viruses can certainly cause problems if they make their way into humans, others content themselves with infecting algae and other microbes. In doing so, they can prove surprisingly beneficial for our...

Rwanda opposition leader barred from standing against president (www.theguardian.com)

A prominent opponent of the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has been barred from standing in next month’s election to challenge his three-decade rule. Diane Rwigara, the leader of the People Salvation Movement, who was also barred in 2017, launched her election bid in May and submitted her candidacy last week. Her name was...

India's heatwave longest ever, worse to come (www.news24.com)

India's heatwave is the longest ever to hit the country, the government's top weather expert said Monday as he warned people will face increasingly oppressive temperatures. Parts of northern India have been gripped by a heatwave since mid-May, with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius. "This has been the longest spell...

Milorad Dodic (President of the Republika Srpska): We will hold a Referendum on the independence of Republika Srpska from Bosnia and Herzegovina (sarajevotimes.com)

The President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik said that a referendum on the independence of the Republika Srpska from Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held, and its date has yet to be determined....

ICC prosecutor warns of war crimes committed in Darfur's al-Fashir (www.theeastafrican.co.ke)

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor is urgently investigating allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Darfur city of al-Fashir which has become a new front between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF)....

Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study (www.theguardian.com)

Microplastic pollution has been found in all human semen samples tested in a study, and researchers say further research on the potential harm to reproduction is “imperative”. Sperm counts in men have been falling for decades and 40% of low counts remain unexplained, although chemical pollution has been implicated by many...

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Casting ballots in 27 countries, voters largely backed centrists in European Parliament elections, but far-right parties made serious inroads in France and Germany. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/eu-elections-far-right/

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Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy group won the most votes in the European parliamentary election in Italy over the weekend. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/italy-pm-meloni-eu-vote/ #worldnews #politics #italy #giorgiameloni #eu #europe

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In South Korea, shamans, once stigmatized, are gaining popularity on social media as they address modern anxieties, especially among the younger generation. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/society/south-korea-shamans-tradition-social-media/

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U.S. President Joe Biden paid respects at a cemetery in France for American soldiers who died in World War I that Donald Trump famously didn't visit six years ago. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/biden-isolationism-war-cemetery/ #worldnews #politics #us #france #wwi #donaldtrump #joebiden #isolationism

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The BJP Party won the general election but their loss of an absolute legislative majority looks a lot like a defeat. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/06/09/world/indian-election-winners-losers/

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What else if not shoddy customer service would you expect from a nation that reveres "Fawlty Towers," a sitcom based on an ill-tempered hotel manager? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/06/09/world/uk-bad-customer-service-why/ #commentary #worldnews #uk #britisheconomy

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American economic security is at cross-purposes with the rules-based order that aims to achieve global security by boosting countries' welfare. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/06/09/world/economic-security-us-interdependence/

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After a crushing defeat in the European Parliament election, French President Emmanuel Macron called a snap legislative ballot in a desperate bid to stop the rise of his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/macron-vote-le-pen-french-advance/ #worldnews #politics #france #emmanuelmacron #marinlepen

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Benny Gantz resigned from Israel’s emergency government and called for elections, criticizing Prime Minister Netanyahu over his handling of the war against Hamas. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/gantz-quits-israel-government/

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Russian officials have increasingly been threatening not to extend the visas of African students and young workers unless they agree to join its military and fight against Ukraine, sources say. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/russia-africans-war-ukraine/

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suffered massive defeats in the European Parliament, though center-left and center-right parties across Europe are set to preserve their majority in the European Union-wide ballot. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/10/world/politics/macron-scholz-far-right-eu-elections/ #worldnews #politics #europe #germany #france #olafscholz #emmanuelmacron #eu #marinelepen

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Centrist Benny Gantz resigns from Israel’s war Cabinet over lack of postwar Gaza plans. Read more from the Associated Press.
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As the war in Ukraine, migration and climate policy weigh on the minds of Europeans, tens of millions across the continent voted Sunday in the EU's parliamentary elections. AP has more, including the voting bloc’s expected shift to the right. https://flip.it/nzSqb5
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Arctic wind turbine project aims to bring more green energy to Nunavut (nunatsiaq.com)

To reduce Nunavut’s dependency on diesel fuel, researchers are trying to use the territory’s gusty weather to develop a wind turbine specifically to generate power for Arctic buildings. “I think it is a really viable [energy] option,” said Jill Hass, an engineer and clean energy manager with Polar Knowledge Canada, the...

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Voting began across Europe Sunday on the final — and biggest — day of marathon EU elections, with balloting due in 21 countries, including France and Germany. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/09/world/politics/eu-elections/ #worldnews #politics #eu #elections #european

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North Korea resumed flying balloons on Saturday in a likely attempt to drop trash on South Korea again — two days after South Korean activists floated their own balloons to scatter propaganda leaflets in the North. AP reports on the ongoing discord between the two countries. https://flip.it/EB4T4Y
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