Morning Brief: Extreme heat wave in the United States, Canada and Denmark ends a 50-plus-year border dispute

Amid Russia’s blockade of Black Sea ports, US President Joe Biden said his administration was “working with European partners to bring to market 20 million tonnes of grain locked in Ukraine to help bring down the price foodstuffs”.

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We will build temporary silos at Ukrainian border to transport grain: Biden

Biden said “thousands of tons of grain” has been “locked up” in Black Sea ports, adding that it cannot be transported because “it is being pushed out of the water.”

Extreme heat wave in the United States: 100 million Americans urged to stay indoors

As a scorching, possibly record-breaking, heat wave swept through the central and eastern United States on Monday, more than 100 million Americans were under some type of heat warning or advisory.

‘Whiskey Wars’: Denmark and Canada end 50-year border dispute on Arctic island

Denmark and Canada have decided to officially end their more than 50-year “lightweight” dispute over an uninhabited Arctic island. Dubbed the “Whiskey Wars”, NATO allies had been fighting over Hans Island, located equidistant between Greenland and the Canadian island of Ellesmere, since 1971.

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