Morning Brief: Macron says Putin made ‘historic mistake’ by invading Ukraine and more

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had made a “historic and fundamental mistake” by invading Ukraine and was now “isolated”.

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Putin made ‘historic mistake’ by invading Ukraine: French President Emmanuel Macron

The French president repeated that we should not “humiliate Russia… so that the day the fighting stops, we can open a way out through diplomatic channels”. Macron also said he had not “ruled out” a visit to Kyiv.

Elon Musk’s Tesla hired a PR firm to monitor employees on Facebook: report

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Riots of January 6: Peter Navarro, former adviser to Trump accused of contempt of Congress

A former senior adviser to the former US president has been charged with contempt of Congress. Peter Navarro, faces a charge of refusing to cooperate with the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. An announcement regarding the contempt charges was made by the Justice Department on Friday.

June 4: Thirty-third anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

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