Top 10 global news: Bipartisan U.S. senators announce gun control deal, and more

A bipartisan group of senators announced measures to control the recent increase in gun violence in the country. Russia claims to have destroyed a major US and European weapons depot in Ukraine using Kalibr cruise missiles.

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Exclusive | There is a man-made economic crisis in Sri Lanka, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka is currently going through the worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948 and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe believes that it is the fault of previous governments and politicians.

Sri Lanka

China, India work for peace along LAC, says Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe
Chinese Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that China and India have held 15 rounds of commander-level talks so far.

Wei Fenghe

Bipartisan U.S. senators announce deal on anti-gun violence measures
In the United States, a bipartisan group of senators announced measures on Sunday June 12 to control the recent increase in armed violence in the country.

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Russia Destroyed Major Western Arms Depot in Ukraine: Report
Russia claims to have destroyed a major US and European weapons depot in Ukraine using Kalibr cruise missiles, Reuters news agency quoted Interfax reported on Sunday (June 12th).


New problem for Ukraine? A gang specializing in smuggling ancient artifacts to Russia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already crossed 100 days and the Russian army has slowly taken control of a number of areas around Ukraine.


What’s in the name? Opening of rebranded McDonald’s restaurants in Russia – see photos
Three months after McDonald’s operations in Russia were suspended, hundreds of people flocked to its famous former outlet in Moscow’s Pushkin Square as the restaurant reopened on Sunday under Russian ownership and a new name.

Vkusno and tochka

Macron seeks majority in parliament vote as left mounts challenge
France voted in the first round of legislative elections on Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron hoping to secure a majority backing his reform plans while a resurgent and newly unified left seeks to thwart his ambitions.

Emmanuel Macron

Ukraine war: pro-Russian separatist leader says there is no pardon for Britons on death row
Denis Pushilin, who is the head of Ukraine’s Russia-backed region of Donetsk, said on Sunday (June 12) he saw no “grounds and preconditions” for pardoning two British nationals who were sentenced to death last week.

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Iranian currency drops to lowest value on record as nuclear deal issues continue
Iran’s national currency – the rial – saw a massive drop as it hit an all-time high against the US dollar. It is the rial’s worst fall since Iran was hit by new US sanctions in 2020.


China’s nukes are entirely for self-defense, says defense minister
China has said the primary purpose of its nuclear weapons is self-defense and while it has made “impressive progress” in expanding its nuclear arsenal over time, it has no intention of use them for another reason.


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