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Top 10 global news: EU to grant ‘candidate status’ to Ukraine, fate of FATF and Pakistan, etc.

The United States has approved Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for children as young as six months old. The European Commission recommended on Friday June 17 that Ukraine be officially named a “candidate” for EU membership. Pakistan will remain on the “grey list” until the Financial Action Task Force’s on-site visit.

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COVID-19: US approves Pfizer and Moderna shots for children as young as 6 months old
The United States has approved Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for children as young as six months old. The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday (June 17) granted emergency clearance for the use of Pfizer and Moderna jabs in younger children.

Pfizer and Moderna

“Manipulation”: Russia criticizes the European Union’s decision to grant “candidate status” to Ukraine
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused Brussels of “manipulating” Ukraine after the European Commission recommended on Friday (June 17th) that Ukraine be officially named a “candidate” for EU membership.

Russia

Pakistan will remain on ‘grey list’ until FATF on-site visit
Pakistan will remain on the ‘grey list’ until the Financial Action Task Force’s on-site visit, the global body said on Friday (June 17) at an ongoing four-day FATF plenary session in Berlin, Germany. .

Pakistan

No more free entry: Ukraine to launch visas for Russians from July 1, says Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday (June 17) that Kyiv wants to introduce visas for Russians from July 1.

Volodymyr Zelensky

Extradition of Julian Assange to US receives green signal from UK
In a setback for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the US government’s request to extradite him on charges including spying.

Julian Assange

COVID-19: Thailand waives registration of foreign tourists and drops mask rule
Thailand announced on Friday it would drop rules requiring people to wear masks outdoors and no longer require foreign visitors to register before traveling as the kingdom seeks to attract tourists.

Thailand

Taipei cuts traffic light wait time to relieve summer heat
Authorities in Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, have reduced waiting times at traffic lights. The measure was taken to prevent discomfort and illness among pedestrians who would wait in the hot summer sun.

taipei

France no longer receives Russian gas via pipelines, network operator says
France has not received Russian natural gas via pipeline since June 15, said GRTgaz, a network operator.

GRTgaz

Kim Kardashian Not Responsible for Damage to Marilyn Monroe’s Dress, Says Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Kim Kardashian turned heads at this year’s Met Gala when she wore Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress.

Kim Kardashian

UNBELIEVABLE! ODI champions England score 498/4 against the Netherlands and record the highest total in the format
England managed by Eoin Morgan etched their name in the history books by recording the highest ODI tally on Friday June 17 at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen.

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