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Apr 22 2021 - 01:35 PM
Daily New From Around the World: 4/22/21

Good afternoon! Here are a handful of headlines, as usual courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” section. Israel is likely to undergo its fifth election in roughly two years, Britain is beset by a lobbying scandal, Putin attempts to distract from growing opposition at home by stressing crisis abroad, politicians on Capitol Hill are trying to get a police reform package done, and California is undergoing a “megadrought” according to climatologists.


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

As Putin Taunts West, Russians Taunt Putin


Tens of thousands of Russians protested on Wednesday to urge the release of Alexei Navalny as President Vladimir Putin issued a state-of-the-nation address accusing the West of aggression and rattling the sabres over the crisis in Ukraine. 


Ukrainian troops at the height of the crisis in 2015


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

After Verdict, Fresh Urgency on Capitol Hill


There is renewed hope for a federal police reform bill following the verdict against Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis yesterday. Democrats are working with Republican Senator Tim Scott, who drafted the Republican police reform bill in the wake of George Floyd’s death last summer and which was blocked by Democrats, in the hopes of taking advantage of a brief window of opportunity to do so.


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Johnson ‘Is Constantly Lobbied By Text’


The fallout from the Greensill lobbying scandal continues as it has been discovered that the Prime Minister remains in regular contact with billionaires and other business leaders via undisclosed WhatApp and other text messaging services.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson


Haaretz, Published in Tel Aviv, Israel

With Two Weeks Left to Form Government, Netanyahu Escalates Attack on Bennett


The leader of a seven-seat minority party has stated that -- should Netanyahu fail to form a right-wing governing coalition and force Israel into a fifth election (its fifth in roughly the past two years) -- he will attempt to form a national unity government.


The Los Angeles Times, Published in Los Angeles, CA

A New Dry Spell or an Overlong Event?


A group of researchers claim that the West Coast has been undergoing a “megadrought” for the past two decades and that climate change is the cause.


Images

Ukrainian troops, courtesy of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at Flickr

Boris Johnson, courtesy of Number 10 at Flickr

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