Good afternoon! Once again, here are a few of today’s (English-language) headlines from around the world courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:
The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC
New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has replaced Liz Cheney as the Republican House Minority Whip following the latter’s ouster for refuting the claims of former President Donald Trump that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Stefanik stated that Trump was the leader of the Republican Party and vowed to push back on the Democrats’ “radical socialist” agenda.
House Minority Whip Elise Stefanik
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
Israeli airstrikes have caused the death toll in Gaza to climb to 120, including 31 Palestinian children. In the occupied West Bank IDF soldiers opened fire on protesters, killing seven. More than 200 homes and 24 schools have been destroyed according to the UN.
The Boston Globe, Published in Boston, MA
The Boy Mayor of Fall River, Jasiel Correia, who was elected to the position in 2016 at the age of twenty-three, has been found guilty on 21 charges including wire fraud, filing false tax returns, and extortion. Correia was taking bribes from marijuana companies attempting to open dispensaries in Fall River and defrauding investors of a smartphone app he helped create.
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
Sources within the White House state that President Biden takes a very careful, deliberative approach when deciding on a course of action, demanding hours of policy debate and discussion before making up his mind. “He has a kind of mantra: ‘You can never give me too much detail,’” says National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, has expanded the country’s third state of emergency since the beginning of the pandemic to include three additional prefectures. This brings the number of prefectures officially in a state of emergency to nine, as Covid infection rates soar to unprecedented levels in parts of the country.
Stefanik, courtesy of Stuart Isett/Fortune Conferences at Flickr
Jake Sullivan, courtesy of Ellen Wallop/Asia Society at Flickr