Good morning and here are a few of today’s headlines from English language newspapers around the world. These stories come to us courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:
Politico, Published in Arlington, VA
Infrastructure investment talks appear to have hit a deadend as Republicans question whether to even bother proposing a counteroffer (there is currently a $1.5 trillion difference between the Republican and Democratic infrastructure bills) and Democrats remain skeptical that anything Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to would be at all palatable. “We’re too far apart. Because I think Mitch’s ultimate purpose is not compromise but delay and mischief… it’s time to move on.” Said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, along with many other Democratic senators, believes the party should go it alone on infrastructure
The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC
Following the Belarussian government’s forcing of a Ryanair passenger jet down to arrest a dissident journalist, the European Union has ordered a ban on air travel to the country. EU leaders are also preparing targeted sanctions against Belarussian officials.
Alexander Lukashenko, Belarussian Dictator
Haaretz, Published in Tel Aviv, Israel
Two weeks ago, a mob assaulted an Arab man in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam. Now three of the men who participated in the assault have been indicted on acts of terrorism.
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
Sasha Johnson, a Black Lives Matter activist, was shot in the head on Sunday after four men forced their way into a party she was attending. Police have stated the shooting was likely unintended and not due to her activism.
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
Two vaccination sites have opened in Japan’s two largest cities. The vaccination sites have the combined capacity to administer 15,000 shots a day, helping Japan increase its inoculation rate, the lowest in the developed world.
Lukashenko, courtesy of Wikimedia
Senator Whitehouse, courtesy of the Center for American Progress at Flickr