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Jun 19 2021 - 10:19 AM
Daily News From Around the World: 6/19/21

Good morning and Happy Juneteenth! Here are a few of today’s headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit. Enjoy!

The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Yellen Faces Latest Test as Skeptics Focus on Inflation

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has earned a reputation as a consummate economic policymaking professional. But with the latest inflationary woes, many on Wall Street and Capitol Hill have called into question her abilities to manage the US economy.

US Treasury Secretary and former Fed Chair Janet Yellen

The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Bishops on Path to Refuse Biden Holy Communion

Despite the express disapproval of the Vatican, conservative American bishops have pushed forward guidance on the sacrament of the Eucharist. They hope to deny President Biden, America’s second Catholic president, Holy Communion along with other politicians that support abortion.

The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Tories Fear ‘Blue Wall’ Seats at Risk After Lib Dem Victory

A controversial planning law that would strip local residents of their power to object to government development policy has created a rift within the conservative party and has led to a massive upset in two byelections in which the Liberal Democrats took once safely Tory seats. Now senior Tories have warned that the so-called “blue wall” of once safe seats in southern England are at risk.

The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Suga’s Growth Plan Met With Calls to Tackle Chronic Issues

The Japanese government unveiled a plan similar to that of predecessor Shinzo Abe’s, yet with a focus on economic security and preventing supply-chain disruptions amid tensions between the US and China. The plan also calls for full carbon neutrality by 2050. However, economists say that the plan does little to tackle the Japanese economy's inherent sluggishness.

The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY

U.S. Speeds Military Withdrawal In Mideast

The Biden administration is accelerating its withdrawal of US troop presence in the Middle East as it begins to focus more on the threats faced by China and Russia.

America has been deeply involved in the Middle East militarily since the attacks on 9/11


Yellen, courtesy of the Ford School of Public Policy at Flickr

American troops, courtesy of the National Guard at Flickr

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