Politics

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Oz & McCormick race neck to neck in PA’s GOP Senate primaries
Pennsylvania's Lt. Governor John Fetterman has won the state's Democratic Senate primary elections. Meanwhile, with about 99% of the votes counted, the race for the Republican Senate primaries is too close to call.
 
US charges one American and four Chinese officials with espionage
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice stated a US citizen and four Chinese intelligence officers had been charged with spying on Chinese dissidents, human rights leaders, and pro-democracy activists residing in the United States. The indictment alleges Wang Shujun, of Queens, New York, used his status within the Chinese diaspora and dissident communities to collect information about activists on behalf of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS).
 
Top Ukrainian commanders refuse to surrender
On Wednesday, the Russian defense ministry claimed that 959 Ukrainian fighters from the Azovstal steelworks had surrendered since Monday. Recent figures reveal that six hundred ninety-four Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in the past 24 hours. A total of 109 of these are reported to have been wounded.
 
Finland and Sweden formally apply to NATO
On Wednesday, Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hailed it a "historic moment" and urged allies to quickly ratify the Nordic countries' memberships.
 
Lebanon parliamentary election results
The political party and insurgent group Hezbollah has lost its parliamentary majority in Lebanon. According to election results released Tuesday, 13 of Hezbollah's members of Parliament managed to maintain their seats.
 
Finland & Sweden announce intent to join NATO; Russia responds
Finland and Sweden have announced their intention to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), signaling a historic policy shift - one which was reportedly influenced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that while the two nations' NATO membership would be "no direct threat" to Russia, the territories' military infrastructure expansion would "certainly provoke" a response from Moscow.
 
Elisabeth Borne to be France’s first female PM in 30 years
On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Elisabeth Borne as the new Prime Minister. Borne is the former Labor Minister of France.
 
Trial of Michael Sussmann begins
On Monday, a jury was seated in the trial of former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann — the first trial stemming from Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. US District Judge Christopher Cooper presided over the first day of the Sussmann trial, which consisted of nearly eight hours of jury selection.
 
Lebanon conducts parliamentary elections on Sunday
On Sunday, Lebanon held its first parliamentary election since both the 2020 Beirut blast and the country's economic collapse, a collapse which plunged the majority of its population into poverty. A total of 718 candidates from 15 electoral districts are contesting the elections for a seat in Lebanon's 128-member parliament.
 
Sheikh Mohammed elected as president by the Federal Supreme Council
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. Sheikh Mohammed succeeds his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed who died on Friday.