The City of Brooklyn Center to pay Daunte Wright’s family $3.25 mln
MN's City of Brooklyn Center has agreed to pay $3.25 million to Daunte Wright's family as a settlement. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer in 2021. However, attorneys for Wright's family stated, "The settlement will not be finalized until an agreement is also reached on substantial and meaningful non-monetary relief."
FINA approves new policy on transgender participation in women’s swimming
The world governing body for swimming, FINA, has passed a policy restricting the participation of transgender athletes in elite women's competitions. FINA will establish an "open" category for transgender athletes under the new policy.
Family and friends pay tribute to missing journalist and his guide
Journalist Dom Phillips, 57, and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, 41, went missing on June 5th in the Amazon. According to Brazilian police, a suspect led the officers to the place where two men were buried.
Russian flagship believed to be sunk by Ukrainian anti-ship missiles
The flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, the Moskva missile cruiser, sank while being towed after an apparent munitions explosion onboard. Moscow said the ship sank while being towed in stormy seas after a fire caused by an ammunition explosion.
China holds drills as US lawmakers visit Taiwan
On Friday, China stated it conducted military drills around Taiwan as a US Congressional delegation visited the island. China sent frigates, bombers, and fighter planes to the East China Sea and the area around Taiwan, according to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theatre Command.
Mariupol situation is critical after heavy Russian shelling
The situation in the port city of Mariupol is critical after heavy shelling. Russian sources say Mariupol is completely surrounded. UN News stated, "The United Nations refugee agency said it has “reacted swiftly” to help people forced to flee their homes when the south-eastern Ukrainian town of Mariupol came under rocket fire over the weekend, providing plastic sheeting for shelter construction."
UK can now impound Russian aircraft
On Wednesday, Britain impounded a private plane belonging to a Russian billionaire under the country's new aviation sanctions on Russia. Transport Minister Grant Shapps has announced a ban on Russian aircraft flying or landing in the UK.
Endurance22 Expedition finds Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ shipwreck
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-Irish polar explorer who embarked on a Trans-Antarctic Expedition on board his ship, the 'Endurance,' in 1914. Shackleton aimed to achieve the first crossing of Antarctica, from the Weddell Sea via the South Pole to the Ross Sea. However, the 'Endurance' became trapped in ice, broke apart, and sunk in the Weddell Sea in 1915.
PayPal shuts down its services in Russia
On Saturday, payments company PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) shut down its services in Russia, citing "the current circumstances." PayPal's suspension in Russia also applies to its money transfer tool Xoom. The Chief Executive Officer of PayPal, Dan Schulman, stated, "Under the current circumstances, we are suspending PayPal services in Russia."
Residents of Ukraine rush to flee the country
China is currently working on coordinating efforts to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine. A notice on the Chinese embassy in Ukraine reads as follows, "Our embassy has coordinated with the embassies in Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland to facilitate customs clearance for my citizens who travel from Ukraine to the above-mentioned countries."