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Justin Thomas wins his second PGA championship
On Saturday, Tiger Woods pulled out of the PGA Championship. Woods recorded his worst score ever on a PGA Tour, a 79, in the third round before withdrawing from the championship.
 
Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland
On Saturday, Russia halted natural gas to neighboring Finland after the Nordic country refused to pay supplier Gazprom in Rubles. Natural gas accounts for about eight percent of Finland's energy consumption, and most of it comes from Russia.
 
First two cases of monkeypox confirmed in Canada
Canada's public health agency has confirmed two cases of monkeypox in the country. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) stated, "Tonight, the Province of Quebec was notified that two samples received by the NML have tested positive for monkeypox. These are the first two cases confirmed in Canada."
 
Biden starts his six-day trip to Asia
US president began his six-day trip to South Korea and Japan to strengthen Indo-Pacific alliances amid China’s rise and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Friday evening, Biden landed at the Osan Air Base, 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) south of Seoul.
 
New community infections of Covid-19 found in Shanghai
New Covid-19 cases were reported in Shanghai outside the quarantined area after five days of zero-Covid. According to city officials, three new cases were found within the same family in Qingpu district. All the members were fully vaccinated.
 
Biden departs for his 1st presidential visit to the Indo-Pacific
On Thursday, President Joe Biden embarked on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan, marking his first presidential trip to the Indo-Pacific region. Biden will meet the newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and consult with officials on the challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
 
Eintracht Frankfurt wins the Europa final in Seville
Yesterday, Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers FC to win the Europa League. This is the German team's first European title in 42 years.
 
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).
 
US resumes Embassy operations in Kyiv
On May 18th, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that the US had officially resumed Embassy operations in Kyiv. The US had suspended Embassy operations in Ukraine's capital three months ago, a few days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
 
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.