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UK approves order to extradite WikiLeaks founder
On Friday, the British government approved Julian Assange's extradition order. Assange faces spying charges in his home country, the US, and has been on the run for roughly a decade.
 
Major boost for Ukraine’s European Union candidacy
On Friday, the European Union's executive block said it believed Ukraine should be formally considered for candidate status in the bloc. European Commission President Ursula von del Leyen said, "Good work has been done," but more is needed.
 
China launches aircraft carrier Fujian
China launched its third aircraft carrier Fujian on Friday with champagne, ribbons, and water cannons. Fujian, named after the coastal province, is China's most advanced aircraft carrier.
 
Countries presented with trade deal package at WTO talks
On Friday, the 164-member World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to an "unprecedented" package of trade deals after failed negotiations had extended its first high-level meeting in years. The deals were hashed out over five days of bargaining at the conference of over 100 trade ministers and are seen as a test of the ability of nations to strike multilateral trade deals amid high geopolitical tensions.
 
France’s Macron, Germany’s Scholz, Italy’s Draghi & Romania’s Iohannis visit Kyiv
On Thursday, France's President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis visited Kyiv to show solidarity with Ukraine. While there, Macron announced that the four European nations backed Ukraine's bid for immediate candidate status in the European Union (EU).
 
Elon Musk addresses Twitter employees for first time
On Thursday, Elon Musk addressed Twitter (TWTR.N) employees for the first time. Musk projected a need for "rationalization of headcount" but offered few other new details about his $44 billion takeover of the social media company.
 
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.
 
NASA mission discovers two new planets
Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), scientists have discovered two new rocky planets 33 light-years away. The two "super-Earths" are among the closest-known terrestrial planets found outside our solar system to date. The two planets - dubbed "HD 260655 b" (Planet b) and "HD 260655 c" (Planet c) - are orbiting a red dwarf star called "HD 260655."
 
FIFA announces 2026 World Cup match venues in the US, Canada, and Mexico
On Thursday, FIFA announced the 2026 World Cup match sites, including 16 cities across the US, Mexico, and Canada. The association picked 11 cities in the US, 2 in Canada, and 3 in Mexico to host the World Cup games.
 
NATO defense ministers meet to discuss arms supply for Ukraine
NATO member nations' defense ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss weapon deliveries to Ukraine. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also attended the meeting. Austin stated regarding the current situation in Ukraine, "We can't afford to let up, and we can't lose steam. The stakes are too high. Ukraine is facing a pivotal moment on the battlefield... Russia is using its long-range fires to try to overwhelm Ukrainian positions."