The Guardian • Issue #2057

GLOBAL BRIEFS

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  • Issue #2057
Global briefs

NORWAY: A new report commissioned by the Norwegian police into a deadly shooting during Oslo’s annual LGBT Pride festival last year blasted Norway’s domestic security agency, saying it had intelligence an attack was imminent and could have prevented the bloodshed. The report focused on how the police and the Norwegian Police Security Service handled the 25th June 2022 attack in which two people were killed and 20 wounded.

SENEGAL: President Macky Sall has ordered an investigation to determine who was responsible for protests by supporters of a political opponent that turned deadly last week but said he was open to consulting with the parties involved. President Sall was making his first remarks about the unrest while speaking at a council of ministers meeting. The opposition says at least 19 were killed.

ROMANIA: Thousands of healthcare workers protested in Romania’s capital Bucharest to demand higher wages, more staff and improved working conditions. The Health Solidarity Federation, which organised the protest, said it was concerned that a “decline in real wages driven by inflation” would lead to a “decrease in the quality of healthcare” in Romania.

SOUTH SUDAN: A local representative says at least 13 people are dead and 21 have been wounded in clashes at a United Nations site in South Sudan for the protection of displaced civilians. The fighting erupted in the Malakal site between members of the Shilluk and Nuer ethnic groups.

ISRAEL: Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at scores of protesters who pelted the troops with stones along the border with Lebanon. Protesters tried to break through a fence in the rugged area overlooked by an Israeli military post.

SENEGAL: Authorities in the Senegalese capital Dakar have banned protests by supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. On 1st June Sonko was sentenced to two years in prison for “corrupting” a young woman in 2022. The move sparked violence which has so far claimed the lives of at least 16 people and injured hundreds. The protests were also plans by President Macky Sall to run for an unconstitutional third term in office. The opposition has vowed to hold the banned demonstrations.

UNITED STATES: Former president Donald Trump has been indicted on seven charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate. The development makes Trump the first former president in US history to face criminal charges by the federal government that he once oversaw.

BRITAIN: Rail union members have accepted a new pay deal at ScotRail. Members of the country’s largest rail union will receive a 5 per cent uplift in their basic salary, with the lowest paid receiving up to 8 per cent, alongside other benefits the union argues “added value to the overall pay package.” RMT union general secretary Mick Lynch said, “We have managed to negotiate this deal like many others on the railways including in Wales, the English regions and now Scotland.”

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