Ukraine to strengthen border defenses
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said defense will be strengthened on the Ukrainian side of the Belarusian border.
Belarus is allied with Russia. Russian forces entered Ukraine through Belarus when the war began in February 2022. Thousands of Russian soldiers are deployed in Belarus. However, experts believe that it is unlikely that any new attack will be launched from the country.
Novak Djokovic leads – the match is not over yet
Novak Djokovic held a two-set lead in his fourth round match against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon. The match ended at 11 pm yesterday, and today the rest of the match will be played against 17th seed Hubert Hurkacz. Djokovic leads in two sets – 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6).
The winner will face seventh seed Andrei Rublev of Russia in the quarter-finals.
Djokovic’s winning streak at Wimbledon stands at 31 matches, and stands 5-0 in head-to-head matches against Hurkacz.
A woman was waiting for the bus – she was shot down
A woman in her 60s was beaten and robbed of her property in central Kristiansand on Sunday night. The incident occurred while the woman was waiting for a bus at Festningsgata in Kvadraturen at 11 p.m.
Eyvind Formo in Agder police district told NTB that they are taking the incident very seriously.
– This is being investigated as theft or gross theft. No weapon was used or threatened, here only fists were used, he says.
Heavy rains and landslides claim lives in Japan
Heavy rains triggered landslides that have so far claimed at least one life on Kyushu Island in southwestern Japan. Tens of thousands have been evacuated.
NHK reported that a woman in her 70s lost her life when a landslide hit her home in Fukuoka Prefecture today. Three others were missing after a landslide hit two homes in Saga Prefecture.
Russia condemns the US decision on cluster munitions
The Russian Embassy in the United States condemns Washington’s decision last week to send cluster munitions to Ukraine. The United States has hereby pleaded guilty to war crimes, according to a statement from the embassy last night, Norwegian time.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of using cluster weapons in the war, which has now lasted more than 500 days.
The International Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibits the production and use of such weapons. Norway was the first country to sign the agreement, which entered into force in 2010. It has now been ratified by 111 countries, but not the USA, Russia or Ukraine among them.
Biden has arrived in the UK
US President Joe Biden has arrived in the UK. There, he will meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and King Charles later today.
Tonight, Biden heads to Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. There he will attend the most important event of the European trip, which is the NATO summit tomorrow and Wednesday. His European visit ends in Finland on Thursday.
Six stabbed to death in a kindergarten in China
Six people have been killed and another injured in a stabbing incident in a kindergarten in China, according to the BBC. A man has been arrested.
Kindergarten is located in Guangdong Province in the southeast of the country.
Police did not provide details of the dead and injured, according to the reports BBC.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested and police are now investigating the circumstances of the attack. So far, police have reported to BBC that this was a premeditated act.
The stabbing took place at 7.40 am on Monday, local time.
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