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152 views • September 18, 2023

World News Brief (Sept. 18)

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EU Urges Countries to Be Constructive on Grain The EU is urging countries to be constructive on grain, despite some countries saying a flood of grains and oilseeds has impacted local farmers' incomes. The European Commission is at odds with Poland, Hungary and Slovakia over banning grain imports from Ukraine. Brussels opted not to renew the ban last week. But Poland, Hungary and Slovakia fear the impact on their farmers. They've gone against the decision, and declared they will continue the ban. AUS Calls for Voluntary Code for Dating Apps Australia is calling for a voluntary code of conduct for dating apps with respect to data collection, reports of harm, and vulnerable users. The Australian government wants dating apps to boost safety for their users. They've been given until the end of June next year to come up with a voluntary code of practice. The Communications Minister has warned that the government will take regulatory and legislative measures if the code is not delivered. China's Foreign Minister Heads to Moscow China's Foreign Minister is heading to Moscow, while Putin may visit Beijing in October for a third Belt and Road forum. China's top diplomat is visiting Moscow for security talks. During his four-day trip, Wang Yi is expected to prepare a possible landmark visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing in October. The Moscow visit comes after Wang’s meeting with President Joe Biden's national security adviser over the weekend in Malta. Dozens Injured at Eritrean Event in Germany Dozens were injured at an Eritrean event in Germany at the weekend, with 6 police officers requiring treatment in hospital. Dozens of people, including at least 26 police officers, were injured during unrest in Stuttgart, Germany. The violence occurred over the weekend during a cultural festival of the African nation, Eritrea. Around 200 protesters threw stones, bottles, and other items at police officers and those participating in the event. It's the latest in a string of clashes surrounding Eritrean cultural events in Germany and elsewhere. Climate Activists Spray Paint on Brandenburg Gate Climate activists spray paint on Brandenburg Gate, though all 14 protesters were detained on site. Climate protesters sprayed orange paint on the columns of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate. The group Last Generation said the action was to protest a lack of government action on moving away from fossil fuels. Berlin's Mayor condemned the group’s actions, saying their tactics go beyond legitimate forms of protest.
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