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Weekend mail / 2 lines: What mattered to the world

Weekend mail / 2 lines: What mattered to the world

Good morning! Politiko.al based on reports of American newspapers, brings you a flash of news from the world in 'Morning Post'. To receive 'Post' every morning by email write us at  [email protected]

The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday entered the building despite confronting an armed security officer, state police officials discovered. He then injured two police officers and was involved in a scuffle inside the school for more than an hour, officials said.

. Seventy-six migrants were presumed dead after a boat sank off the coast of Tunisia, the UN migration agency said yesterday. Of the 100 people on board, 24 were rescued. One person was found dead in the water; others remain missing and are unlikely to be found.  

■ Vladimir Putin visited the wounded Russian soldiers in a military hospital for the first time since the beginning of the occupation.

. Finnish and Swedish envoys to Turkey met with officials to address Turkish opposition to their NATO bids.

. Germany said it would keep coal plants open in case Russia cuts off gas supplies.

. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, has declared a state of emergency due to the war in Ukraine, a pretext to allow him to expand his power.

. Israel told US officials it was responsible for the killing of an Iranian military officer, Sayad Khodayee.

. China is pursuing a comprehensive agreement with 10 Pacific island states that would significantly expand its regional influence.

. At least 11 newborns were killed by a fire in a neonatal unit of a regional hospital in Senegal.

A report on the noisy festivities held on Downing Street during the blockades in Britain seems unlikely to lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

■ Donald Trump reacted positively to the "Hang Mike Pence" calls from Jan. 6 protesters in the Capitol, witnesses told the House of Representatives panel investigating the attack.

Trump-backed candidates lose preliminary vote in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp defeated David Perdue and will face Stacey Abrams in the fall, a 2018 rematch.

. A romantic novelist who wrote a blog post titled "How to kill your husband" was convicted of killing her husband.

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