Reuters World News: Biden heads to Saudi Arabia, Chinese economy curbs, more war crimes and aviation headaches

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A worker clears the road as part of preparations for the visit of US President Joe Biden, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 14, 2022
  • President Joe Biden will discuss energy supply, human rights and security cooperation in Saudi Arabia during a trip meant to reset US relations with a country he was once committed to to make a “pariah” on the world stage. Saudi Arabia has said it will open its airspace to all air carriers, paving the way for more overflights to and from Israel, in a move hailed by Biden.
  • Western officials have accused their Russian counterparts of war crimes after Russian missiles hit a Ukrainian town far behind the front lines in an attack that Kyiv officials say killed at least 23 people. Here’s what you need to know about the conflict right now.
  • Hundreds more people have been evacuated from their homes as wildfires ripped through land in France, Spain and Portugal, and European officials issued health warnings for the heat wave in the coming days. Britain’s weather forecaster issued its first-ever red ‘extreme heat’ warning for parts of England on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures are set to hit record highs, triggering a ‘national emergency’ level of alert.
  • The five remaining candidates for Britain’s prime minister will face off in the first of three televised debates, hoping a strong performance will boost their chances in a battle that has so far no clear favourite.
  • Italy may need a snap election to break a political deadlock, government officials have said, after Prime Minister Mario Draghi tendered his resignation following a mutiny by a coalition partner. A decade after Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ pledge saved the euro when he was head of the European Central Bank, Italy is once again in the midst of a debt crisis .
Witnesses are sworn in during a public hearing of the US House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, July 12, 2022
  • The US Secret Service deleted the text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 after they were requested by oversight officials investigating the agency’s response to the attack on the Capitol, the watchdog has claimed. of the agency. The Secret Service disputed the charge, saying some phone data was lost during a routine device migration, but all requested texts were saved.
  • The Indiana attorney general said he is investigating whether the Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio complied with state laws requiring physicians to report termination of pregnancy and suspected cases of child abuse.
  • Biden and other leading Democrats are pushing to make abortion a central issue as they try to retain control of Congress in the November election. But on the ground, some of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents are downplaying the problem.
  • The man accused of shooting dead 10 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York on May 14 has been charged with 27 federal hate crimes and firearms offenses, the Justice Department announced.
  • Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and the mother of his three oldest children, has died aged 73. She was instrumental in building Trump’s media image in the 1980s when they were one of New York. The hottest power couples in town.

People line up to enter a cafe in a Beijing shopping district on July 14, 2022.

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