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Friday morning information - July 8, 2022 | WORLD - WORLD Information Group

For WORLD Radio, I am Anna Johansen Brown. 

Boris Johnson resigns » British Prime Minister Boris Johnson nonetheless resides at 10 Downing Avenue for now, however he’ll quickly pack to go away.

Johnson stated Thursday he would stay in workplace whereas the Conservative Social gathering chooses his successor, although critics stated he ought to depart sooner.

JOHNSON: And the timetable can be introduced subsequent week. And I’ve immediately appointed a cupboard to function I’ll till a brand new chief is in place.

Johnson agreed to step down as a result of scandal. A latest report confirmed that he knew about certainly one of his colleague’s alleged sexual misconduct and promoted him anyway.

Throughout his three-year tenure, Johnson oversaw the tip stage of Brexit and the U.Ok. response to each the pandemic and the battle in Ukraine.

Griner pleads responsible » In a Russian courtroom Thursday, WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded responsible to drug possession and smuggling, however stated she didn’t intend to commit a criminal offense.

Russian police detained her exterior of an airport in February for allegedly having hashish oil in her bag, which she stated she packed by mistake.

The U.S. says it’s making an attempt to get Griner launched. Right here’s John Kirby with the nationwide safety council:

KIRBY: We proceed to work this very very aggressively. It’s very a lot high of thoughts for the president and admittedly the entire nationwide safety crew.

Over 99 % of individuals charged with a criminal offense in Russia are discovered responsible and an skilled stated it’s nearly all the time greatest to plead responsible to attempt to get a lesser sentence.

Russia’s “operational pause” » Russian president Vladimir Putin stated Thursday his military is taking time to relaxation and recuperate.

Analysts have confirmed the assertion, saying Wednesday was the primary time in 133 days that Russia didn’t take extra Ukrainian territory.

ZELENSKY: [Speaking in Ukrainian]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated in his nightly tackle, “We is not going to surrender our land—your complete sovereign territory of Ukraine can be Ukrainian.”

Russia continues to be shelling villages and Putin stated his nation has barely began its motion towards Ukraine.

Jobless claims rise » The stacks of jobless claims at employment departments throughout the nation grew by 235,000 final week. That, in response to a Division of Labor report Thursday. WORLD’s Josh Schumacher studies.

JOSH SCHUMACHER, REPORTER: This report marks 5 weeks in a row that new unemployment advantages functions have topped 230,000. The persevering with variety of unemployed people is at round 1.3 million.

Job openings for the month of Might dropped barely to 11.3 million.

Some firms—comparable to Tesla, Netflix, and Carvana—have introduced hundreds of looming job cuts as nicely.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Josh Schumacher.

Biden awards Medal of Freedom to 17 » On the White Home on Thursday, President Biden awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 folks.

Among the many honorees, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

BIDEN: Right now, she provides to her medal depend of 32 — how are you going to search out room?! Thirty-two Olympic and world championship medals …

The 25-year-old is an advocate for foster youngsters, sexual assault victims, and athletes’ psychological well being.

Biden additionally honored the late Senator John McCain.

BIDEN: John and I traveled the world collectively, actually traveled the world collectively. We turned pals. We agreed on much more than we disagreed on.

Different recipients included Steve Jobs and Denzel Washington, together with educators, activists, and union leaders.

Chauvin sentencing » A decide sentenced the police officer who killed George Floyd to 21 years in federal jail on Thursday for violating Floyd’s civil rights. WORLD’s Paul Butler studies:

PAUL BUTLER, REPOTER: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was already serving a 22-and-a-half-year sentence in state jail for homicide.

The 2 sentences can be served directly, however the newest conviction pushes again when Chavin can apply for parole—successfully making his sentence longer.

Regardless of that, he pleaded responsible to the brand new federal costs in trade for transferring to a federal jail.

In a Minnesota state jail, Chauvin has been in isolation for 23 hours a day for his security. He hopes to keep away from that in federal lockup.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Paul Butler.

Actor James Caan dies at 82 » James Caan has died.

The actor, recognized for Hollywood robust man portrayals, rose to prominence with roles like Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.

In a 1999 interview, Caan defined that, given his Godfather fame, many had been stunned to be taught that he was really the son of Jewish immigrants from Germany.

CAAN: I’m not Italian, though I’ve received the Italian of the Yr twice over right here in New York. I hold saying, you don’t get it, I can’t settle for this award.

Youthful audiences could bear in mind him greatest because the workaholic father within the Christmas comedy Elf.

The household didn’t announce a reason for loss of life. Caan was 82 years outdated.

I’m Anna Johansen Brown. For extra information, options, and evaluation, go to us at wng.org. 


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