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World News: Two senior UK ministers resign in protest against UK PM Updated: 2022-07-06 11:51:56 KST

Let's take a look at what's going on in 'The World Now'.

In the UK two senior ministers have resigned in protest at the current leadership.
Marking a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, both Chancellor Rishi Sunak, and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday.
In their resignation letters, they said that the government should be run (quote) properly, competently and seriously" and that they have lost confidence in Johnson's leadership.
Meanwhile during a live broadcast, Conservative Party vice chair, Bim Afolami, announced that he too is resigning.
The developments follow the latest scandal to rock Johnson's government, as groping allegations came out last week against Conservative deputy chief whip, Chris Pincher.
Downing Street has been unable to explain Pincher's elevated position in government, as previous misconduct allegations and ongoing investigations were already known to Johnson when he promoted the former Foreign Office minister.
Johnson has since admitted that Pincher's appointment was a mistake.
The events come as Johnson survived a confidence vote last month, which showed that 41-percent of his own party refused to back him.


Returning to Highland Park in the U.S., where new information on the fourth of July mass shooting in the Chicago suburb has been released.
According to local authorities the suspect, Robert Crimo III, fired over 70 rounds from a rooftop location using an AR-15-style rifle, leaving 7 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
They added that the suspect, who was arrested Monday evening, had legally purchased the weapon used in the shooting, and had been planning the attack for weeks.
He also disguised himself as a woman to evade capture, allowing him to hide his facial tattoos and blend in with the fleeing crowd in the shooting's aftermath.
Crimo has been charged with 7 counts of first degree murder and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday local time.

The European Parliament has approved two new laws that are set to transform Europe's digital landscape and rein in "Big Tech".
On Tuesday, members of the parliament voted in favor of implementing the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act.
The bills are meant to address issues such as the spread of disinformation, electoral interference and the consolidation of power by a handful of multinationals.
The Digital Services Act will impose accountability rules on online platforms, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, to tackle increasing societal risks.
And the Digital Market Act aims to make sure so-called "digital gatekeepers" cannot abuse their position at the expense of small businesses.

History has been made at Wimbledon as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur has become the first Arab player to reach a Grand Slam singles semi-final in the Open era.
She beat Czech Marie Bouzkova in the quarter-finals on Tuesday to also become the first African woman to reach the last four since 1997.
The world No. 2 will now play Germany's Tatjana Maria on Thursday.
Jabeur has been on a winning streak on grass matches, having collected 10 straight victories and also claiming a title in Berlin.


Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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