The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police General of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, at a meeting of the State Anti-Drug Committee, announced the results of an international operation to block the channel for the sale of drugs on an especially large scale.
For the first time, a meeting of the defense ministers of Russia and Central Asian countries was held in Moscow. The topic for discussion was the situation with the growing activity of international terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. This is reported by the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The World Health Network (WHN) has declared an outbreak of monkeypox a pandemic. This was stated on the website of the organization.
Former soloist of the Laskovy May group Yuri Shatunov died in Moscow. This was announced on 23 June by the director of the performer Arkady Kudryashov, the information was also confirmed by two sources in medical circles.
At least 280 people have died as a result of a powerful earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan. It was reported by Al Jazeera TV channel.
The Turkish national airline Turkish Airlines will receive a new name - Turkiye Hava Yollar. This was announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The decision to rebrand was made as part of the program to recognize the country in the international arena as Turkiye, not Turkey. According to the authorities of the republic, this measure will increase the prestige of the country.
European Parliament and EU member states’ negotiators have agreed to keep the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework in place for another year, until June 2023.
It is now possible to enter Germany, including for tourism purposes. Restrictions may be reintroduced if a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic begins, DW reported.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today successfully priced its inaugural renminbi-denominated Sustainable Development Bond in the China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM). The RMB3 billion issuance has a maturity of 3 years with a coupon rate of 2.40% and carries the Combating COVID-19 label approved by the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceled hundreds of summer flights due to staff shortages, underscoring the challenges facing European aviation as the industry fights to recover from the coronavirus crisis, Bloomberg reported.