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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 08/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

Apple must change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras in a world first.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Cambodia breaks ground on China-funded Ream Naval Base expansion

Cambodian and Chinese officials broke ground on a Beijing-funded expansion of Ream Naval Base on Wednesday, using the occasion to again reject reports the site will be used by China’s military.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Train derailment kills at least 17 in Iran

17 people have died after a passenger train derailed in eastern Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency has said, while over 50 passengers were seriously injured.

. UPI (US)

Biden signs 9 laws ensuring better healthcare for veterans

President Joe Biden signed nine bipartisan bills into law Tuesday, all connected to military veterans, including one that dramatically broadens federal care for those who served near toxic burning pits.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Impact of war in Ukraine will raise poverty in Latin America to 33.7%, says ECLAC

The impact of the war in Ukraine, especially the rise in energy and food prices due to sanctions against Russia, will push poverty to 33.7% this year and extreme poverty to 14.9%, up 1.6% and 1.1% respectively from 2021. This was the warning issued Monday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).