. REUTERS (UK)
Strong earthquake kills at least 280 in Afghanistan
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed at least 280 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, officials said, adding that hundreds of people were injured and the toll was likely to rise as information trickled in from remote mountain villages.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
South Korea succeeds in 2nd home-developed space rocket attempt
South Korea on Tuesday successfully fired its first domestically developed rocket into space as part of the country’s aim to establish an independent space program.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Brazil and Uruguay signed a zero-tariff agreement
On June 20, Uruguay and Brazil signed, in Montevideo, a trade agreement to establish a zero tariff for products originating in free trade zones of both countries.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
US Senate reaches bipartisan deal on gun control
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the United States have reached an agreement on major gun control legislation for the first time in nearly 30 years, paving the way for a vote in the Senate by the end of the week.
. THE INDEPENDENT (UK)
Lebanon, Syria and Egypt sign deal to supply Beirut with gas
Lebanon, Egypt and Syria signed an agreement Tuesday to import Egyptian gas to a power plant in northern Lebanon through Syria