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World Daily News – In Brief – Friday 24/06/2022



Pressure mounts on UK PM Johnson after crushing election defeats

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain’s prime minister.


Japan pushes companies to allow workers to take side jobs

The Japanese government will ask companies that prohibit their employees from taking a second job to explain their reasons, starting in July, Nikkei has learned, in a move aimed at encouraging more large companies to allow their employees to hold such jobs.


Peru: More than 50% of households in 18 regions suffer food insecurity

In 18 of the 25 regions of Peru, more than half of the households are in a situation of food insecurity, a scenario aggravated by the rise in international prices


Ukraine forces to retreat from battleground city, says governor

Serhiy Haidai says Ukraine’s forces will leave the embattled city of Severodonetsk, as Kyiv prepares to lose Luhansk.

. BBC (UK)

US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades

The US Senate has passed a gun control bill – the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years.