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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 26/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

G7 nations announce Russia gold ban as summit starts under shadow of war

Members of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Sunday announced a ban on imports of Russian gold as the G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps begins under the shadow of the war in Ukraine and consequences ranging from energy shortages to a food crisis.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Cambodia ruling party wins 80% of local council seats

Cambodia’s national election committee on Sunday released the official results of June 5 local elections and said the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen has won about 80 percent of local council seats.

. AP (US)

Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck a southern Iranian province Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30 others, Iranian media reported.

. AFP (FRANCE)

West African states Gabon and Togo join Commonwealth

Gabon and Togo joined the Commonwealth on Saturday, becoming the latest nations with no historic ties to Britain to enter the English-speaking club headed by Queen Elizabeth II.

. CNN (US)

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in decades, marking a significant bipartisan breakthrough on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington.