Friday, June 9, 2023


June 9, 2023

Three injured after drone strikes Russian city near Ukraine

The affected area, Voronezh Oblast, which is in south-west Russia, partly borders Ukraine.

Drone strike in Russia
June 9, 2023

Chinese yuan strengthens to 7.1280 against U.S. dollar

The yuan strengthened 165 pips to 7.1115 against the dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

Chinese Yuan and American Dollar
June 9, 2023

Macron to meet victims’ families after France knife attack

The president called Thursday’s attack “absolutely cowardly,” adding on Twitter that “The nation is in shock.”

Emmanuel Macron
June 9, 2023

‘We’re here to solve all problems of the world in 20 minutes’, Biden tells Sunak

“Now we’re here we’re going to solve all the problems of the world in the next 20 minutes.”

UK Prime minister Rishi Sunak and American President Joe Biden (Credit: BBC)
June 9, 2023
Former U.S. President Donald Trump
June 9, 2023

Biden goofs, calls UK Prime Minister Sunak ‘Mr President’; jokes he promoted him

The U.S. president swiftly corrected himself, joking that he had “promoted” Sunak.

UK Prime minister Rishi Sunak and American President Joe Biden (Credit:
June 8, 2023

Muchova upsets Sabalenka to reach French Open final

The unseeded Czech fought back from 5-2 down in the deciding set to claim a 7-6 (5) 6-7 (5) 7-5 victory in a three hours and 13 minutes contest.

Karolina Muchova
June 8, 2023

Russia urges Nord Stream blast probe after reported Ukraine link

The Washington Post had reported the U.S. had learned of a plan by Ukrainian military from a EU intelligence service three months before the explosions in September 2022.

June 8, 2023

Israel ‘ll partner Tinubu’s govt to create one million digital economy jobs: Envoy

The Israeli ambassador to Nigeria said this was possible since his country “is the world leader in digital economy”.

Michael Freeman, Israeli ambassador to Nigeria
June 8, 2023

Authorities say France knife attacker had no terrorist motive

He said that of the four children injured in the assault, one was aged just 22 months, two were two-year-olds, and the eldest was three.

France knife attacker