June 22, 2022
Weekly World News Update
January 6 Hearings, Ukrainian Grain Exports Blocked, Energy Market Turmoil, Colombia's New President, Macron Loses Majority, Israel Looks For a New Government, India and Bangladesh Flooding, Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan
More Drama at January 6 Hearings
"'The System Held, But Barely': Jan. 6 Hearings Highlight a Handful of Close Calls" Kyle Cheney and Nicholas Wu – Politico, June 22, 2022

“1/6 Panel to Hear from Raffensperger, Others Trump Pushed” Farnoush Amiri and Lisa Mascaro – The Associated Press, June 21, 2022


"What Are Trump Supporters So Afraid Of?" Tom Nichols – The Atlantic, June 21, 2022

"The Criminal Case Against Donald Trump" The Economist, June 16, 2022
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Russia Blocks Ukrainian Grain Exports
“EU's Top Diplomat Calls Russia's Blockade of Ukrainian Grain a War Crime” Sabine Siebold and Charlotte Van Campenhout – Reuters, June 20, 2022

"Why Grain Can't Get Out of Ukraine" Jen Kirby – Vox News, June 20, 2022


Energy Market Turmoil: China, India, and Turkey
"Why Is There a Worldwide Oil-Refining Crunch?" Laura Sanicola – Reuters, June 22, 2022

"China, India, and Turkey to Siphon More Russian Oil Ahead of EU Ban" Nesreen Bakheit and Rurika Imahashi – Nikkei Asia, June 20, 2022


Colombia Elects First Leftist President
“Gustavo Petro’s Big Win” Ivan Briscoe – Foreign Affairs, June 19, 2022

AQ Editors – America's Quarterly, June 20, 2022

“Former Guerilla Becomes Colombia’s First Leftist President” Regina Garcia Cano and Astrid Suarez – The Sydney Morning Herald, June 20, 2022

Israel Looks for a New Government
Macron Loses Majority in French Parliament
“French PM Under Pressure After Macron’s Alliance Loses Absolute Majority” Kim Willsher and Angelique Chrisafis – The Guardian, June 20, 2022


"Macron Remade French Politics. Now He's Paying the Price" James McAuley – The Washington Post, June 20, 2022

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India and Bangladesh Face Mass Flooding
“Officials Try to Deliver Aid to Flooded South Asia Villages” Julhas Alam and Wasbir Hussain – The Associated Press, June 20, 2022


“Assam: India Floods Destroy Millions of Homes and Dreams” Dilip Kumar Sharma & Zoya Mateen – BBC News, June 21, 2022

Earthquake Death Toll Rising in Afghanistan
"Deadly Earthquake Hits Afghanistan" Aditi Sangal and Adrienne Vogt– CNN, June 22, 2022

"More Than 900 People Have Reportedly Been Killed in an Earthquake in Afghanistan" Diaa Hadid, Fazelminallah Qazizai and Bill Chapell – NPR, June 22, 2022

"Biden Assessing How to Help Afghanistan After Earthquake" Laura Kelly – The Hill, June 22, 2022

Weekly World News Update is a collection of sources to help readers better understand what is happening around the world and the policy implications of these developments. Any opinions expressed in the above articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Affairs Councils of America, which takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.