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This weeks show features stories from RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, FRANCE 24, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN.

From GERMANY- Human Rights groups in the UK are attempting to block the British government plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. Angela Merkel defended her policies toward Russia while she was Chancellor. The Belgian king is visiting the DRC in an attempt at reconciliation. Russia claimed the recent attacks on Kiev were targeting recently delivered western military equipment. The European Parliament has endorsed a ban on internal combustion cars beginning in 2035.

From FRANCE- In France police violence against citizens is becoming a top campaign issue in this weekends legislative elections. French President Macron has been criticized for continuing to dialogue with Putin to reach a diplomatic solution to the war. It was the 50th anniversary of the photograph of a 9 year old Vietnamese girl, Kim Phuc, running after she had been burned by a Napalm attack. Wednesday was World Ocean Day and France 24 interviewed Lamya Essemlali the president of Sea Shepherd France. A warning was issued about arsenic poisoning if the Great Salt Lake in Utah keeps shrinking from climate change.

From CUBA- More Latin American leaders refused to attend the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles because the Biden administration banned Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from attending. Activists are holding a Peoples Summit for Democracy simultaneously. The Bolivian government has suggested a 15 year prison sentence for coup leader Jeanine Anez. Another environmental reporter has been assassinated in Honduras. The Washington Post reported on the US role in the Saudi bombings in Yemen. Syrian air defenses intercepted the latest missile attack from Israel.

From JAPAN- South Korean and US fighter jets flew over the Yellow Sea as a warning to North Korea. Russia accused Washington of mistreating Russian journalists in the US. The EU plans to impose gender quotas as a way to get more women on corporate boards.

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience."
--Howard Zinn