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Biden can’t wait to meet Zelenskyj
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives in Hiroshima, Japan today. Tomorrow, he will meet several leaders of the G7 countries on the sidelines of the G7 summit, which is taking place in the city this weekend.
US President Joe Biden is looking forward to meeting Zelenskyj face-to-face, Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. Zelenskyj will also meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and he will participate in a session on peace and security with G7 leaders and guests from other countries.
Unsuccessful debt ceiling negotiations in the United States
A new meeting between the White House and Congressional negotiators on the US debt ceiling concluded last night after a short period of no progress. We don’t know when the next meeting will be.
House of Representatives Leader Kevin McCarthy aims for the parties to reach an agreement by the end of the weekend. The White House also continues to believe that the goal will eventually be achieved. So said President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, who is in Hiroshima where Biden is attending the G7 summit last night.
Hovland in joint 1st place in the PGA Championship
Viktor Hovland finished day two of the PGA Golf Championship in Rochester tied for first place with three under par in the second round.
Hovland, who has a 30th-place finish so far in 2021 as his best result at the PGA Championship, enters the weekend tied for the lead with world number two Scottie Scheffler and Canada’s Corey Conners.
Hovland have yet to win a major tournament.
“I’ve had some nice top 15 spots, but I haven’t really made a name for myself in the fight at the top,” Hovland said.
Norwegian consumption is lower this year than last year
Norwegian consumption was lower in April than in April last year. The fall comes before rising interest rates have started to bite, according to figures from Nordea.
In April, the real value of household consumption was lower than a year earlier in the entire Nordic region. The steepest fall until spring 2023 occurred in Norway. Here, the actual consumption value fell from 5% above to 6-7% below last year’s values.
Car in the sea in Tromsø – man saved on land
A car left the road in Tromsø last night and ended up in the lake. The driver was rescued from the car and made it to the ground. Director of Operations Robin Lindberg of the Troms Police District told NTB.
He says the emergency services were notified of the incident, which happened at Langnes Airport in Tromsøya at 3.55am.
A few minutes later, the police confirmed that the man was alone in the car. Police say they suspect drunk driving.
New earthquake in the Pacific Ocean
For the second consecutive day, a powerful earthquake hit New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. Last night’s earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 7.1. No tsunami warning was issued, but a warning was given that small waves could occur in nearby areas.
Last night the same area was hit by an earthquake which was measured at 7.7. A tsunami warning was then issued, which was later lifted.
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