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Europe · Berlin

Germany presents plan to make changing gender easier

50% Center coverage: 22 sources
Under the planned law, adults would be able to change their first name and legal gender at registry offices without further formalities. The existing law, which took effect in 1981, requires individuals to obtain assessments from two experts and then a court decision. Germany's top court struck down other provisions that required transgender people to get divorced and sterilized.See the Story
Europe · Brussels

EU seeks deal on ground-breaking rules to regulate crypto

55% Center coverage: 18 sources
EU negotiators signed a provisional agreement late Wednesday for the 27-nation bloc's first rules on tracing transfers of crypto assets like bitcoin. When a crypto asset changes hands, information on both the source and the beneficiary would have to be stored on both sides of the transfer. The EU institutions are working out the technical details before the rules receive final approval.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

ICC seeks arrest of three war crimes suspects in 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict

50% Center coverage: 14 sources
Three men wanted on suspicion of committing war crimes during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Russia invaded Georgia after violence broke out between separatist groups and Georgian forces. The three wanted men served in the governments of the Russian-backed self-declared republic of South Ossetia. ICC is a court of last resort that takes on cases when national authorities are unwilling or unable to launch prosecutions.See the Story
Europe · Kyiv

Indonesian president offers to take message from Ukraine's leader to Putin

57% Right coverage: 7 sources
Indonesian President Joko Widodo offered on Wednesday to deliver a message from Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Jokowi is the chair of the Group of 20 nations and one of six leaders the United Nations has appointed as "champions" of a Global Crisis Response Group.See the Story
Business · Washington

Biden says will see Saudi crown prince, won't push directly on oil

Coverage: 14 sources
U.S. President Joe Biden said he would see Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince during a visit to the country next month. Biden said the purpose of his trip was not to press them to increase oil output. He said he had indicated all the Gulf states should be increasing oil production generically, not Saudi Arabia particularly.See the Story
Europe · London

European court tells Russia to ensure two Britons do not face death penalty

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Two Britons face the death penalty in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic. The two men had been fighting with the Ukrainian armed forces since 2018. They were sentenced to death in early June by a Donetsk court, which is not internationally recognized. U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss slammed the decision as a sham judgment with no legitimacy.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

Russia open to dialog on nuclear non-proliferation, Putin says

67% Right coverage: 6 sources
Russia abandons Snake Island in strategic victory for Ukraine. Spain urges NATO leaders to agree bigger role in North Africa, Sahel. Mexico's migrant town faces lure and lore of the American dream. China's President Xi Jinping says Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes'See the Story

FIFA lifts suspension on Pakistan Football Federation

Coverage: 2 sources
"I congratulate the whole nation and football community on the news," says PFF Normalisation Committee chairman Haroon Malik.See the Story

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