Weapons from Germany arrive in Ukraine

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as French President Emmanuel Macron, center, looks on before a meeting in Kyiv, Thursday, June 16, 2022. 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as French President Emmanuel Macron, center, looks on before a meeting in Kyiv, Thursday, June 16, 2022. 

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The first delivery of heavy weapons from Germany arrived in Ukraine this week, marking the end to a longstanding policy not to send lethal aid into active conflict zones. In a country where history looms large, many Germans are uneasy with their country’s new proximity to war. Also, Southeast Asia is opening up to tourists this summer for the first time since the pandemic began. But Chinese tourists will be conspicuously absent due to the country’s restrictive COVID-19 policy. Plus, at the last minute, pop star Dua Lipa was forced to change the location of her Sunny Hill music festival from Kosovo to Albania.


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