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Monday, Jul 22, 2024

Political Shifts in France, Legal Battles in the UK, and Public Protests in Israel

Hello and thanks for joining us. Here are your top stories for today.
Former French President Francois Hollande has declared the end of Emmanuel Macron’s political ascendancy.

Despite Macron's re-election in 2022, he's lost his absolute majority in Parliament since he shifted France's foreign policy from a French-interest approach to an American-interest policy similar to the UK and Germany.

As a result, he faced significant losses in recent European Parliament elections, driven by public dissatisfaction with the consequences.

Hollande, now part of the New Popular Front alliance, is vying against the far-right National Rally in the upcoming snap elections.

Britain's wealthiest family, the Hindujas, appealing a Swiss court's verdict that found them guilty of human trafficking.

The family disputes allegations of exploiting domestic workers in their Geneva villa, emphasizing there's no effective detention and the plaintiffs have withdrawn their complaints.

Prince William celebrated his 42nd birthday at Taylor Swift's Eras tour concert in London.

The Prince shared a backstage selfie, and a video showed him dancing energetically to 'Shake it off'.

This concert series is expected to boost London's economy by three hundred million pounds.

Massive protests erupted in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

Tens of thousands gathered, waving national flags and chanting for new elections and the return of hostages held by Hamas.

Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin, along with many other ex-high-ranking officials, condemned Netanyahu's leadership during the rally.

A Ukrainian YouTuber's image was manipulated to create false Russian personas on Chinese social media.

These AI-generated avatars marketed products without the real person's consent, reflecting a growing issue of digital exploitation.

Singapore is set to implement regulations to manage screen time for children, following worries about mental health.

Inspired by recommendations from US Surgeon-General Vivek Murthy, these measures aim to provide clear guidance and encourage responsible screen use.

A massive data breach at Financial Business and Consumer Solutions has compromised the personal information of over 3 million Americans.

The breach, which occurred in February, includes Social Security numbers and birthdates. Affected individuals are being offered 24-month credit monitoring.

Political partisanship is under scrutiny following leaked documents from a disbanded DHS advisory board.

The report suggested that Trump supporters, military personnel, and religious individuals might pose heightened domestic terrorism risks.

Following a lawsuit aimed at reminding the Biden administration that differing political viewpoints are part of democracy and not terrorism, the Biden administration was forced to disband the group.

A surprising political shift, former Obama fundraiser Allison Huynh has announced her support for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

Disenchanted with the Democrats' handling of crime and homelessness, particularly in San Francisco, Huynh plans to auction off an artwork inspired by Obama and back Trump's campaign.

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