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Hi, this is Megha and today we are covering the UN commission of inquiry's first visit to Ukraine and the status of TRIPS waiver discussions at the WTO. The WHO’s decision to share vaccines against monkeypox also has our attention.

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Megha Kaveri


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Exhumation of bodies from the mass grave near a church in Bucha, 8 April 2022. (Credit: National Police of Ukraine/Wikipedia)

UN body investigating possible war crimes wraps up first visit to Ukraine. United Nations experts appointed to investigate human rights violations in Ukraine on Wednesday said that information they have gathered so far “may support claims” of war crimes and crimes against humanity, as they wrapped up their first visit to the country. However, they said it was still too early in the investigation to make any factual findings.

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Should the screws be tightened on cryptocurrencies? As they become increasingly popular, cryptocurrencies are regularly being put under the spotlight. Some would have them more regulated, some reckon the current framework is sufficient. Who is right, who is wrong? Heidi.news is starting the debate!
Cofounder of the cryptocurrency trading platform bity.com Alexis Roussel, economist and MP Samuel Bendahan (PS/VD), and barrister and banking law specialist Carlo Lombardini will share their views on the matter of cryptocurrency regulations. The debate is organised by Heidi.news and will be moderated by Grégoire Barbey. It will take place on 29 June at 19.00 in the Heidi.news newsroom in Geneva, as well as online.

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Ukraine Stories

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Melitopol Elevator grain storage. (KEYSTONE/TASS/Alexei Konovalov)

Dry weather and petrol shortage threaten Ukraine’s farms. Meanwhile, the status quo in the Black Sea that blocks Ukrainian grain exports especially endangers small scale farmers who lack storage facilities. Some companies in the region do not own silos because farmers used to sell their crops to grain traders immediately after the harvest.

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A conversation with Dmitry Glukhovsky. Ten days ago, Russia placed the popular science fiction writer best known for the novel Metro 2033, on its wanted list after accusing him of spreading false information about its military intervention in Ukraine. Kirill Martynov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta Europe, interviewed the first major cultural figure to be put on the wanted list due to the new law adopted days after Russia sent troops to Ukraine on 24 February.

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