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The deaths of Albert Alfonso, 62, and Paul Longworth, 71, whose remains were found in suitcases on Clifton Suspension Bridge and in a West London flat, are being treated as a hate crime. Yostin Andres Mosquera, 34, has been charged with their murders. The victims, previously in a relationship, lived together in the Scotts Road flat where Mosquera was staying. The Metropolitan Police have followed national guidelines to initially categorize the incident as a hate crime, pending further evidence. Mosquera will appear in court, and the investigation continues.

The President’s memory lapses, such as confusing Ukrainian President Zelensky with Putin and Kamala Harris with Trump, turned the summit into a referendum on Biden’s age. This raised concerns about a potential Nato-sceptic Trump administration. In response, hawkish member states like Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania tailored their messages to appeal to Republicans, using analogies like golf club rules to emphasize the importance of respecting Nato commitments.

Israeli leaders assert readiness for any scenario in Lebanon, with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant issuing strong warnings. However, there are growing concerns within Israel about overstretched soldiers and depleted resources after prolonged conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Experts warn that a conflict in Lebanon would involve a more formidable foe and risk a deeper military quagmire. Since October 8, Israel has been fighting on two fronts, facing attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon, escalating the border conflict.

Ukrainian startups are developing a low-cost robot army to combat Russia, leveraging innovation in secret workshops due to manpower shortages and uneven international aid. Around 250 defense startups are creating unmanned vehicles, like the Odyssey, which costs $35,000—10% of an imported model’s price. These workshops, resembling rural car repair shops, produce various unmanned air, ground, and marine vehicles. A new military branch, the Unmanned Systems Forces, was established in May to integrate these technologies into Ukraine’s defense strategy.

In Mombasa, Kenya, Peter Nyongesa combats illegal mangrove logging by placing hidden beehives in the forests. Despite his pleas to loggers to spare young mangroves, they often ignored him, claiming the trees belonged to God. Now, the threat of bee stings deters loggers, protecting the mangroves, which are crucial for preventing erosion and mitigating severe weather impacts. This initiative is part of a local conservation effort, addressing threats like illegal logging, climate change, and urban development, as over half of the world’s mangrove ecosystems face collapse.

Ukraine, facing manpower shortages and uneven international aid, is leveraging innovation in secret workshops to create a robot army aimed at countering Russian forces. Around 250 defense startups are producing unmanned vehicles, like the Odyssey, which costs $35,000—10% of an imported model’s price. These workshops, resembling rural car repair shops, are equipped for welding, body work, and fitting basic electronics. The military is evaluating various unmanned vehicles from this sector. In May, Ukraine added a fourth military branch, the Unmanned Systems Forces.

Peter Nyongesa, a 69-year-old in Mombasa, Kenya, uses beehives to deter loggers from cutting down mangroves along the Indian Ocean coastline. Despite his pleas to spare or selectively cut the trees, loggers ignored him, claiming the trees belong to God. Nyongesa’s beehives are part of a local conservation effort to protect mangroves, which prevent erosion and mitigate severe weather impacts. Mangroves face threats from illegal logging, climate change, pollution, and urban development, with over half of the world’s mangrove ecosystems at risk of collapse, according to a global assessment.

Authorities are investigating the motive behind an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania rally. The shooter, Thomas Matthew Crooks, was killed by the Secret Service. One victim, Corey Comperatore, was killed, and two others, David Dutch and James Copenhaver, are in stable condition. President Joe Biden condemned the violence, urging Americans to reject political violence. The FBI is leading the investigation but has not yet identified a motive.

China and Russia began a joint naval exercise in southern China, days after NATO labeled Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the Ukraine war. The Chinese defense ministry stated the operation, unrelated to international situations, aims to showcase naval capabilities in addressing security threats. The drills, including anti-missile exercises, will last until mid-July. This follows NATO’s communiqué highlighting shared security concerns from Russia and China. China accused NATO of seeking security at others’ expense and maintained its objective stance on Ukraine.