The Daily Populous

Friday June 24th, 2022 morning edition

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Pine Valley Library was hosting a pride story time event on Tuesday evening when a group of Proud Boys, far-right extremists, showed up outside of the event room.

Emily Jones was there with her 1-year-old daughter, and she says she attends the story time events often at the library.

That’s when I felt unsafe and that’s where I felt it was not held appropriately,” Jones said.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office had deputies at the event to prevent the Proud Boys from entering the room.

Angie Kahney was in the hallway outside of the event room when the Proud Boys walking in and she says the group was loud and disruptive.

The sheriff’s office added because it’s a public place there was no need for the Proud Boys to be removed.

There was pre-planning that took place to help ensure the environment inside the event was positive and safe for all attendees.”. »

American woman who had incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta not allowed to get abortion

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Andrea Prudente, 38, who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta lies in her bed at the Mater Dei Hospital in Msida, Malta, comforted by her partner Jay Weeldreyer, left, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

While the hospital is carefully monitoring her for any sign of infection, the facility cannot perform the surgery to complete the miscarriage, he said.

Mater Dei Hospital, a public facility in Malta, declined to speak about the woman's medical condition, citing privacy restrictions. »

EU grants Ukraine candidate status, 'beginning a long journey together'

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BRUSSELS, June 23 (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday granted Ukraine the coveted status of official candidate to join their 27-nation club, a bold geopolitical step hailed by Kyiv and the EU itself as a "historic moment".

Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted Kyiv to formally apply for candidate status, and the EU to fast-track its approval.

Behind the triumphant rhetoric on granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status, there is concern within the EU about how the bloc can remain coherent as it continues to enlarge. »