The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 4th, 2023 morning edition

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference on the banks of the Rio Grande on June 26, 2023 in Eagle Pass, Texas.

This includes the time after he confirmed his 2024 bid in late May in an error-strewn Twitter Space online announcement.

"Ron DeSantis and his team can't tell the difference between commonsense gays and the radical Left gays.

Christina Pushaw is the rapid response director for the 2024 presidential campaign of DeSantis.

"But he's so desperate he'll do anything to get ahead—that's been the theme of his campaign.

But he’s so desperate he’ll do anything to get ahead - that’s been the theme of his campaign.

Trump himself has also criticized DeSantis' campaign while adding that the Florida governor is struggling in the polls. »

Ukraine warns of nuclear disaster as Russia orders staff to leave power plant

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KYIV – Ukrainian officials and intelligence officers warned Russia could be preparing to blow up a nuclear power station, leading to a radioactive environmental disaster.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian workers have been told to leave the power station by July 5.

Earlier last month Ukrainian spy chief Kyrylo Budanov said Russia was ready to orchestrate a technological disaster at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. »

‘Great news’: EU hails discovery of massive phosphate rock deposit in Norway

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By far the largest phosphate rock deposits in the world – around 50 billion tonnes – are situated in the Western Sahara region of Morocco.

In an emailed statement to EURACTIV, the European Commission welcomed confirmation of the massive Norwegian deposit of phosphate rock.

But phosphorous is also used in the production of solar panels and lithium-iron-phosphate batteries (LFP) for electric cars, as well as semiconductors and computer chips – although in small quantities. »

Vietnam bans Barbie film over disputed map of China’s South China Sea claims

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Vietnam has banned Warner Bros’s Barbie film from domestic distribution over a scene featuring a map that shows China’s unilaterally claimed territory in the South China Sea, state media have reported.

A photograph taken in August 2022 shows a fishing boat near Vietnam’s Ly Son island, close to a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea region.

Vietnam and China have long had overlapping territorial claims to a potentially energy-rich stretch in the South China Sea. »