Global National Full Headlines for June 13

Published on June 14, 2021 by

On his final day at the G7 summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s committed to sharing the COVID-19 vaccine, and insisted Canada and its allies take a coordinated approach to deal with China. But as Abigail Bimman reports, world leaders are divided on that issue.

U.S. President Joe Biden also wrapped up his visit to the G7 summit, urging allies to take a hard line against China. As Jennifer Johnson explains, his next stop is Brussels for the NATO summit, where he’s expected dial up pressure on the communist government and Russia.

In the United States, fears of severe water shortages are rising in western part of the country as the region moves into a “megadrought,” creating exceptionally dry conditions across several states. Jackson Proskow looks at how the situation could go from bad to worse.

Back in Canada, plans for a permanent monument in Ottawa to honour the tens of thousands of troops who served in Afghanistan have boiled down to five final design submissions. As Ross Lord reports, deciding how to best pay respects to those who took part in Canada’s longest military engagement is no simple task.

Plus, a commercial lobster diver in Massachusetts is recovering after he was scooped up and almost swallowed by a humpback whale. Mike Armstrong has more on this whale of a tale.

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