On this episode of Global National: A gunman opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., near Chicago, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The celebrations quickly turned into chaos, and now police have taken a 22-year-old person of interest into custody in America’s latest mass shooting. Mike Armstrong reports on the incident and what witnesses saw.
In Canada, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is about to begin its annual meeting in Vancouver under a cloud of uncertainty. National Chief RoseAnne Archibald has been suspended over allegations of bullying and harassment, which she claims are a “manufactured distraction” from corruption within the organization. Now, as Neetu Garcha reports, Archibald has been removed from the agenda for opening day.
Ahead of his trip to Canada this month, Pope Francis has given a rare interview. How he addressed rumours about his health, his future at the Vatican, and his thoughts on some current events – Eric Sorensen explains.
Plus, Russia is declaring victory after capturing the last remaining part of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers have now pulled out of the strategic city of Lysychansk, as Russian forces move one step closer to capturing the entire Donbas region. As Redmond Shannon explains, it’s also a major comedown from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s initial goals for the invasion.
And finally, Egypt’s capital is undergoing a major transformation toward modernization. As a result, Cairo’s historic houseboats will be demolished. So what does that mean for residents? As Mike Drolet reports, they’re praying for a miracle on the Nile.
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