Five stories to know for June 11: Boris praises Biden, G7, Sea shanties, Infrastructure deal and Ethiopia’s Tigray
1. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as “a big breath of fresh air,” and praised his determination to work with allies on important global issues.
2. Biden faces lingering doubts about America’s reliability as a partner. Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies, NATO and the European Union are worried about the pendulum of U.S. politics swinging yet again, and are looking for concrete action.
3. Strolling down the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth in southwest England, local sea shanty group Bryher’s Boys belt out a rendition of the traditional Cornish song “Lamorna” to the delight of onlookers.
4. A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases.
5. More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups.