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Over 100,000 people participate in a large protest in Bucharest, Romania, against apparent judicial abuses and "illegitimate interference" of the secret services in the political and judicial systems. The protest was organised by the governing Social Democratic Party and supported by other political parties.

More than 100,000 supporters of the Romanian government assembled in the capital dressed in white Saturday to protest alleged abuses committed by anti-corruption prosecutors.

44th G7 summit

Trump retracts his endorsement of the summit's final communiqué.

Trump tweeted he instructed representatives "not to endorse it" after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they will not be "pushed around"

44th G7 summit

Donald Trump again calls for Russia to be reinstated into the group. Russia was suspended after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his call for Russia to be readmitted into the G7 and blamed his predecessor for Russia's aggression in Crimea.

44th G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump calls for "fair and reciprocal" trades between the United States and other countries, claiming that the United States is a "piggy bank that everyone keeps robbing".

The U.S. president maintains trade imbalances will be 'straightened out slowly but surely'

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The 18th Council of Heads of State meets in Qingdao, China.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan hopes to make big achievements from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after gaining its full membership as the group makes

War in Afghanistan

The Taliban announce a three-day Eid ceasefire with the Afghan authorities, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. On Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban from June 12–19.

According to Reuters, the Taliban also declared that it would not halt combat actions against the Western forces