White House Correspondent Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer gives her take on the latest news from the White House

Good Morning DC,

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are reportedly getting a divorce. This will be the first for Hall and the fourth for the media mogul.

Your top news stories of today are below. 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Biden’s approval rating hit 36% matching its lowest level from late May according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Wednesday.

Today, Biden will welcome wounded warriors, their caregivers, and families to the White House as part of the annual Soldier Ride.

The White House is prepping for the Biden’s trip to Europe next week , the G7 and NATO Summit. According to a White House official, “staying the course” is the message Biden will carry.

DIGITAL ASSETS

Bitcoin is currently changing hands at $20,609.

“Crypto technology and finance to continue. It has the possibility of huge efficiencies and changes in market structure,” said the Bank of England’s deputy governor Jon Cunliffe.

Twitter is testing the “notes” feature with a 2,500-word limit.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Secretary Blinken is kicking off his travel to Europe today. On June 25, Blinken will join President Biden in Germany for the G7 Summit. After that, he will travel to Madrid, Spain, for the June 29-30 NATO Summit.

The Taliban has appealed for international aid after more than 1000 people were killed in an earthquake in Afghanistan. The UN’s Secretary-General called for solidarity and has sent his condolences to the people of Afghanistan.

Secretary Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and other senior officials have put out statements expressing ” deep sorrow” and “deep sympathy.”

Ukraine’s President Zleneskyy has said he expects the EU to approve his country’s membership at a summit today.

Russia has warned Lithuania to restore the transit of goods to the city of Kaliningrad, or it will take measures to defend its national interest.

Aiden Aslin, 28, British man sentenced to death after being caught by Russian forces while fighting for Ukraine has been told his execution will go ahead.

“Aiden was extremely upset when he called his mother this morning. The bottom line is Aiden has said the DPR has told him nobody from the UK has made contact, and that he will be executed,” his grandmother told the BBC.

Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were sentenced on charges of “terrorism” by a court in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

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Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...