REUTERS WORLD NEWS: Gorbachev Dies, Russia Puts Energy Pinch on Europe, Extreme Heat for California, More

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The Reuters Daily Briefing

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

by Linda Noakes


Here’s what you need to know.

The West mourns Mikhail Gorbachev as a peace champion, Russia deepens Europe’s energy squeeze, and California braces for another run of extreme heat

Today’s biggest stories

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev attends a parade marking the World War II anniversary in Moscow, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin


President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun crime and his ‘Safer America Plan’ during an event in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, August 30, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


A view of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline in the industrial area of Lubmin, Germany, August 30, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner



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