June 21, Wednesday, 2023

1. Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has struck a deal with federal prosecutors that will likely keep him out of jail. He agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges while avoiding prosecution for possessing a firearm as a drug user. 2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has revealed that one of the three Ukrainian ports covered by a UN-backed grain deal has been excluded. Under the Black Sea grain deal, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to allow grain shipments from the ports to secure global food supply after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
3. US media outlets say possible safety problems with a submersible that has gone missing on a tour of the Titanic shipwreck in the Atlantic had been pointed out five years ago. The Titan submersible was on an underwater tour to see the wreckage of the Titanic ocean liner resting on the seabed about 4,000 meters deep off the Canadian coasts. It lost contact with a parent ship on Sunday.