In the headlines
Joe Biden has approved sending cluster munitions to Ukraine, following months of internal White House debate and lobbying from Kyiv. The weapons, which shower small “bomblets” over a wide area, are banned by most countries for being inhumane and indiscriminate. Up to a third of European flights could be delayed or cancelled this summer, after the continent’s air traffic control body announced strike action. Dates for the first wave of walkouts, which will target Europe’s school holiday period, are set to be announced on Monday. Crimea’s tourist industry doesn’t want the advancing Ukrainian army to spoil the summer season. Russian social media is “awash in advertising for cheap holiday packages” in the occupied peninsula, says The Washington Post. Slavic sunseekers aren’t convinced: Crimea accounts for just 1% of Russian hotel bookings so far this year, compared to 19% in 2021.