July 14, 2023: Hollywood actors strike, Disney district lawsuit, Ukraine’s spymaster, Trump, Greece
July 14, 2023: Hollywood’s striking actors, Disney seeks to toss district lawsuit, Ukraine’s spymaster, Trump, Greece
1. Striking Hollywood actors are expected to join film and television writers on picket lines on Friday, the first day of a dual work stoppage that has forced U.S. productions to shutter as workers battle over pay in the streaming TV era.
2. Walt Disney Co will ask a Florida judge on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit by a state oversight board as part of the entertainment giant’s effort to pursue its case against Governor Ron DeSantis, the latest in a year-long feud between the two.
3. For an intelligence chief running Ukraine’s spy operations during war with Russia, Kyrylo Budanov, 37, has built up an unusually public profile that he has used to get his message out and to menace Russia from afar.
4. Republican contenders for president will address a gathering of social conservatives in the early nominating state of Iowa on Friday, but the event will be most notable for the 2024 candidate who will not be there: the front-runner, Donald Trump.
5. Greece will shut the ancient Acropolis for a few hours on Friday to protect visitors to one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites from a heatwave enveloping Athens and other countries in southern Europe.
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