Quảng Trị Citadel, site of the Second Battle of Quảng Trị in the Vietnam War, during which at least 5,000 people are estimated to have died.

Happy weekend and welcome to the first free edition of the notification—here are the week’s best press quotations. We’ll be back on Monday.

I remember turning up at the United Nations that morning just hoping no one was going to object, and it happened like that. It went through with no objection. It was a huge moment.

In March this year, the United Nations moved to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on states’ responsibilities to prevent and address climate change, following a proposal from Vanuatu.

Nous sommes vivants, jusqu’à demain. [We’re alive, until tomorrow.]

The Tuamotu Archipelago, now experiencing unsettled weather and climate patterns on top of existing damage by the pearl industry and French nuclear tests, is the subject of a photo feature in Le Monde this week containing an interview with resident Francine Tangi.

After the war, I started working as a scrap collector and found many types of explosives. Back in 1975, when I was 20, I would find bigger explosives with metal detectors and sell them.

From Quảng Trị Province in central Vietnam, resident Ho Sy Bay spoke with Al Jazeera about the millions of tonnes of unexploded ordinances left by US-backed bombing campaigns in the Vietnam War.

This is basically the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] not using the full power of its environmental laws.

The US EPA may have prematurely folded under Republican pressure in abandoning draft proposals to force the state of Louisiana to consider discrimination in its pollution permit decisions, reports Grist’s Lylla Younes, with Eathjustice lawyer Adam Kron questioning the strength of the GOP’s case.

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Number 07 Chen Qilan’s Grandma tickled Number 26 Liu Peiyu’s Mama

The ‘tickle’ function on WeChat features in this week’s New Yorker piece on education and family in China and the US.

Washington D.C. wasn’t the only place with a hyperactive court this week.

Saturday 1st July 2023