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In Brussels, Croatia becomes the 20th country to join the euro common currency group starting in 2023 after European Union ministers approve its membership.
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris tells leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum that America will seek to increase aid for Pacific island countries.
○○○ procession ⪢⪢
In Japan, the funeral procession of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe travels through Tokyo as people offer their final respects to the nation's longest serving leader.
○○○ hand ⪢⪢
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of Britain handing over control of its former colony to China.
○○○ condemn ⪢⪢
U.S. government officials and human rights groups condemn the executions in Myanmar of four political prisoners. The military government had accused the activists of carrying out "terror acts."
○○○ Sri Lanka ⪢⪢
In Sri Lanka, protesters occupy the president's official home as opposition parties continue talks to replace the government that collapsed during the country's economic crisis.