Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 12

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KIEV -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said here Saturday that the commission will finalize the assessment on granting Ukraine European Union (EU) candidate status by the end of next week, the Ukrinform news agency reported.

"The European Commission is currently preparing its recommendations -- the so-called conclusion for EU member states. We have been working on this assessment day and night," von der Leyen said at the joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. "Our discussions will allow us to conclude this work by the end of next week." (EU-Ukraine-Membership)

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ADDIS ABABA -- The Ethiopian government has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign to boost inoculations and control the spread of the pandemic.

State-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate, citing Dereje Duguma, Ethiopia's State Minister of Health, reported on Saturday that the number of infected people who are going to the Intensive Care Unit has been increasing over the past month in Ethiopia. (Ethiopia-COVID-19-Vaccination)

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ANKARA -- Turkey will enforce stricter restrictions on the areas where foreign nationals can reside, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.

Soylu said, from July 1, foreigners can not get resident permission in any neighborhood where the foreign population accounts for 20 percent of the total, noting that up to 1,200 neighborhoods will be affected by the new regulation. (Turkey-Foreign Nationals)

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STOCKHOLM -- Inbound traffic to the main international airport of the Swedish capital was diverted on Saturday as the main terminal was overcrowded with massive queues at the security gates.

Already at 4:30 a.m., road traffic to Terminal 5 of Stockholm Arlanda International Airport was temporarily diverted. Later, it was decided that the express train between Stockholm City and Arlanda Airport would not stop at the terminal, Swedish Television reported. (Sweden-Airport-Chaos) Enditem

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