Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, July 27

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to implement another rate hike on Wednesday, but it remains unclear what actions the central bank will take after that, over the next few months. ISTANBUL– Türkiye inaugurated the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul on Wednesday to monitor the implementation of the grain shipment from Ukraine, Turkish…

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to implement another rate hike on Wednesday, but it remains unclear what actions the central bank will take after that, over the next few months.

The Fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, and all eyes will be on Fed Chair Jerome Powell to see whether he’ll again boost rates at the September meeting. (U.S.-Fed-Rate Hike)

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ISTANBUL — Türkiye inaugurated the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul on Wednesday to monitor the implementation of the grain shipment from Ukraine, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters.

Located inside the compound of a military university in the city’s European side district of Besiktas, the center consists of 20 representatives from Russia, Ukraine, Türkiye and the United Nations, five from each party, according to Akar.

(Türkiye-Ukraine-Grain)

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ABUJA — Three military officers died following an ambush Sunday on the Nigerian Presidential Guards Brigade by suspected extremist militants in Abuja, the capital, sources said on Wednesday.

The Presidential Guards Brigade was on patrol when they were ambushed overnight Sunday, a spokesman for the guards’ brigade, Godfrey Abakpa, told Xinhua via telephone on Tuesday, saying a few military men were wounded while responding to the ambush. (Nigeria-Gunmen-Attack)

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MOGADISHU — At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Marka town, Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, a military official said.

Marka District Commissioner Abdullahi Ali Wafow was among those killed in the latest attack, Somali National Army (SNA) officer Abdullahi Ali confirmed. (Somalia-Bombing-Military) Enditem

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