Month: February 2022

  • Reports11 killed, 400 injured in Indonesia earthquake

    11 dead, 400 injured in Indonesia earthquake

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. At least 11 people were killed. According to the Guardian, more than 13,000 people have fled their homes and are currently staying in temporary shelters. After 1,400 homes were damaged and destroyed. “The earthquakes were felt even in Malaysia and Singapore,” said the official representative of the Indonesian Emergency Management…

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  • EuropeItaly declares a state of emergency

    Italy declares a state of emergency

    Italy declared a state of emergency until the end of the year to provide assistance to refugees from Ukraine. “The Council of Ministers decided to strengthen measures of assistance and support for people who collectively seek and continue to seek asylum in the countries of the European Union,” the statement said, following a government meeting. Italy declared a state of…

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  • RussiaPutin imposes counter-sanctions against the US

    Putin imposes counter-sanctions against US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the application of economic sanctions against the United States and its allies. According to the press service of the Kremlin, these measures were taken “in connection with unfriendly actions and in violation of international law by the USA, foreign countries and international organizations that have joined them, and in connection with the…

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  • ReportsCatastrophic storms and floods in Australia

    Catastrophic storms and floods in Australia

    The Intergovernmental Council on Climate Change, according to the Guardian, has reached the conclusion that the climate in Australia will worsen in the near future due to global warming. According to experts, the continent faces extreme events exacerbated by carbon dioxide emissions – heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones and fires, which in turn lead to death, injury, financial and psychological…

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  • EconomyFrance seizes money and property of Russian citizens

    France seizes property of Russian citizens

    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a briefing after a meeting of the National Defense and Security Council that Paris will install all Russians who may be included in the sanctions list because of their proximity to the Russian authorities and who have deposits in French banks. “We will also identify all Russian individuals who have property in…

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  • EconomyVolvo stops truck production in Russia

    Volvo stops truck production in Russia

    Swedish truck maker Volvo has halted production and sales in Russia due to events in Ukraine. Reuters quoted a company spokesperson: Now we have more clarity about sanctions and security in the region. This means that all operations in Russia have ceased. The company’s plant with a production capacity of 15 thousand trucks per year is located in Kaluga, production…

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  • MilitaryGermany moves the first armored vehicles to Ukraine

    Germany moves the first armored vehicles to Ukraine

    German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said the first German armored vehicles were successfully transferred to Ukraine as part of a defense assistance package. “A small note gives hope. I can report, for example, that the armored vehicles are ready for transport to Ukraine. Some of them were delivered to Ukraine this morning.” German Chancellor Olaf Schultz also announced his…

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  • RussiaRussia closes the airspace to 36 countries

    Russia closes the airspace to 36 countries

    Russia has closed the airspace of 36 countries. The statement says the restrictions will affect all countries that have closed their airspace to Russia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland and others. The European Union had decided to completely close EU airspace to Russia from February 28. The document stated that any aircraft operated by Russian…

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  • USABiden nominates Ketanji Brown-Jackson for US Supreme Court

    Biden nominates Ketanji Brown-Jackson for US Supreme Court

    US President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first African-American woman to be a US Supreme Court justice. Jackson, who if confirmed would be the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, will replace outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer. “I believe it is time for us to have a court that reflects all the talent and…

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  • WorldRepresentatives of Russia and Ukraine in the negotiations leave for consultations in their capitals

    Representatives of Russia and Ukraine in the negotiations leave for consultations with their capitals

    Mikhail Podolak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that Ukraine and Russia have determined the topics on which decisions have been made, and will soon hold a second round of negotiations. He said that “the parties have identified a number of priority issues, on which certain decisions have been determined, so that these…

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