Below is a summary of the current world news briefing.
Taiwan vice president, new ruling party boss, lays groundwork for presidential bid
Taiwan Vice President William Lai was elected as the new chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday, setting the stage for him to run in presidential elections early next year. Lai was the only candidate to run the DPP. President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as party chairman in November after the Democratic Progressive Party suffered heavy losses in local elections.
Israel’s Herzog tries to prevent judicial reform from sparking ‘constitutional crisis’
Israel’s president warned on Sunday that the country faced a “historic constitutional crisis” over a controversial judicial reform plan and said he was mediating between the parties involved. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his sixth term, wants control of the Supreme Court, which members of his religious-nationalist coalition accuse of overreach and elitism.
Death toll rises to 21 in Russian missile attack on Dnepr apartment complex
Rescuers raced to find survivors after Russian missiles struck an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Sunday, as the death toll climbed to 21. At least 35 people are still missing and 73 wounded, regional committee chairman Mykola Lukashuk wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Putin says Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is going well
russian president vladimir Putin He said military operations in Ukraine had gained positive momentum and he hoped for more victories for his soldiers after Russia claimed control of the eastern Ukrainian salt mining town of Soledar.Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine sparked one of the deadliest European conflicts since World War II and the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the United States The west Since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Iraqi Prime Minister Sultani backs indefinite us Garrison Nation – Wall Street Journal Interview
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Sudani Defends Iraq’s Existence us In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Sunday, his country is deploying troops but has not set a timetable for their withdrawal.Refers us and NATO A contingent of troops that train and assist Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS but largely stay out of the fight, he told the paper in an interview that foreign troops are still needed. “It will take more time to eliminate ISIS,” he said.
Suspected Islamists kill at least 5 in eastern Congo church bombing
At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in a bomb attack by suspected Islamist militants during Sunday services at a Protestant church in the eastern Congolese city of Kasindi on the border with Uganda, the military said. An army spokesman said the attack during Sunday’s service was likely carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
China, Hong Kong resume high-speed rail link 3 years after COVID containment
China resumed high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and the mainland on Sunday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as travel restrictions were lifted after Beijing lifted a quarantine on arrivals a week ago. The reopening comes amid a massive wave of infections across the country and comes a day after authorities said nearly 60,000 COVID patients had died in hospitals, a sudden shift to “zero COVID” following last month’s historic protests after the policy.
UK strikes set to intensify as teachers vote results expire
Strikes that have devastated Britain’s economy are likely to intensify this week, with teachers preparing to announce strikes and nurses warning they could double in size next month, The Sunday Times reported. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government, which sets pay levels for publicly funded health and education services, is already responding to strikes in railways and other industries as wage growth lags fast-rising prices.
Russia says missile attack on Ukraine on Saturday
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that its forces had launched a wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian military and infrastructure sites the previous day. The ministry did not mention the city of Dnepr as a specific target of the attack. More than 20 people were killed in a strike at an apartment complex in Dnipro on Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said.
At least 68 killed in Nepal’s worst air crash in 30 years
At least 68 people were killed when a domestic flight crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, on Sunday, Nepal’s civil aviation authority said, in the tiny Himalayan nation’s worst air disaster in 30 years. Hundreds of rescuers are on the hillside searching for the place where a Yeti Airlines flight with 72 people on board crashed from the capital Kathmandu.
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