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Explosion at Russian base after apparent Ukrainian drone infiltrates deep
A drone believed to be Ukrainian has penetrated hundreds of kilometers of Russian airspace, causing a deadly explosion at the main base of Moscow’s strategic bombers in the latest attack to expose gaps in its air defenses. Moscow said on Monday that it shot down the drone, causing it to crash at Engels air base, where three service members were killed. In line with its usual policy on incidents in Russia, Ukraine did not comment.
Bolsonaro’s call to arms foiled Brazil bomb plot, police told
A man arrested for trying to detonate a bomb to protest Brazil’s election results was inspired by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s call to arms, according to a copy of police testimony seen by Reuters. An arsenal was built. George Washington de Oliveira Sousa was arrested Saturday, a day after police said they foiled his plot to detonate an explosive device near Brasília airport.
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un holds key party meeting ahead of New Year
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has kicked off a key meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party, a venue he often uses to announce major New Year’s policy decisions, state media reported on Tuesday. The sixth enlarged plenary meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held on Monday, KCNA reported.
Deadliest year for Rohingya at sea in years, with 180 believed to have drowned
The possible sinking of a boat carrying 180 Rohingya Muslims in recent weeks could make 2022 one of the deadliest years for the community in nearly a decade, United Nations The agency said refugees were trying to escape the desperate situation in a Bangladeshi camp. Nearly 1 million Rohingya from Myanmar live in overcrowded facilities in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, including tens of thousands who fled their home country after a deadly crackdown by the Bangladeshi military in 2017.
Residents of Beijing and Shanghai resume work China Living with COVID
Mask-wearing commuters in Beijing and Shanghai packed subways on Monday as China’s two largest cities drew closer to living with COVID-19 even as frontline medical staff scrambled to deal with millions of new infections. After three years of draconian anti-coronavirus containment measures, President Xi Jinping rolled back China’s zero-COVID lockdown policy and ruthless testing on Dec. 7 in the face of public protests and a growing outbreak.
Peru arrests six generals in graft probe of ex-president Castillo
The anti-corruption unit of Peru’s attorney general’s office detained six generals on Monday as it investigates allegations that the government of ousted former President Pedro Castillo illegally promoted police and military officers. Police also confiscated “documents and equipment” during a raid on the residence of Castillo’s former defense secretary, Walter Ayala, the anticorruption unit said.
Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion into air defense zone to date
Seventy-one Chinese Air Force aircraft, including fighter jets and drones, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in the past 24 hours, the Taiwan government said on Monday, the largest incursion reported so far. Of those aircraft, 43 also crossed the center line of the Taiwan Strait, the unofficial zone of defense between the two sides, Taiwan’s defense ministry said in a report, as Beijing continued to fly near islands claimed by China carry out military activities.
Russia’s Lavrov: Either Ukraine implements Moscow’s proposal, or our military decides
It is known that Moscow’s proposal to solve the problem of Ukraine Kyiv Either Ukraine fulfills them in its own interests, or the Russian army will decide the question, TASS The agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying. Lavrov was later quoted by state news agency as saying: “We are demilitarizing and de-Nazifying the territories controlled by the regime, eliminating threats to Russia’s security from there, including our new lands, which are known to the enemy of.” Monday.
Paris shooting suspect under formal investigation – prosecutor’s office
A man suspected of shooting dead three Kurds in Paris last week has been formally investigated, the Paris city prosecutor’s office said on Monday. The 69-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested on Friday after two men and a woman were shot dead at a Kurdish cultural center and a nearby Kurdish café in Paris’s busy central 10th arrondissement.
Russia’s Navalny accuses authorities of using prisons to undermine his health
Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Monday that his back pain had worsened due to prolonged solitary confinement, which he said was part of a deliberate strategy by authorities to undermine his health. In a post on Twitter, he also complained about being injected with an unknown drug.
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