Politics | Edition 10 September 2022
Liz Truss he won the leadership contest of the British Conservative Party, and thus became prime minister. Ms Truss appointed loyalists to key cabinet jobs. Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Cleverly as foreign secretary and Suella Braverman as home secretary. There was no place at the table for Rishi Sunak, her opponent in the Tory race. Ms Truss’ most important job is to help Britons through the cost of living crisis. She unveiled plans to cap energy prices to protect homes and businesses from rising prices.
Feel the heat
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, proposed a set of measures to reduce the impact of the increase. energy prices on the European economy. They include mandatory consumption cuts, taxing the wind profits of energy companies to provide discounts to consumers and capping the price of Russian gas. European energy ministers will meet on September 9 to discuss the proposals. Russia has cut gas supplies to Europe to pressure it to stop aiding Ukraine.
The International Atomic Energy Agency published its assessment of the situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, after a visit by their inspectors. The report said ongoing shelling in the area was causing damage, including to the building containing “new nuclear fuel”. The yes suggesting that it is urgent to establish a protective zone around the facility.
Vladimir Putin agreed to the doctrine of foreign policy based on the defense of the “Russian world”, which actually means allowing the Kremlin to interfere with other countries with Russian populations. At the same time, a Moscow court sentenced him Ivan Safronov, a respected former journalist, to 22 years in prison after a closed-door trial. Mr Safronov was arrested in 2020 on charges of espionage, which he denies. He had written about the Russian defense industry.
Russia is reportedly buying millions of rockets from North Korea used in Ukraine. A Pentagon official said that turning to North Korea for weapons was a sign that the Russians were facing “stability challenges”.
Kenya The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Raila Odinga against his narrow defeat in the recent presidential election by William Ruto. Mr Ruto will be sworn in on September 13.
The ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, better known as the please, was officially considered to have won the election on August 24, defeating the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (unit) by 51% to 44%, the closest result since the mpla came to power in 1975. Angola the president, João Lourenço, will remain in office. But civil society groups said the real result was a narrow tie or victory unit.
Suspected Jihadists planted a bomb that killed at least 35 civilians traveling on a road in the north Burkina Faso. The country’s military governor recently met with his counterparts from Mali and Ivory Coast to discuss ways to deal with the jihadist threat in the region.
at Israel the army admitted that there was a “high probability” that one of its soldiers had accidentally killed a prominent Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Aqleh, in May. He said the soldier was not identified as a journalist.
Almost 62% of the voters were in Chile reject a new constitution. The referendum came after a year of deliberation by a constitutional convention marred by scandal and heavily influenced by the left. At 388 articles, the proposed charter would have been one of the longest in the world. Gabriel Boric, the new president of the left, had supported the process. His disapproval rating has risen from 20% to 56%.
Bolsonaro dressed up
BrazilRight-wing populist president Jair Bolsonaro drew crowds at independence day marches in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. He said the October 2 election would be a battle of “good versus evil”, and that opinion polls showed former left-wing president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading in the “lying” race.
Ten people were fatally stabbed in Saskatchewan, a rural area of Canada. This was one of the deadliest mass murders in the country. One of the two suspects was found dead from stab wounds. The other man died after being apprehended by police, reportedly from self-inflicted injuries.
A judge agreed that an independent lawyer, or “special master”, should be appointed to review the documents from which they came. Donald Trump home in Florida with the fbi. The decision will delay the Justice Department’s assessment of the classified files that Mr. Trump removed from the White House. Documents on the nuclear capabilities of an unnamed country were reportedly among the stash of documents imported by the fbi.
hisand Artemis an unmanned mission to the Moon may not now be launched until mid-October, after a second attempt was canceled, this time due to a fuel leak.
Californians they were told to conserve powerto avoid blackouts, as the state soared below record temperatures. Some cities reached the mid-40s Celsius (110°F).
A bomber attacked the Russian embassy in Kabul, killing six people, including two members of the diplomatic mission. Russia is one of the few countries that has a diplomatic presence Afghanistan after the Taliban returned to power. Dozens of bombs have killed hundreds of people this year.
In the face of labor shortages, Australia increasing the annual cap on permanent immigration to the country by a fifth, to 195,000 people. This was the first increase in ten years.
The government of Kiribati suspend three appellate court judges. The trio had ruled against the decision to expel a high court judge who is also the leader of the opposition. The 32-nation Pacific atoll has no judges in the high court or court of appeal. Observers worry that Kiribati could slide into authoritarianism, just as China has been influenced.
China lockdown extended in Chengdu, home to 21m people. It is the largest city to shut down since Shanghai’s lockdown earlier this year. Dozens of Chinese cities have imposed bans to stop events. New cases have exceeded 1,000 per day for the past month. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake, felt in Chengdu, added to the suffering, killing dozens of people.