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Russian bombs and missiles have damaged half of Power systems of Ukraine, said the Ukrainian government. Widespread blackouts are likely in the coming months, he warned. Civilian evacuations have begun from the recently liberated parts of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, where Russian attacks have been particularly brutal. The WHO said millions of Ukrainians against a “life-threatening” winter.
The Russian gas company, Gazprom, threatened to stop supply in the last campaign pipeline connecting Russia to Western Europe, which runs through Ukraine. The Russians claim that Ukraine is collecting gas destined for Moldova; Ukraine denies this.
Flirting at disaster
The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, reporting that the recent intense shelling had caused widespread damage across the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, but that main mechanism was not affected. The head of the agency said a major incident had been avoided by “metres, not kilometres”.
Rishi Sunak, Britain New prime minister, he visited Kyiv and met with Volodymyr Zelensky. Mr. Sunak confirmed that although Britain has had three prime ministers in the past three months, there is no change in the country’s strong commitment to Ukraine.
The British Supreme Court ruled that a referendum on independence will be held for Scotland they could only proceed with the consent of the Westminster Parliament. The Scottish National Party, which governs Scotland, hoped to hold a referendum in October next year.
The Democrats in the US House of Representatives were ready to elect a new party leader, after that Nancy Pelosi at decided to step down after 20 years, eight of them as Speaker of the House. Hakeem Jeffries from New York is the favorite for Ms. Pelosi’s job, who would be the first black person to lead either party in Congress. A leadership election is scheduled for November 30.
The American Supreme Court decided that Donald Trump tax records must be turned over to a House committee investigating his affairs, ending his battle to block the committee. Separately, the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to oversee its investigations into Mr. Trump. The former president called the move “a shame” that was only happening because he was so popular.
Manager at a Walmart a store in Virginia killed six of his colleagues and himself. In Colorado a gunman was arrested after killing five people at a gay bar. He might have killed more, but a veteran threw him to the ground, snatched away one of his guns and beat him with it.
Brazil The electoral court rejected a challenge by Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing populist president, to the election results three weeks ago, in which he lost to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by 1.8 percentage points. Mr Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party wanted to cancel votes cast on old electronic devices. The court said it was a “stupid” request, and fined the party.
On November 23rd China has recorded more than 30,000 cases of covid-19, a daily record. Areas responsible for a fifth of the country’s areas GDP now under a kind of foreclosure, according to Nomura, a bank.
An earthquake hit the West Java region of Indonesia, killing at least 271 people. Scores were still missing. It was Cianjur, a town 75km south of Jakarta, that was big. Many of the dead were children buried under the rubble of collapsed schools.
Select in Malaysia as a result the first ever hung parliament in the country. The king appointed Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister after his reformist bloc won the majority of seats. Mr Anwar has sought the job for 30 years, as deputy prime minister in the 1990s, only to fall foul of the establishment. He was jailed on false charges of sodomy in 2015, but was later pardoned. The United Malays National Organization, which has dominated Malaysian politics since independence, won just 26 out of 222 seats.
Nepal also hold an election, with a hung parliament as the likely result. The final results are still days away, but the ruling Nepali Congress party, which is aligned with India, was ahead, and its main rival, the UML, which is for China, in second place.
South Africa the president, Cyril Ramaphosa, took a clear lead in his nomination to remain the leader of the ruling party and, by extension, the country. He had clashed with an anti-corruption group within the ruling African National Congress backed by former (and scandal-prone) president Jacob Zuma. In addition, the High Court ruled that Mr Zuma was to return to prison to serve his sentence following his illegal parole on spurious medical grounds.
The party of Teodoro Obiang, the autocrat who has ruled Equatorial Guinea for 43 years, claiming to have won 99% of the votes in presidential and legislative elections. The tiny petrostate locks up and tortures protestors and has no free press.
Israelis fear of a new wave Palestinian terrorism after two bombs exploded in separate incidents near bus stops on the outskirts of Jerusalem, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others. Two days earlier, a young Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers during an attack on the city of Jenin in the West Bank. At the same time Binyamin Netanyahu continued to negotiate with far-right parties to form a coalition government.
The Islamic parties did not do well in elections until Bahrain national assembly, whose advisory role is under the control of the country’s monarch, Hamad al-Khalifa.
Violence grew and spread throughout Iran, especially in the western part of the country with a Kurdish population, amid protests against Islamist rule that have continued for the past two months. Human rights groups said that 416 people, most of them activists, have been killed across the country since the unrest began.
Saudi Arabia soccer players defeated Argentina in the The World Cup. In another shocker, Japan defeated Germany. The Iranian team refused to sing their national anthem, in solidarity with protesters against their oppressive rulers back home. Some Iranian fans went further, singing their own anthem. FIFA, football’s governing body, banned players from wearing One Love armbands, which promote gay rights, for fear of upsetting the Qatari hosts, which are not. Qatar banned beer from stadiums, upsetting almost everyone.