Zelensky warns of world dangers of Russian aggression
Talking at an annual gathering of world leaders on the U.N. Basic Meeting, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, presented Russia’s invasion as a worldwide menace that might not cease on the borders of Ukraine. He added that Russia was weaponizing necessities like meals and vitality “not solely in opposition to our nation, however in opposition to all of yours, as properly.”
President Biden additionally condemned Russia’s “naked aggression” and mentioned the U.S. would proceed to face with the “courageous folks of Ukraine.” If the world appeases Russia, he requested, “can any member state on this physique really feel assured that they’re protected? If we permit Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation safe?”
Unity is a frequent theme for the Basic Meeting, when the leaders and representatives of practically 200 nations collect. However the world has develop into more and more polarized: Russia’s struggle in opposition to Ukraine is pitting Moscow in opposition to the U.S. and its allies, whereas tensions between China and the US are rising.
Extra weapons: As Zelensky spoke in New York Metropolis, protection ministers and different high officers met in Ramstein, Germany, to debate offering navy assist to Ukraine. The U.S. protection secretary mentioned that Abrams battle tanks will arrive quickly, bringing a powerful weapon to assist Ukraine advance in its slow-moving counteroffensive.
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Tensions rise between Canada and India
Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, this week accused India of being concerned within the killing of a Canadian citizen in June, causing an all-out diplomatic war, prompting vehement denials from India and resulting in the expulsion of diplomats of each nations.
Yesterday, Trudeau firmly rejected the Indian authorities’s denial of any involvement within the assassination and pressed his allies to come back collectively to problem India. “We aren’t seeking to provoke or escalate,” he mentioned. “We’re merely laying out the information as we perceive them, and we need to work with the federal government of India.”
Background: Years of diplomatic stress are behind the speedy plunge in relations. In New Delhi’s eyes, Western nations — most notably Canada — have stood by idly as extremist Sikh teams, together with the one led by the slain Canadian citizen, have supported a secessionist trigger that threatens the Indian state.
Azerbaijan begins navy operation in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan mentioned it had launched a military operation in the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, killing 25 folks and elevating fears of an increasing battle in a fragile area through which the pursuits of Russia, Turkey and Western nations are more and more colliding.
Azerbaijan’s overseas ministry issued what gave the impression to be an ultimatum, declaring that solely the “dissolution” of the unrecognized pro-Armenian authorities within the space would “obtain peace and stability.” The breakaway authorities requested Azerbaijan’s leaders in Baku, the capital, to stop hostilities and start talks. Azerbaijan responded by calling on the breakaway authorities to surrender arms and dissolve itself by elevating a white flag.
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Huge Hollywood productions have lengthy introduced cash and status to British movie crews, and a file 6.3 billion kilos ($7.8 billion) was spent on movie and high-end TV productions in Britain final 12 months, based on the British Movie Institute. Almost 90 % got here from American studios or different overseas productions.
Now a draw back has develop into obvious: When Hollywood goes on strike, the work also stops on the other side of the Atlantic. “We rely a lot on U.S. studio-based productions for our work,” mentioned Charlotte Sewell, a dressing up designer in London.