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World News 15.11

Kyiv was pounded with missiles in the heaviest barrage of strikes thus far in the war. Meanwhile, Tensions rose at the G20 summit in Bali as the United States and its allies backed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion.

Kyiv under heavy fire
Kyiv was pounded with missiles in the heaviest barrage of strikes thus far in the war. According to the Kyrylo Tymoshenko from the office of the president of Ukraine, air defences managed to shoot down 70 of about 90 missiles fired on the country. However, 15 critical infrastructure objects were damaged.

G20 condemns the war
Tensions rose at the G20 summit in Bali as the United States and its allies backed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia dismissed the move as an unwarranted politicisation of the gathering.

UK PM in Bali
Diplomatic relations were tense today at the G20 summit, resulting in UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak having an open confrontation with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is attending the conference in the place of Vladimir Putin.

The summit continues
High level international meetings are more than just general assemblies as many individual meetings often take place on the sidelines of major worldwide conferences. The G20 Summit in Bali is no different, as the Presidents of France, Turkey, and the U.S. have shown.

EU defence ministers’ meeting
At a meeting in Brussels, defence ministers from European Union member states discussed challenges resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. They agreed to extend further support to the Ukrainian military and to coordinate their rearmament efforts.

Vote on Russia’s responsibility
On Monday, the General Assembly of the United Nations called for Russia to be held accountable for its conduct in Ukraine. A vote was also held on a resolution recognising that Russia must be responsible for paying reparations as the aggressor.

Russian dissidents in exile
Russia’s war in Ukraine has divided society and triggered fears for the future not only across Europe, but also in Russia itself. Political dissidents have fled and are finding refuge in neighbouring countries, one of which is Lithuania. But does the Russian opposition have a plan for ending the war? The question still remains unanswered.

Equality in the Bundestag
According to German daily Tagesspiegel, the German Federal Constitutional Court played favourites with the press pool. A group of journalists working for state-owned media was found to have been receiving court information a day before the official verdicts were announced.

8 billion and counting
According to algorithms calculating world population, Earth surpassed 8 billion inhabitants today. Among the most populous nations are China, India and Nigeria, although the long-term prospects of maintaining or increasing their large populations are quite grim. And some suspect the earth’s population has reached its maximum peak.


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