March 17 set for Russian presidential election
Russia's path to President Vladimir Putin's potential fourth term became clearer on Thursday as the Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, set the date for the 2024 presidential election. The vote will be held on March 17, 2024.
Israeli forces advance in Gaza, pursuing Hamas leader
The Israeli military continues its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, attacking from all directions after capturing the major city of Khan Yunis, where they are actively pursuing Hamas leader, Yahya Sinouar, on Palestinian territory, reports AFP.
Zelensky promises Ukrainians victory against Russia
Volodymyr Zelensky told his fellow citizens on Wednesday that Ukraine will defeat Russia and achieve a fair peace, “despite all the vicissitudes”, as the future of vital military and financial aid from the US is in doubt, Agerpres reports.
US signs defense cooperation agreement with Sweden
The United States and Sweden on Tuesday signed a first-ever defense cooperation agreement that will strengthen military ties and permit bilateral exercises as the Scandinavian nation awaits accession to NATO, authorities said, AFP reports.
Zelensky’s video address to US senators cancelled at last minute
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky cancelled his planned video linkup with US senators, scheduled to take place during a closed briefing on allocating funds for additional aid to Ukraine, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, TASS agency reports.
Measles epidemic in Romania. The Ministry of Health announces about 2,000 registered cases
The Ministry of Health of the Government of Romania has declared a national measles epidemic after 2,000 cases were registered in 29 counties. The Bucharest authorities announce the launch of an information campaign for parents.
2023 set to be hottest year on record, says climate monitor
This year will be the hottest in recorded history after an "extraordinary" November became the sixth record-breaking month in a row, Europe's climate monitor said Wednesday, piling pressure on the COP28 talks to act on climate change, AFP reports.
Zelensky to appeal to US senators on Ukraine aid
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to appeal directly to US senators for support Tuesday ahead of a showdown over funding the war with Russia -- with Washington fast running out of the cash approved so far to help its besieged ally, AFP reports.
World may pass 1.5C global warming threshold in 7 years, says study
The world may cross the crucial 1.5C global warming threshold in seven years as fossil fuel CO2 emissions continue to rise, scientists warned Tuesday, urging countries at the COP28 talks to "act now" on coal, oil and gas pollution, AFP reports.