The world in brief – Wednesday, October 5, 2022

In Ukraine, counteroffensive takes back more territory: Russia’s mobilisation of 200,000 conscripts seems to have had no impact during the 32nd week of the war, as Ukrainian forces recapture more territory in the east and south of the country. On September 30, Ukrainian forces advancing from Izyum surrounded Lyman in the eastern Donetsk region and recapturedContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, October 5, 2022”

The world in brief – Sunday, October 2, 2022

In Vatican City, Pope Francis makes appeal to President Vladimir Putin to end fighting in Ukraine: Pope Francis has for the first time directly appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying he is haunted by “rivers of blood and tears”. The head of the CatholicContinue reading “The world in brief – Sunday, October 2, 2022”

The world in brief – Thursday, September 29, 2022

In Spain, wealthy residents face new asset tax: Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government has said that residents whose wealth exceeds 3 million euros ($2.9m) will be subject to a new asset tax in 2023 and 2024. Finance Minister María Jesús Montero on Thursday described the temporary wealth tax, which she said will affect 23,000 people, orContinue reading “The world in brief – Thursday, September 29, 2022”

The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In the USA, Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast: Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area couldContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022”

The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In Cuba, Hurricane Ian strikes western coast: Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials set upContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022

In Russia, enlistment officer shot in protest of mobilization: A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arsonContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022”