Nobel Peace Prize, Russia’s nuclear threat, Iran protests, and UK’s Liz Truss
11 October 2022 | 11:58 am
Human rights watchdogs from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus were on Friday announced the winners of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, with the jury criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin's "authoritarian" regime as he wages war in Ukraine.
With Russia in retreat on the battlefield, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes on Wednesday with the announcement that Russian reservists would be mobilised and referendums held in areas of Ukraine on joining Russia, all while he made threats to the West.
The 25-year-old was reportedly upset that his friend who had no prior military experience had received draft orders. The shooting follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of partial mobilization.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court spoke about alleged war crimes in Ukraine with FRANCE 24, Karim A. A. Khan KC urged Russia to cooperate with the ICC and said "we've got no political agenda".
NATO countries and other allies of Ukraine have been quick to slam Russia's illegal annexation of parts of the country, and some have already hit back with fresh punitive measures.
Armed attacks near the border with Iran, rockets into Baghdad and an arduous path to a potential government spell an instable autumn after a violent summer.
Numerous reports indicate Russia's partial mobilization has been disorganized and arbitrary. DW spoke to some who received draft notices even though they should not have.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss admits she "could have laid the ground better" for her plan to reduce taxes for the wealthy. Four weeks into the job, she faces scrutiny from her own party over her handling of the scandal.
Russia's military has called up over 300,000 reservists for duty in its war against Ukraine. But countries bordering Russia report almost 200,000 Russian nationals have crossed since the mobilization was declared. Others are staying and protesting.
Vladimir Putin poses with Moscow's four proxy leaders of eastern Ukraine provinces annexed this Friday in a ceremony at the Kremlin. For the Russian president, it is not mission accomplished but rather no going back in a war directed at Ukraine and the West.
Iran continues to be rocked by anti-government protests. Officials have urged security forces to respond harshly to anyone they say is endangering public order. State media reports that more than 40 protesters and police officers have been killed.
Just ten days after presenting his controversial mini-budget, UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has had to retract one of its key features. Those with annual incomes above £150,000 will not see their taxes cut in the end. The U-turn comes after days of market turmoil and political pressure.
Recent violence between Hindus and Muslims shocked the UK city of Leicester, which is home to a large South Asian community. Observers say the violence was spread by inflammatory coverage on Indian social media.
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