US says Russia ‘shredding’ global order at UN Security Council
23 September 2022 | 7:55 am
US Secretary of State Blinken directly challenged Russia with allegations of war crimes in Ukraine. Blinken told UN Security Council members they should not let Putin "get away with it."
In Russia, artists who speak out against the invasion of Ukraine are being blacklisted. A State Duma commission formed to investigate "anti-Russian cultural activities" is targeting artists, musicians and other prominent figures in the cultural sphere.
Russia has so far avoided an economic meltdown from the Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine war. Some think Moscow will run out of cash in two years, while others believe the country remains in a strong position.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the US will support the restructuring of Sri Lanka's debt and will extend financing assurances to the country. This as Sri Lanka suffers its worst economic crisis in seven decades. We report on how fishermen are having to use oars instead of motors to set to sea. But first, we look at the EU's proposed plan to cope with the energy crisis, as well as discouraging data from China's export sector.
Putin accused the West of attempting to "subordinate" Russia with sanctions during a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. He also announced new deals with China and Myanmar regarding gas and oil.
The US says Russia has used "filtration points" to interrogate and deport up to 1.6 million non-combatants seen by Moscow as "threatening" to its invasion of Ukraine.
The UN's human rights mission in Ukraine says both Russian and Ukrainian forces have abused prisoners of war. Meanwhile, a Russian airstrike struck a hospital in Ukraine's northeast.
Annette Young meets acclaimed US artist and writer, Alison Bechdel, whose latest book has been translated into French. They talk about the need for exercise, feminism and American politics following the demise of Roe v. Wade. We also report on how the record-breaking floods in Pakistan that have left millions homeless, have placed women in an even more vulnerable position. Plus the many facets of American war photographer, Lee Miller, who was so much more than being simply the muse for Surrealist artist, Man Ray.
In Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death – and in Iranian communities abroad, LGBTQ people can still suffer rejection by their families and social isolation. Support groups in Southern California are trying to change that.
France's Secretary of State for European Affairs Laurence Boone has outlined to FRANCE 24 the sacrifices necessary to continue putting pressure on Moscow, saying "it is a war against Russia for democracy, for freedom and supporting Ukraine. We are not asking horrible things. To put the temperature at 19 degrees, that has always been the unspoken rule."
Ukrainian forces said they had entered the town of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, as Russian troops pull back. DW rounds up the latest.
We look at Russia's reactions to Ukraine's successful counter-offensive in the northeast and south of the country. Kyiv's progress has stoked rare debate on Russian TV stations and among local politicians, some of whom are even calling for Vladimir Putin to step down. We also discuss a new wave of far-right populism in Europe and finish with some reassuring news about treating lung cancer.
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