Saturday Brings Start of New Year

Saturday Brings Start of New Year

Ukrainian Military Action and Protests in Peru, Russia’s Suppression of Critics, and Trump’s Campaign in US- International Agenda

Ukraine plans a major military operation against Russian troops in the spring with the expected arrival of modern Western weapons, Russian authorities have decided to close the Sakharov Center, the last bastion of freedom for their opponents in Moscow, and anti-government protests continue in Peru after Congress refused to advance the elections, as these and other international updates continue.

UKRAINE: Ukraine plans a major military operation in the spring against Russian troops. Russia has decided to close the Sakharov Center, the last bastion of freedom for opponents of the Kremlin, human rights defenders and critics of the military campaign in Ukraine.

PERU: Anti-government protests continue in Peru after Congress refused to advance the elections as demanded by the protesters who have kept the country on edge for weeks.

USA: Former United States President Donald Trump kicks off his campaign in next year’s Republican primaries to run for the White House again with an act in South Carolina.

CZECH REPUBLIC: The Czech Republic closes the second and decisive round of the presidential elections, in which ex-general Petr Pavel and ex-prime minister Andrej Babis face each other in a tight race.

LIBYA: Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, visits Libya to secure her country increased supplies of North African oil and gas following the recent agreement for a second gas pipeline with Algeria.

PARIS: The price of housing, insecurity, the deterioration of public transport, the drop in fertility and the covid are some reasons why Paris is losing population; about 12,000 inhabitants on average each year.

BERLIN: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz begins a tour of several Latin American countries, which includes visits to Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

MARSEILLE: The French Socialist Party holds a congress in which it tries to find formulas to overcome the leftist electorate.

LISBON: Demonstration of Portuguese teachers in Lisbon, convened by the Union of All Educational Professionals (STOP).

YORKSHIRE: Teachers at schools in the North and North West of England are called to join a strike to demand better pay.

NAIROBI: The United States Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, visits the offices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya.

CARACAS: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, offers a press conference in Caracas.

JERUSALEM: The World Zionist Organization publishes its annual report on anti-Semitism in the world, on the occasion of International Holocaust Day.

GABORONE: The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, visits Botswana.

LONDON: Two rare works by British artist Lucian Freud are up for auction at Christie’s in London.

TORONTO: First anniversary of the occupation of Ottawa by truckers unions.

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