The Kyiv city administration said on social media that the “enemy is launching missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Kyiv city”. They further urged people to stay in shelters until the air alert ends. In other news, the members of the EU parliament condemned the humanitarian as well as food crisis created by the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war all around the world. As a result, they decided to develop a new legal framework to prevent such situation and hold the responsible countries accountable.
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The European Parliament declared Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism” on Tuesday for the “brutal and inhumane” acts inflicted by the government and military on Ukraine since the start of the conflict. The resolution was approved during the monthly plenary session in Strasbourg with 494 member states voting in favour, 58 against it and 44 members decided to abstain completely.
The United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the Scotland cannot go forward with a second independence referendum without the approval of the British parliament. The ruling from the top judges in the UK said that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to organise the referendum independently.
Jeff Bezos, in his bid to give away a major chunk of his wealth away, has now awarded 40 grants as part of his Bezos Day 1 Families Fund initiative. The Amazon founder made the announcement of Tuesday in an Instagram post. The donations are part of a $2 billion total commitment to combat homelessness.
Jerusalem was rocked by two explosions on Wednesday morning, leaving a 16-year-old boy dead and 22 injured. The blasts occurred at two bus stops at the entrance to Jerusalem during peak commute hours. The first one was reported from the main entrance of Jerusalem in Givat Shaul, around 7 am, while the second blast took off at the Ramot junction, another entrance to Jerusalem at 7.30 am, the Times of Israel newspaper reported.
For the second time in two days, we saw a massive upset in the FIFA World Cup 2022 as on Wednesday the four-time world champions Germany suffered a shock defeat (1-2) at the hands of Japan in their first match in Group E. On Tuesday, it was Argentina that got floored by Saudi Arabia 2-1.