The following is a summary of the current world news brief.
Israel urges UN to dissolve Gaza war panel over alleged anti-Semitism
Israel demanded on Sunday that a UN panel investigate its 2021 war with Palestinian militants, condemning remarks made by one of its members as anti-Semitic. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid cited the comments of Miloon Kothari, a member of the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry in an interview.
Kosovo government suspends its plan for an unstable north as tensions rise
The Kosovo government postponed the implementation of a decision that would force Serbs in the north of the country to apply for car license plates issued by Pristina institutions over tensions between the police and local communities, which set out roadblocks. Late on Sunday, protesters parked trucks loaded with gravel and other heavy machinery on the streets in areas leading to two border crossings, Zarinje and Bernjac, where Serbs make up the majority. Kosovo police said they had to close the border crossing.
Hundreds of Firefighters Fight Near Lisbon
Hundreds of firefighters put out a fire in a Portuguese municipality near the capital Lisbon on Sunday as high temperatures and strong winds made it difficult to put out the fire. More than 400 firefighters, supported by water-bombers and 123 vehicles, were brought in after a fire broke out in a mountainous area of Mafra Municipality around 3 p.m. local time on Sunday.
UK brings ownership register for assets held by foreign companies
Britain will now require foreign companies holding UK assets to identify their rightful owners in an official register, the government said on Monday, as part of a crackdown on illegal money laundering from Russian oligarchs and corrupt elites. Told. The “register of foreign entities”, which becomes active Monday, is part of a broader economic offenses law enacted this year in an effort to curb the flow of illicit Russian cash into London following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
British PM candidate Sunak vows 20% income tax cut by 2029
Rishi Sunak, trailing in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, has vowed to reduce the basic rate of income tax to 20% by 2029 in a possible make-or-break throw of the dice by the former finance minister. Sunak, who was once seen as the favorite to replace Boris Johnson when he helped propel the economy through the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, clashed against his rival, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who immediately Tax cuts promised.
New Zealand’s borders fully open after prolonged pandemic closure
New Zealand’s borders were fully reopened to visitors from around the world on Monday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed in March 2020. New Zealand’s borders to New Zealand began to reopen in February for the first time and restrictions were progressively eased.
EU’s Borrell welcomes Kosovo’s decision to delay measures
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Sunday welcomed the Kosovo government’s move to delay its plan to allow Serbs to register for new license plates issued by Pristina on 1 September . The tension between the country police and local communities establishes which barriers to applying for car license plates issued by Pristina institutions.
Even as China has become more assertive, there are common interests, says New Zealand prime minister
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that “China becomes more assertive in pursuit of its interests”, yet shared interests on which the two countries should and should cooperate. New Zealand has recently tightened its tone on both security and Beijing’s growing presence in the South Pacific, partly due to the signing of a security deal earlier in the year between China and the Solomon Islands. But at the same time New Zealand is dependent on trade with China.
No time for Rajapaksa to return, says Sri Lankan President – WSJ
Sri Lanka’s new President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday that it was not the right time for former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to the country as it could escalate political tensions, the Wall Street Journal reported. “I don’t think it’s time for him to return,” Wickremesinghe said in an interview with the Journal. “I have no sign of him returning anytime soon.”
Ukraine’s big grain trader killed in Russian attacks; Drone hits Russian naval base
Russian missiles targeted the port city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing the owner of a major grain exporter, while a drone strike on Russia’s Black Sea naval base in Sevastopol in a “terrorist attack” from within the city was launched. The legislator said. Mykolaiv Governor Vitaly Kim said on Telegram that Oleksiy Vadatursky, the founder and owner of the agricultural company Nibulon, and his wife were murdered in their home.
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