December 22, 2022 05:35
This is the most important news of the night of Thursday, December 22.
Standing ovation for Zelenskyj
– Ukraine is alive and well, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a standing ovation in the US Congress, where he presented a flag of the Ukrainian front. He thanked for the invitation and the support he and Ukraine received from the United States. Politicians in Washington were told that aid to Ukraine was not charity, but an investment in common security. Earlier today, Zelenskyj met with US President Joe Biden.
UN calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
In its first resolution on Myanmar, the UN Security Council condemns human rights violations in the country and calls on the junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi. Three countries abstained from voting in the Security Council, including China and Russia, countries with a right of veto. Since the February 2021 coup, the army has ruled the country. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was the country’s top civilian leader from 2016 until the coup when she was arrested.
Netanyahu ready with a new government
Half an hour before the deadline for forming a new government in Israel expired, the country’s presidential office announced that Benjamin Netanyahu had installed a government. It will be presented within a week. The new prime minister initially had until December 11 to set up a government after the November elections, but was granted a week-and-a-half postponement.
Americans accused of terrorism will plead guilty
The man charged with terrorism after a mass shooting in which 23 people were injured on the New York City subway in April says he will plead guilty. No one was killed in the Brooklyn attack during the morning rush hour on April 12. A hearing in that case is scheduled for January 3.
Ringerike sawmill fire
On Thursday night a fire was discovered in a woodchip dryer at the Moelven sawmill in Sokna in Ringerike. ‘fire.
No injuries have been reported in connection with the fire, and there is no risk of it spreading either.
County road closed after a landslide
Overnight on Thursday, a landslide occurred on County Road 550 Solneset in the municipality of Ullensvang in Vestland. The road is closed until further notice.
The landslide moved about 50 meters north of the Ednatunnel between Eitrheim and Utne, Vegtrafikksentralen west wrote on Twitter. The geologist has been notified and an assessment will be made when this becomes clear.
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