16/03: What Else is Happening in the World?

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We know that recent news has been dominated by the situation in Ukraine. Here’s an update on everything else that has been happening.

  • As the present news cycle continues to be dominated by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, we wanted to give you an update which details the other important topics of the moment.
  • British-Iranian national, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, could be freed in days under a deal where the UK pays £400m in debt to Iran; she had served 5 years in Iranian prison for “secret” charges.
  • Denmark has unveiled a plan to ban the sale of cigarettes and nicotine products to citizens born after 2010. The ban is aimed at preventing the next generation from touching tobacco.
  • The son of Turkmenistan’s autocrat leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has won the presidential election by a sizable margin - winning 73% of the votes cast.
  • US basketball star, Brittney Griner, is being held by Russian authorities after they allegedly discovered hashish oil in her luggage. She is known to be the greatest female basketball player.
  • The US Federal Reserve is expected to follow other central banks and raise rates by a quarter of a percentage. Inflation is at its highest rate in 40 years.
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Denmark proposes ban on selling cigarettes to people born after 2010

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Turkmenistan: Autocrat president's son claims landslide win

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Federal Reserve likely to raise interest rates this week

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