30/03: What Else is Happening in the World?

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With the news cycle dominated by war in Ukraine, we wanted to give you an update on everything else that is happening in the world.

  • As the present news cycle continues to be dominated by the invasion in Ukraine, we wanted to give you an update detailing the other important topics of the day.
  • Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure over the “Partygate” scandal. The Met police issued 20 fines for lockdown breaches, shattering Johnson’s claims at rules were followed at Downing Street.
  • Sri Lanka has sought an additional $1.5 million credit line from India. The country has been facing economic turmoil for weeks now, with food and fuel prices rocketing and protests breaking out.
  • A third deadly attack has occurred in Tel Aviv in the space of a week. Israeli media reported that 5 people were fatally shot by a 27-year-old Palestinian gunman, who police shot dead at the scene.
  • In Zimbabwe, the opposition won the majority of seats in a by-election over the weekend. The result is thought of as a preview to the 2023 elections, with the opposition party hoping to win power.
  • On Monday, the government of El Salvador announced the arrest of over 1,000 gang suspects, following a wave of 87 killings over the weekend. The government had declared a state of emergency.
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Five killed in latest deadly attack in Israel

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Zimbabwean opposition wins majority seats in by-elections

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El Salvador grabs 1,000 gang suspects in response to weekend killings

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