The Russian-occupied regions of Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk have decided to hold a referendum on Friday this week to formally join the Russian Federation. These areas are at the forefront of a massive counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces. In other news, an Indian ‘fantasy’ gaming platform has sued Google over its new ‘discriminatory’ gaming policy.
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Kyiv referred to the ballots as a “sham” and declared that it would “remove” Russian threats, claiming that its forces would continue retaking territory regardless of what Moscow or its proxies declared.
A delegation from Pakistan headed by a former senior minister is currently on a secret visit to Israel—a country which has no diplomatic relations with Pakistan, according to media reports.
Indian online gaming company WinZO has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging that the internet giant’s decision to permit real-money fantasy sports and rummy games on its platform is discriminatory. A copy of the lawsuit was obtained by Reuters.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has sought a “one-to-one meeting” with King Charles III, a royal insider has claimed, saying that the “brave request” was made in an attempt to build the bridges between the two.
The funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II was a sombre affair. The ten days of the royal wake featured both heartwarming moments and controversial ones.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (September 20) asserted that Russia would pursue its “sovereign course” on the world stage, hinting at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. His words have come just ahead of United Nations General Assembly.
The move to rebrand Facebook into Meta and the focus on Metaverse has not worked out well for Mark Zuckerberg in the short run as his net worth dropped by a massive $71 billion in 2022, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
According to the study’s estimations, the EU fritters away some 153 million tonnes of food annually, which is double earlier projections and 15 million tonnes more than is imported.
Former President Donald Trump appeared to more fully embrace QAnon on Saturday, playing a song at a political rally in Ohio that prompted attendees to respond with a salute in reference to the cultlike conspiracy theory’s theme song.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been accused of committing treason for consulting his elder brother and ex-PM ‘fugitive’ Nawaz Sharif in London for the appointment of the next Army Chief.