November 15, 2022


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UKRAINE | Today is day 264 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here are your updates:

  • The U.N. General Assembly approved a non-binding resolution yesterday calling for Russia to pay reparations for damage and deaths caused by its invasion of Ukraine. Ninety-three national representatives voted to approve the measure, 14 voted against, and 73 abstained from voting. [more]
  • Reports say a draft resolution under consideration at the G20 summit in Indonesia condemns Russia invasion of Ukraine and demands that Russian forces be withdrawn, while also acknowledging member nations’ differing views on Ukraine and sanctions. [more]
  • Addressing the G20 summit in Indonesia today via video link, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented a 10-point peace plan to end Russia’s invasion of his country. Among the plan’s points were demands for a path to nuclear safety, food security, and a special tribunal for alleged Russian war crimes committed during the invasion. [more]

WORLD POPULATION | The United Nations says that the world population will reach 8 billion today. According to the organization’s Day of Eight Billion website, it took 12 years for the population to grow from 7 to 8 billion and will take approximately 15 years to reach 9 billion. [more]

U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS | Following a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping yesterday in Indonesia, U.S. officials said the two leaders had agreed to resume cooperation on climate change and food security issues. Chinese officials said the meeting was a “new starting point” for U.S.-China relations. [more]

VIRGINIA | Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a University of Virginia student and former member of the school’s football team, was arrested yesterday and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of three UVA football players and the wounding of two other students Sunday on the grounds of the Charlottesville, Virginia, school. [more]

IDAHO | Police in Moscow, Idaho, have characterized as “victims” four University of Idaho students found dead yesterday in an off-campus home, but have not released the students’ cause of death or other details of their investigation. [more]

U.S. ELECTIONS | The Republican Party has secured 217 seats in the House of Representatives in nationwide elections — just one seat short of the 218 needed for control of the lower chamber of Congress. Seventeen House races across the country remain uncalled. [more]

U.S. BORDERS | The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says it stopped migrants 230,678 times along the U.S.-Mexico border in October — up 1.3% from September. Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela were migrants’ top-represented countries of origin for the month. [more]

U.S. POLITICS | Former President Donald Trump is widely expected to announce his third bid for the U.S. presidency tonight at an event at his Florida home. [more]

STUDENT LOANS | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis yesterday issued an injunction that blocks, pending appeal, of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program nationwide. [more]

CALIFORNIA | Some 48,000 academic workers, including 17,000 student researchers,  across 10 University of California campuses went on strike yesterday over wage and benefit issues. [more]

WEST BANK | Israeli and Palestinian officials say a Palestinian man killed two Israelis and wounded four others in a stabbing attack yesterday in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. The attacker was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. [more]

CONGO | Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say thousands of people have been displaced in the country’s eastern regions as M23 rebel forces near the strategic city of Goma. [more]

KOREA | Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali yesterday, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is reported to have told Chinese leader Xi Jinping that he hopes China will play a larger role in curbing North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations. [more]

INDONESIA | Indonesia has reportedly signed an agreement with international lenders and other nations under which it will receive up to $20 billion in funding to accelerate its adoption of clean energy sources and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. [more]

PRIVACY | Attorneys general for 40 U.S. states announced yesterday that tech giant Google has agreed to pay $391.5 million to settle claims that it tracked users’ locations even after they opted out of such tracking. [more]

SPACE | NASA officials say the agency's Artemis I moon rocket is on schedule for launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida tomorrow morning after suffering only minor damage to a section of caulking from Hurricane Nicole. [more]

TENNIS | The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports that Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to take part in this year’s Australian Open due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19 and had a three-year ban on entering Australia imposed on him, will be granted a visa to play to next year’s Open. [more]

NFL | The Philadelphia Eagles lost their first game of the 2022 NFL season last night, falling 32-21 to the Washington Commanders. Philadelphia had started the season 8-0. [more]

TODAY IN HISTORY | On this date in 1920, the first assembly of the League of Nations was called to order in Geneva, Switzerland. The league was dissolved in 1946 and was replaced by the United Nations. [more history]

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