Below is a summary of current world news.
The Electoral Commission confirms the preliminary results of the general vote in Bosnia
Bosnia’s Electoral Commission (CIK) on Saturday confirmed the preliminary results of the October 2 presidential and parliamentary elections, showing the dominance of nationalist parties in parliaments at various levels of the Balkan country’s government. The CIK also confirmed that non-nationalist Croat and Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) candidates won the seats in the tripartite inter-ethnic presidency and a candidate from a pro-Russian party secured the seat of the Serbian presidency.
How water was used in Ukraine
Sveta has no doubt why the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, a shipbuilding center home to half a million people, has been without fresh water for the past six months. “They (the Russians) are committing genocide against us,” she growled as she waited this week with dozens of other people to fill water containers from tanks being transported to a downtown thoroughfare aboard an electric tram repair car.
Former Chinese President Hu Jintao escorted out of the party congress
Former Chinese President Hu Jintao was unexpectedly escorted from the closing ceremony of a ruling Communist Party congress on Saturday. Hu, 79, Xi Jinping’s immediate predecessor, was seated to Xi’s left. He was led from the stage of the main auditorium of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing by two administrators, a Reuters witness told the congress.
The right-wing Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister
Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister on Saturday alongside her cabinet team, giving the country its most right-wing government since World War II. She takes office at a particularly difficult time, with Italy’s debt-laden economy sliding back into recession, firms buckling under the weight of rising energy bills and splintering in her coalition over the war in Ukraine.
Russia says it repelled the Ukrainian offensive in the Kherson region
Russia said on Saturday that its forces thwarted an attempt by Ukraine to breach its line of control in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region, where it is evacuating civilians in anticipation of a wider Ukrainian counteroffensive. “All attacks were repulsed, the enemy was pushed back to their original positions,” the Defense Ministry said, adding that Ukraine’s offensive was launched towards the settlements of Piatykhatky, Suhanove, Sablukivka and Bezvodne on the west bank of the Dnipro River.
Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of protests in Iran
Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in a show of support for protesters in Iran, where unrest sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody entered its sixth week despite a deadly state crackdown. The protests have been one of the boldest challenges to Iran’s clerical leadership since the 1979 revolution, even if they do not appear close to toppling a government that has deployed its powerful security apparatus to quell the unrest.
Boris Johnson returns to Britain for a swift political comeback
Boris Johnson returned from a holiday in Britain on Saturday to consider a bold bid for a second term as prime minister in a race that could pit him against his former finance minister, who resigned in July to helped remove him from office. Potential candidates to replace Prime Minister Liz Truss, who resigned on Thursday after six weeks in office, were embarking on a frantic weekend of lobbying to secure enough nominations to enter the leadership contest before Monday’s deadline.
The head of the aircraft engine manufacturer in Ukraine detained on charges of treason – media
A former owner of a prestigious aircraft engine manufacturer in central Ukraine has been detained on charges of treason, Ukrainian media reported on Saturday, citing security sources. Several of Ukraine’s leading media outlets said that Vyacheslav Boguslaev, the “honorary head” of the Motor Sich company in the central city of Zaporizhzhia, was detained and taken to Kyiv in a convoy.
The Saudi crown prince did not attend the Arab summit on the advice of doctors – the Algerian presidency
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not attend the Nov. 1 Arab summit in Algeria in line with doctors’ advice to avoid travel, the Algerian presidency said in a statement late Saturday. Prince Mohammed, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, “expressed his regret for not attending the Arab summit” in a phone call with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the statement said.
China’s Xi further cements power as party congress closes
China’s ruling Communist Party wrapped up its bi-decade congress on Saturday, cementing Xi Jinping’s iron grip on power and unveiling a new Central Committee that is missing two key officials with no close ties to the leader. Xi, 69, is poised to secure a third five-year term as party general secretary, breaking precedent and cementing his place as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, the founding leader of People’s Republic.
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