Voting has officially begun in the United States for the midterm elections, with several states having so far recorded decent turnouts. One of the main factors that will decide the outcome of the election is the 8.3 million young Americans who will vote. While polls showed a strong Democratic tilt in the age group, low turnout worked in favor of Republicans. Separately, Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday (November 8th) with the aim of strengthening ties between the two nations.
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Voting has officially begun in the United States for the midterm elections, with several states having so far recorded decent turnouts. One of the main factors that will decide the outcome of the election is the 8.3 million young Americans who will vote. While polls showed a strong Democratic tilt in the age group, low turnout worked in favor of Republicans.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday (November 8th) in a bid to strengthen ties between the two nations. The two leaders discussed climate, trade, the war in Ukraine and other issues of mutual interest.
Just days after Iranian lawmakers urged the country’s courts to rein in “rioters”, the judiciary said it would deal firmly with anyone who causes disruption or commits crimes. He was referring to ongoing nationwide protests.
French prosecutors in Marseille said on Tuesday an investigation had been launched the day after a French cardinal admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago. Jean-Pierre Ricard has publicly admitted having abused a girl years ago.
Political tensions in Pakistan continue to rise as pro-Imran Khan protesters block roads near the capital Islamabad. The protests were a direct response to the attack on the former prime minister which saw him injured in what his supporters described as an “assassination attempt”.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday accused China of playing “aggressive games” with his country’s democracy and institutions after the publication of a report alleging foreign interference in its elections.
On Tuesday (November 8), small island nations came together and called for a windfall tax on oil companies to compensate developing countries for climate change.
A US research station in Antarctica has been closed for domestic travel following a Covid outbreak. The National Science Foundation, which operates McMurdo Station at the southern tip of Ross Island in Antarctica, said 98 positive cases had been recorded since October. There are currently 885 people living at McMurdo Station.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled the theme for the G20 summit in New Delhi, slated for September 2023. India is set to assume the chairmanship of the Group of 20 or G20 countries for one year, starting on 1 December 2022.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has admitted it was a “mistake” to award the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Blatter was the president of FIFA in 2010 when Qatar was successful in winning the right to host the tournament as the United States were favorites to host the showpiece event that year.