Current Affairs – 13 October, 2022
US: 2 police officers killed, 1 seriously injured in Connecticut shooting
Two US police officers were killed and a third officer suffered serious injuries after a shooting on Wednesday night in Bristol, Connecticut, according to reports.
Germany, NATO allies agree to purchase new system to boost EU air defense
Germany and 13 other members of the US-led NATO military alliance have signed a letter of intent to jointly purchase air defense systems in the category of systems such as the Israeli regime’s Arrow 3, US Patriot and German IRIS-T units in order to enhance the air and missile defense capabilities.
Ukraine war could lead to WWIII if Ukraine joins NATO: Russia reiterates
A Russian security official has reiterated that the conflict in Ukraine could escalate into World War III, if Kiev’s request for joining the US-led NATO military alliance is accepted.
North Korea test-fires two long-range cruise missiles
North Korea has test-fired a pair of long-range strategic cruise missiles, North Korean state media say, calling it a test to confirm the reliability and operability of nuclear-capable weapons.
Biden sets condition for meeting Putin at G20 summit, says does not plan to meet him
US President Joe Biden has set conditions for meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 summit in Indonesia saying he has “no intention” of discussing Ukraine with him.
UK to supply Ukraine with advanced air defense missiles
Britain will supply Ukraine with advanced air defense missiles capable of shooting down cruise projectiles, following Russian strikes on Kiev and other Ukrainian cities in recent days, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace says.
Ukraine says Russian missiles target more than 40 cities, towns
Russian missiles pounded more than 40 Ukrainian cities and towns, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday, after a UN General Assembly resolution called Moscow’s annexation of Ukrainian territory “illegal” and Ukraine’s allies committed more military aid.
More than 500 killed, thousands displaced in Nigeria amid worst floods in years
At least 500 people have been killed and thousands of others displaced as a result of floods in Nigeria since the start of the rainy season this year in what has been described as the worst floods to hit the African country in years.
US jury orders Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families
A jury in the United States has ordered Alex Jones, known for his provocative political commentaries and theories, to pay $965 million in damages to the people suffered over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.
Biden sees China as the only global rival to US
US President Joe Biden’s administration said Wednesday it would prioritize winning over China, seeing it as the only global rival to the United States, even as it also works to constrain Russia.
UK economy on brink of recession as it shrinks in August
Britain’s economy looks set to go into recession as data showed it unexpectedly shrank in August, underscoring the challenge for Prime Minister Liz Truss to make good on her promises to speed up growth.
– IMF cuts global GDP growth projection to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.7% in 2023
– NASA announces DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission test of September successful
– UN General Assembly elects 14 countries to fill seats in 47-member Human Rights Council
– Venezuela: 43 dead in landslides in Las Tejerias city
– Japan’s Nissan sells Russia business for 1 euro, takes $687 million loss