Massive power outages across Ukraine after Russian strikes; Sunak, Johnson and Mordaunt compete for MPs’ support in the race for British Prime Minister, while Polish and US officials discuss building a nuclear power plant. This and much more can be found in the Wednesday edition of World News.
Ukraine is facing massive power outages after Russian attacks
Russian attacks have left thousands of people without heat and electricity. Our special correspondent Sally Jastrzębska is in Kyiv.
Russia attacks civilian settlements in Ukraine
As Ukraine has resisted Russian aggression for 242 days, Moscow forces have focused on sustained missile attacks on energy infrastructure. Many communities are now without basic comforts as winter approaches, but Ukrainians vow to carry on the fight anyway.
Sunak, Johnson and Mordaunt battle for MPs’ support in the prime ministerial race
Nominations for next Conservative Party leader close Monday; Candidates need the support of at least 100 MPs to go to the polls. Ex-Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been the only contender to break the 100-vote mark, but a new but well-known rival is now quickly closing the gap.
Poland is nearing its first nuclear power plant
Poland is one step closer to building its long-awaited nuclear power plant. Senior Polish officials have just wrapped up a key round of talks with the US Secretary of Energy.
Slovenian presidential elections
Slovenians went to the polls to cast their ballots to decide who will be their country’s next president. Three candidates are battling for the Slovenian presidency, with commentators expecting a runoff will be needed to determine the result.
The first meeting of the new Italian government
Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni officially announced her new government after an official handover ceremony. Meloni’s coalition government will be the first right-wing government in Italy since World War II.
XI Jinping elected Chinese head of state for third term
China’s Xi Jinping has just been officially re-elected to a third term as general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. Xi is the first Chinese leader to hold power for three terms since Mao Zedong.
66th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
Hungarians commemorated one of the most important events in their country’s modern history. Thousands attended the 66th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution that was brutally crushed by the Soviet Union.
Trudeau orders gun sales freeze in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has frozen the sale, acquisition and transfer of handguns across the country. The handgun ban is the latest development in a long-running dispute between Canadian lawmakers over gun control laws.
Madrid shepherds maintain a 600-year-old tradition
The bleating and belling of more than a thousand goats and sheep took over downtown Madrid on Sunday morning as part of a festival with over 600 years of tradition. Here’s more.
The yacht race around Sicily starts from Malta
The Rolex Middle-Sea Races got off to a spectacular start. 118 yachts from 24 nations gathered in the amphitheater of Malta’s historic harbor – a stunning setting with a battery salute that has protected the city for 500 years.
Guest of the world news
How does Russian propaganda work and what can be done to limit its influence? TVP World invited Dr. Ian Garner, historian and translator of Russian culture and war propaganda, to shed more light on the darkness.