In this edition of World News, we take a look at midterm elections in the US, Russia and Ukraine, which are making no headway on the ground, and two solutions at the forefront of the energy debate at COP27, namely renewable and nuclear.
The Republicans are the favorites for a majority in the US House of Representatives. However, the Senate remains much more of a toss-up and it is still unclear who will achieve the majority. At the same time, some Democratic governors are trying to hold onto their positions in states that were once safely considered blue.
There are six states to watch during this year’s Midterms. Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin are the main battlegrounds. The election race is the closest here. Five of those states, with the exception of Nevada, were flipped by President Joe Biden in 2020. They played a crucial role in his electoral victory over then-President Donald Trump.
Even though the 2020 presidential election map had a lot more blue than red, that could change tonight.
Our correspondents Don Arleth and Alex Sumlinska are in Atlanta, Georgia and New York, respectively, to keep us updated on election developments.
War in Ukraine affects midterms in US
The US midterm elections span 34 Senate elections, including Ohio. While many Americans will vote on economic or ideological grounds, some will focus primarily on US foreign policy. This will definitely be the case for Ukrainian-Americans. TVP World invited E. Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC, to shed more light on the midterm elections. To watch the interview, click on the video above.
Russian authorities behind power outages in Kherson
For many Ukrainians, constant power cuts are part of everyday life. Residents in Kharkiv and other oblasts face constant power outages as the utility works to avoid a complete blackout. Meanwhile, in Kherson, the Russians are arming blackouts to rid the city of Ukrainian civilians. Our special correspondent Aleksandra Marchewicz was in Kharkiv with the latest updates.
Heavy fighting in Donbass, Russians build fortifications
The war in Ukraine is halfway into the ninth month. Russia continues to damage Ukraine’s main civilian infrastructure. Neither side is making much progress at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the fighting is any less fierce.
World leaders debate solutions at COP27
The COP27 Environment Summit continues today as representatives from around the world discuss ways to solve the energy crisis. Two solutions were at the forefront of the discussion: renewable and nuclear.
The problem of migration continues to grow in Europe
The problem of mass migration to Europe will not go away anytime soon. Southern European nations are still grappling with high numbers of illegal migrants attempting to enter the old continent. An end to the crisis that began in 2015 does not appear to be in sight.
New elections in Berlin are controversial
There will be a repeat of the 2021 federal election in Berlin, as voting irregularities were observed in 11 percent of the districts. The Bundestag has already approved the measure.
Taiwan invests millions in Lithuanian chip production
Despite fierce resistance and threats from China, Lithuania continues to cooperate with Taiwan. The two partners have agreed to continue investing in their economies and facilitating trade.
Former FIFA President announces details of Qatar World Cup elections
Another controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup has rocked the soccer world. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter revealed details of the process that led to the selection of Qatar to host the tournament. Blatter confirms what everyone is saying: the election was clearly motivated by money and not by objective criteria.