The long-awaited conversation between Volodymyr Zelensky and Xi Jinping lasted about an hour and was, according to the Ukrainian president, “significant”. Pope Francis made a historic decision by allowing women to vote at the bishops’ meeting in October. Here are five things you should know today.
1. Conversation between Xi Jinping and Volodymyr Zelensky
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that he did a “long and meaningful” phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. This is the first official conversation between them since the invasion Russia to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian president has repeatedly expressed interest in talking to Xi since the beginning of the Russian invasion of his country. China, although declared neutral in this war, is a close partner of Russia.
2. Agreement between the USA and South Korea
The presidents of the US and South Korea announced the signing of the “Washington Declaration”, intended to strengthen consultations and cooperation between the two countries on the possible use of nuclear weapons.
“North Korea’s nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners is unacceptable and will result in the end of this regime,” he said. Joe Biden.
3. The pope allows women to vote
Pope Francis made a historic decision by allowing women to vote at the bishops’ meeting in October.
In the past, women could attend synods, a papal advisory body, as auditors, but without voting rights.
4. The reporter asks, Ziobro (no) answers
Marta Gordziewicz in the reportage “The Ziobro State” showed the activities of the investigators in connection with the death of the father of the Minister of Justice. The case was dismissed twice by an independent from Zbigniew Ziobro the prosecutor’s office. When PiS took power, both the prosecutor’s office, already supervised by Ziobro, and the one led by him became involved in it Ministry of Justice.
On Wednesday, at a press conference, Marta Gordziewicz asked Minister Ziobro about the complaint to the ECtHR and the ministry’s position on the matter.
5. Fugees rapper convicted
A jury has convicted Gammy Award-winning rapper Prakazrel “Press” Michel of the music group Fugees on charges that he conspired with a Malaysian financier to organize a series of foreign lobbying campaigns to influence US authorities under two presidents.
The trial, full of political intrigue, involved notable people – including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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