Joe Biden believes that Sweden will “soon” become a full member of the North Atlantic Alliance. In the suburbs of Jackson, Mississippi, security forces shot dead a gunman who took a hostage and killed a police officer. In turn, judge Szymon Marciniak was criticized for participating in the conference organized by the leader of the Confederation, Sławomir Mentzen. Here are six things you should know today.
1. Judge Szymon Marciniak in trouble
Polish arbitrator Simon Marciniak, nominated to referee the Champions League final, came under fire from one of the anti-racist associations. UEFA’s reaction in the Guardian indicates that the case will continue.
Everything was triggered by Marciniak’s speech at the Everest business conference organized in Katowice by the co-chairman of the Confederation, Sławomir Mentzen.
The interested person himself also issued a statement, which he sent to the “Never Again” Association. However, he did not refer to the accusations against him, and above all to his presence at the aforementioned conference.
2. Biden says Sweden will “soon” join NATO
President of the USA Joe Biden during a speech at the graduation ceremony of the graduates of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, he said that contrary to hopes Vladimir PutinNATO is united in support Ukraine and promised to join the Alliance “soon”. Sweden.
In his inaugural address, Joe Biden warned the graduates that they would enter service in an increasingly volatile world, pointing to challenges from Russia and China.
3. The manufacturer of BMW and Mini is laying off almost half of its employees
BMW and Mini car manufacturer – company VDL Nedcarannounced mass layoffs. By November this year, 1.8 thousand people will lose their jobs. people. This is almost half of all employees at the factory in Born in the south of the Netherlands.
From November this year, 1.8 thousand people will lose their jobs. from 3.9 thous. employed. At the same time, in a statement provided to the media, VDL Nedcar indicates that it cannot exclude further layoffs around March 1, 2024
4. Intervention of services in Mississippi
A Mississippi man armed with pistols and a rifle who took a hostage and later killed an intervening police officer has been shot dead by security forces.
The incident took place in the suburb of Jackson. A 22-year-old man broke into one of the houses where two women were staying. One managed to escape and the other was held hostage.
5. Zelensky at the EWP summit in Moldova
“I received a signal from the allies of strong support for Ukraine on combat aircraft,” said Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelensky at a press conference after the summit of the European Political Community in Moldova. Zelensky met there with the leaders of more than 40 European countries.
On the sidelines of the meeting, in the Mimi Castle in Bulboaka, located 35 km from Chisinau, Zelensky met with the leaders of over 40 European countries, including the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
6. Canadian police closed illegal Chinese checkpoints
Canadian police have closed illegal Chinese police stations in three provinces. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has “interrupted illegal policing in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia,” public broadcaster CBC reported.
The RCMP has been investigating illegal Chinese “precincts” since October 2022. The case of the overseas “outposts” of the Chinese police, more than a hundred in 50 countries, was described earlier in a report by the Spanish security organization human rights Safeguard Defenders. Three “outposts” were to be located in the metropolis of Toronto. RCMP informed in this year. its operations in Vancouver and Montreal.
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