World News 23.09

On Thursday, world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly called for Moscow to be held accountable for human rights violations in Ukraine. Harsh criticism was directed at Russia and its leadership, and the message from the international community was clear: peace must return to Ukraine as soon as possible.

UN General Assembly concludes


The 77th United Nations General Assembly ended today. Much of the three-day session revolved around the war in Ukraine. Harsh criticism was directed at Russia and its leadership, and the message from the international community was clear: peace must return to Ukraine as soon as possible.

Mock referendums


The so-called “referendums” in areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia have begun. This window-dressing strategy is intended to help Russia annex these territories. The international community has already denounced the effort and declared that it will not recognise the results.

Europe rejects Russian exodus


This week Vladimir Putin announced the first mobilisation since the second world war. The declaration sent Russians fleeing in panic in an effort to avoid being called up for service. However, many EU countries refuse to accept deserters.

Iran revolution? Protests originating in Iran have spread into several other countries. The unrest was sparked by the killing of young woman Mahsa Amini by the so-called morality police. The issue of human rights in Iran is finally starting to take centre stage.

Italian elections on the horizon


This Sunday, Italians will head for the ballots to choose a new government. The former ruling coalition collapsed over a vote of no-confidence for prime minister Mario Draghi. The centre-right is currently most likely to win.

Holocaust memorial day in Lithuania


To honour the victims of the Holocaust, Lithuania holds National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Jews. TVP World reporter Gabriela Jankauskaite was in Vilnius reporting on the event.

Revolutionary cancer treatment


UK scientists may have just reached a breakthrough in cancer treatment. It seems that a weakened form of the common herpes virus is able to weaken and even destroy harmful cancer cells.

Operation “Save The Planet”


The “Save The Planet” exhibition features the history of mother Earth and shows the threat it is currently facing.

Mount Everest skiing expedition


Andrzej Bargiel, Polish climber extraordinaire, is currently attempting to ski down Mount Everest. He has already reached Camp 4, at almost 8,000 metres.

World News’ guest


Freedom and self-determination are considered essential liberties across much of the globe. Especially now, when the war in Ukraine rages on. The „Defending Freedom” conference is currently taking place in Tallinn, Estonia. TVP World correspondent Alexandra Sumlinska was there and had a chance to speak with Oleksiy Goncharenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

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