Day: 23 January 2023
Erdogan tells Sweden not to expect Nato bid support
The Turkish president’s warning comes after protests in Sweden, including a Quran burning.
Capitol rioter who posed with feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk found guilty
Richard Barnett carried a stun gun as he joined the crowds storming the Capitol on 6 January 2021.
China: Northern city of Mohe reports coldest temperature
The northernmost city of Mohe has recorded temperatures of -53C, its lowest on record.
Swedish PM in hot water over eel fishing scandal
Ulf Kristersson is criticised after hiring an aide who had broken poaching laws and misled police.
Israel probes death of Palestinian who was pepper-sprayed and shot
Ahmad Kahla was killed by Israeli troops after a tussle at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
Jubilant Arsenal fans arrested in Uganda after win
The fans were celebrating with a replica trophy but were arrested for staging an illegal procession
Spotify cuts jobs in latest round of tech layoffs
The music-streaming company says it is shedding 6% of its workforce.
Afghan professor: ‘If they kill me, I won’t stay silent’
Men must stand up and defend the rights of Afghan women and girls, a professor at a Kabul university says.
Lavrov visit to South Africa: Pandor defends joint Russia-China military exercise
South Africa has the right to conduct such exercises with its “friends”, the foreign minister says.
Andrey Medvedev: Russian Wagner mercenary who fled to Norway arrested
A man believed to be the Wagner Group’s first defector to the West is being held by police.