Monday, 22, April, 2019

World

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday, exit polls and a partial vote count showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country's political establishment.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today called on the authorities in Uzbekistan to end the blocking of media outlets, in order to ensure that important news and current affairs resources be made accessible to the public.

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who released reams of secret documents that embarrassed the United States government, was arrested by the British police on Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012, after Ecuador withdrew the asylum it had granted him.

Unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco, according to a major study.

A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met the visiting Uzbek delegation, led by Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, and discussed the peace process, regional connectivity, infrastructure projects and economic ties between the two countries, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The next meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Ministerial Council) will be held in Moscow on April 5, the CIS Executive Committee reported.

The U.S. Department of Labour (DOL) has removed the cotton from Uzbekistan from the List for Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (E.O. List).

Facebook removed 2,632 Pages, Groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram, the company said in a statement.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday that he was resigning as the leader of Kazakhstan after three decades in power.