World events 22.
The UK’s policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful, the nation’s highest court ruled, leaving in tatters Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s flagship plan to stem cross-channel arrivals in small boats.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
The ruling came hours after an excoriating letter from Suella Braverman, the home secretary dismissed on Monday, that underscored the fury facing Sunak among right-wing Conservatives.
Justin Trudeau is facing calls to quit as Canada’s prime minister, even from stalwarts in his own political party, as voter anger about housing and inflation grows and opinion polls show sagging support.
Trudeau may not have to face voters until 2025, but that’s enough time for him to resign or be forced out of the leadership of the Liberal Party by an increasingly restless caucus.
World events 22, Germany.
Germany’s top court struck down a key element of the government’s plans to address climate change and transform the economy, dealing Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition a major setback that throws its budget policy into disarray.
The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that the shifting of €60 billion ($65 billion) earmarked to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic into an off-budget fund violated German constitutional law.
Poland is expected to access some suspended European Union financing by the end of the year, as opposition leader Donald Tusk prepares to take over as prime minister.
Jorge Valero and Natalia Ojewska report that the European Commission plans to sign off on a request by Poland’s nationalist government to tap a portion of around €2.8 billion in aid earmarked to wean EU member states off Russian energy.
Taiwan’s opposition parties have agreed to run a joint campaign in January’s election, paving the way for a radical shakeup of the race.
World events 22, Israel ignore.
The White House is becoming increasingly frustrated with Israel’s conduct in the war against Hamas as the civilian death toll in Gaza mounts and the administration’s calls go unheeded, widening a rift between the close allies.
As Courtney McBride, Ben Bartenstein and Peter Martin report, US officials are having what they describe as more difficult conversations with their Israeli counterparts, only to have Israel ignore them.
North Korea tested new engines for intermediate-range ballistic missiles, a move that could help Pyongyang deliver quick strikes on US bases in places such as Guam.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva backed Argentina’s Sergio Massa ahead of Sunday’s presidential election, the latest leader taking a side in a contest that has highlighted Latin America’s deepening ideological divisions.
World events 22, Washington Dispatch.
The US Senate today prepares to take action on a temporary funding measure to keep the government in operation until early in the new year. The bill, advanced by Republican Speaker Mike Johnson, passed the House yesterday, thanks to broad Democratic support.
While it doesn’t contain assistance for Ukraine and Israel that the White House and many Republican and Democratic senators want, they are facing a Friday night deadline, when federal funding will lapse.
The Senate leadership will need the cooperation of all members to overcome procedural obstacles to meet the timeline.
Majority leader Chuck Schumer said he would work with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to pass the bipartisan extension of funding “as soon as possible.”
Many senators may have another incentive to swiftly approve the bill and send it to Biden for his signature: They are eager to get an early start to the Thanksgiving recess.
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