British military guard must observe all fainting protocol.

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Kremlin planning to declare Ukraine captured territory as part of Russia.

Russia prepared the path for the legal annexation of large swaths of Ukraine on Tuesday, escalating the Kremlin’s conflict with Kyiv.

Pro-Moscow officials in four occupied Ukrainian regions, totaling 15% of the country’s territory, announced preparations for referendums leading to annexation later this week.

Vladimir Putin was scheduled to address the Russian people in a televised address on Tuesday, but it was postponed without reason.

The Kremlin has previously warned that it would protect any acquired territory by any means necessary, raising the risk of nuclear weapons in reaction to Western-backed Ukrainian efforts to regain the area.

The referendums were dubbed a sham by international leaders assembled at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Putin has also become increasingly isolated during meetings with China, India, and Turkey, all of whom expressed concern over the crisis.

Ukraine denounced the referendums as an effort by Moscow to retake the initiative following catastrophic war setbacks.

The occupants are plainly in a panic, stated President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukrainian leaders have stated that the counter-offensive will continue even if Russia formally annexes new territories.

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Dogs were unleashed on a burglar as punishment.

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Putin military mobilization may further isolate Russia, says Emmanuel Macron.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday (Sep 21) said that plans announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a partial military mobilisation linked to the war in Ukraine is a “mistake” and will further isolate the country.

His decision is bad news for Russian people, young people and will increase isolation of his county, Macron said in New York where he attends various meeting linked to the United Nations General Assembly.

Putin earlier ordered Russian mobilisation to fight in Ukraine and made a thinly veiled threat to using nuclear weapons, in what NATO called a “reckless” act of desperation in the face of Russia’s looming defeat.

Nuclear powers now needed to act responsibly, Macron said in his first comments after Putin’s announcement. He spoke after talks with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Amazon suspend construction of new warehouse in Madrid till 2024.

According to Reuters: Amazon has suspended the construction of new warehouses in Spain until 2024, Spanish news website El Confidencial said on Monday (Sep 19), citing unidentified company sources.

El Confidencial said the US e-commerce giant told its providers and partners to wait and see as pandemic driven online shopping has slowed down.

Amazon said in an emailed statement to Reuters, Our commitment to Spain remains.

In 2022, we have opened new logistics stations, Amazon Fresh hubs and a logistics centre in Spain, the company said, without elaborating.

Amazon said in June it planned to add 2,000 new jobs in Spain in 2022, taking its total payroll in the country to 20,000.

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Spanish delivery company Glovo to pay $78 million dollars fine.

Spain has fined Delivery Hero’s local business Glovo 79 million euros ($78 million) for allegedly violating labour laws, its labour minister Yolanda Diaz said on Wednesday.

Glovo said it would appeal the decision, in which the labour ministry alleged it had failed to contribute to social security and make other payments from 2018 to 2021 as it did not hire its delivery riders under formal contracts.

(Glovo) has violated fundamental labour rights and they have obstructed the work of the investigation. For this reason, action has been taken against this company, Diaz told reporters, adding We will make them comply with the law.

Glovo said that it had fully collaborated with the labour ministry investigation, which it said took place before a new law came into force.

During the inspection period, Glovo asked to expand and provide its evidence, reflections and assessments as well as different documentation, which was rejected by the labour inspection, it said in a statement.

In May 2021, Spain passed one of Europe’s first laws relating to gig-economy workers’ rights, requiring riders for food delivery platforms be made employees on formal labour contracts. This came into effect in August that year.

But some, such as 19-year-old Glovo rider Giancarlo from Peru, said they have still not been offered a formal contract.

I would prefer to work for a salary, it’s easier than having to look (for orders) for myself alone, Giancarlo told Reuters in Barcelona.

He preferred not to give his last name as his residence permit in Spain is still pending regularisation.

However, Nicolli, a 22-year-old Brazilian rider in Barcelona, said she preferred freelancing because it gives more freedom to work and earn a lot more.

The labour ministry said that Glovo had refused to give labour contracts to more than 10,600 riders in Spain’s second and third-largest cities, Barcelona and Valencia, since the riders law came into effect.

One of the unions representing the riders, CCOO, said in a statement it “valued positively the strong action taken against the problem of the delivery workers.

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Nigeria: NDLEA intercept cocaine worth $278million dollars in Lagos State.

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Russian forces attack has damaged a nearby hydroelectric power plant and transmission lines.

Russian troops struck the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in Ukraine’s southern Mykolaiv region early on Monday but its reactors have not been damaged and are working normally, Ukraine’s state nuclear company Energoatom said.

A blast took place 300 meters (yards) away from the reactors and damaged power plant buildings shortly after midnight, Energoatom said in a statement.

The attack has also damaged a nearby hydroelectric power plant and transmission lines.

Currently, all three power units of the PNPP (Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant) are operating normally. Fortunately, there were no casualties among the station staff, Energoatom said.

It published two photographs showing a crater it said was caused by the blast. In one of the pictures, a man stood in the crater to give a sense of its size.

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England: King Charles 111, salute Queen’s Coffin.

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