Our Top Stories for the Week of September 12, 2022

Updated September 16, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

It’s been a busy week, from leadership changes to international fraud concerns. Who has time to keep track of it all? That’s why we’ve boiled it all down to our top stories of the week.


Presidents, Kings, & Former Presidents

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  • Trump's Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton Turned Down By Court: On Friday, September 9, a US judge dismissed President Trump’s lawsuit against 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton because “the matter was of political grievance which do not belong in court”. Trump sued Clinton in March earlier this year as well as other members of her campaign for racketeering, He is also suing for the costs and expenses he incurred over the period of proceedings, an amount summed to be up to $24 million.[1]

  • Charles III Formerly Proclaimed King: On September 10, following the death of the longest reigning Monarch in British history, Elizabeth II, her son, formerly Prince of Wales, has been proclaimed the new King of the United Kingdom. In his address at St James Palace in London, the New King expressed his gratitude to all those who have shown their overwhelming sympathy for the royal family in their moment of mourning. He emphasized that he would strive to build on the legacy of the late Queen. [2]

  • President Biden Enjoins National Unity On 9/11 Remembrance: On Sunday, September 11, Remembrance Day for the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, President Biden gave a speech from the Pentagon to invoke the memories that Americans share of togetherness following the series of attacks that killed nearly 3000 people. Marking its 21nst anniversary, President Biden encouraged the American people to “dig deep” as they once did to care for one another in their troubling times.[3]

  • William Ruto Sworn In As President: On Tuesday, September 13, the winner of the Kenyan Presidential election, William Ruto, was sworn in as the new president of the country. The election, which was held earlier this year, was closely contested between him and Raila Odinga, who still upholds the claim that the elections were rigged. Uhuru Kenyata will take over the reins from Ruto after the ceremony, which was held in Nairobi.[4]

Sources: [1] The Guardian [2] BBC [3] Reuters [4] BBC


Concerns Over Fraud & Possible Danger

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  • India Confirms Fraudulent Shell Companies: On Sunday, September 11, Indian authorities arrested a man who is believed to have masterminded the creation of several fraudulent companies. The arrest was made as a part of a larger probe operation launched by the government to prevent illegal transactions by these shell companies. In addition to the arrest, two other Chinese individuals were implicated in the creation of the companies linked to China.[1]

  • Israel Worried About Iran’s Nuclear Capability: On Monday, September 12, talks between Iran and the US have broken down, with tensions rising over the Tehran nuclear program. The tensions heightened amid the concerns of Benny Gantz, who gave a clear warning about the capability of Iran to produce as many as three warheads in three weeks. The United Nations is unable to investigate given that cameras are barred from key sites in the country, and the UK, France, and Germany have released statements expressing doubt over the commitments of Iran to successful talks.[2]

  • Mother Of Three Dead Children To Be Questioned: On Monday, September 12, a mother is to be brought in for questioning by New York City detectives after her children, two girls and one boy, were found dead on Coney Island Beach. The children were found after about 3 hours of intensified search which was initiated by a call that suggested that a family member may have harmed the children. [3]

  • Bezos’ Spacecraft Failed Flight Mission: On Tuesday, September 13, the New Shepard rocket and capsule system's flight was cut short over the Texas desert. At an altitude of 28,000 feet, the automobiles were rising at a speed of 700 miles per hour when they were engaged in an accident (8.5 kilometers). The rocket's motor appeared to have failed. The Federal Aviation Administration has stated that it will investigate Monday's incident.[4]

  • Arrest Warrant Rolled Out For South Korean Crypto Developer: On Wednesday, September 14, a South Korean court has sanctioned the arrest of Do Kwon, the developer of Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. His arrest follows a series of fraud allegations by investors who were affected by the global crash. Analysis by Elliptic confirms the loss of approximately $42 billion. The crash not only affected individuals, but major crypto funders, including the US-based Celsius and Singapore-based Three Arrows Capital.[5]

  • Rise In Extreme Global Hunger: On Friday, September 16, scientists published a report that linked the rise in world hunger to climate change. The study, carried out by Oxfam in 10 countries where hunger has been rampant over the years and which are also hotspots affected by the threats of climate change. The report found that 48 million people are suffering from acute hunger. COVID-19 and the Ukrainian war are also thought to have contributed to the hunger.[6]

Sources: [1] Reuters [2] The Guardian [3] Reuters [4] BBC [5] CNN [6] The Guardian


Steps Forward

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  • Ukraine Make Significant Progress Against Russia: On Friday, September 9, Ukrainian officials stated that the troops had achieved significant gains in a counteroffensive in the northeast Kharkiv region. Furthermore, the city of Kupyansk in the Kharkiv area is now within reach of Ukrainian forces. The city serves as a vital supply and logistics hub for the Russian military. According to a photograph, the city of Kupyansk has not yet been retaken by the Ukrainian force.[1]

  • Florida To Combat Shortage Of Teachers By Recruiting Veterans: On Tuesday, September 13, Ron DeSantis signed into law the Military Veterans Certification Pathway, which is aimed at recruiting military veterans to take up the jobs of teachers who have left the profession. The Pathway bill passed through the two Florida legislature houses without any opposition. The qualified veterans would have the opportunity to enter the class room while they earn their education credentials.[2]

Sources: [1] CNN [2] Reuters

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