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December 9, 2022 (Friday)
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A court in Moscow sentences prominent opposition figure Ilya Yashin to eight and a half years in prison on charges related to his criticism of the ongoing war in Ukraine. (ABC News)
December 8, 2022 (Thursday)
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The Game Awards 2022
At this year's Game Awards, Elden Ring wins Game of the Year while God of War Ragnarök wins the most awards with six. (Washington Post)
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Acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft
The United States Federal Trade Commission announces that they will sue in an attempt to block Microsoft's pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard, citing concerns that the deal would give Microsoft too much control over certain parts of the gaming industry. (The Verge)
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French President Emmanuel Macron announces that condoms will be free at pharmacies for all adults between the ages of 18 and 24 years beginning on January 1, as part of an effort to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in the country. (Reuters)
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The Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act, which grants the cabinet of the Canadian province of Alberta the ability to nullify national laws, passes the Albertan legislature by a party line vote of 27–7, following significant opposition by the Alberta New Democratic Party and Indigenous chiefs. (CBC News)
December 7, 2022 (Wednesday)
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At least 155 people are injured in a train collision in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. (Reuters)
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2022 Peruvian self-coup d'état attempt
President Pedro Castillo announces the dissolution of Congress, the imposition of a curfew, the creation of an "emergency" government, and early parliamentary elections hours before facing his third impeachment vote. The impeachment is successful and Castillo is later arrested after leaving the Government Palace in Lima. First Vice President Dina Boluarte is sworn in as President of the Republic after Castillo's arrest. (Reuters) (La República) (Al Jazeera)
December 6, 2022 (Tuesday)
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Accession of Kosovo to the European Union
President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani announces that the country will submit an application for membership of the European Union by the end of the year. (TVP World)
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December 5, 2022 (Monday)
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Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe is re-elected as President of the Eurogroup. (AFP via Barron's)
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2022 Risaralda landslide
At least 33 people are killed, four others are critically injured, and many others are missing after a landslide hits a bus in Risaralda, Colombia. (TRT World)
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International sanctions during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
2022 Russian oil price cap
The US$60-per-barrel price ceiling on Russian seaborne oil imposed by Australia, the European Union, and the G7 comes into force. (Reuters)
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2022 Mongolian protests
Protests occur in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar in response to a corruption scandal. Four policemen are reported injured. (Tengrinews)
December 4, 2022 (Sunday)
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The African National Congress meets to debate the political future of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa amid an emerging scandal concerning Ramaphosa's ownership of a farm in alleged breach of anti-corruption laws. Ramaphosa has stated that he does not intend to resign. (AP)
December 3, 2022 (Saturday)
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Attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election
Donald Trump claims in his social media platform Truth Social that the alleged fraud during the 2020 American presidential elections justifies the "termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution". (BBC News)
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