World this week: Top 10 international news of this week

by TrendingNews Desk
  • Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, invoked hitherto unused Emergency powers. This is the first time these powers are used ever since this Act was made. The government resorted to emergency powers to end the blockade and public disorder that engulfed Ottawa for 18 days at the hands of participants in the so-called “Freedom Convoy”.  Demonstrations closed a main economic corridor between Canada and the United States for six days before being reopened on February 13. Canadian truckers have been protesting against the compulsory vaccination or quarantine mandates for drivers across the border. They have turned into a rallying point for those opposing Trudeau’s policies, which include restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic and a carbon tax.
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s position is facing a crisis as soon as he comes back from his China tour. Pakistan’s opposition parties, in alliance, have decided to bring a no-confidence motion against the government. The opposition claims that Imran Khan’s government will fall during the no-trust motion.

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  • The German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has been re-elected by a special parliamentary assembly for the second term of five years. It is also Steinmeier’s last term, which he won by 71% of the vote. Steinmeier was first elected as president on February 12, 2017, with 74% of the vote. Before becoming president for the first time in 2017, Steinmeier, 66, served two terms as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s foreign minister and previously Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s chief of staff. The President of Germany has little executive power but is considered an important moral authority.
  • The United Kingdom marks the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, with the Queen looking to the future of the monarchy. She has surpassed Louis XIV of France as the longest-reigning monarch of a sovereign state. She became the longest-lived British monarch on 21 December 2007. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate Sapphire Jubilee.  Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth dominions. Elizabeth became queen upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952.


  • Thousands of people in the Australian capital protested against making the corona vaccine mandatory. More than 10,000 people in Canberra called on federal, state and regional governments to immediately end all health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccination. People completely blocked the streets of Canberra while taking out a march and sloganeering. Police said more than 10,000 protesters protested peacefully.
  • The US Justice Department has arrested a married couple. Earlier last week, bitcoins worth $3.6 billion were seized from them, whose value has increased by $4.5 billion in a week. When the duo of hackers stole these bitcoins, 6 years ago, then their value was only $71 million. The Justice Department has called it the biggest cryptocurrency theft to date.
  • Many countries are extracting their citizens from Ukraine amid the impending danger of War with Russia. On one hand, it was being said that Russia will attack on Ukraine on February 16. On the other hand, a few reports are coming that soldiers stationed near Ukraine are returning to their bases. Regarding this, Moscow has said that some forces stationed near Ukraine are returning to their bases, because the deployment of Russian forces on the borders was worrying Ukraine that Russia might attack it at any time. Russia has said that this move will. According to a report in CNN, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba expressed doubts about Russia’s announcement of withdrawal of troops.

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  • The circumstances are such that war can start at any time. Due to the ever-increasing tension, turmoil continues in the crude oil market around the world. Russia produces 10 million barrels of oil a day, which is about 10% of global demand. In addition, it is the largest supplier of natural gas in Europe. If this supply line breaks down, fuel prices will skyrocket. Amidst this tension the stock markets around the world plummeted to a record low.
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s position is facing a crisis as soon after he came back from his China tour. Pakistan’s opposition parties together have decided to bring a no-trust motion against the government. The opposition claims that Imran Khan’s government will fall during the no-confidence motion. According to the report of Pakistani newspaper Dawn, the party of Bilawal Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif has jointly formed an alliance named Pakistan Development Movement. Alliance leader Fazlur Rehman has said that we have made all the preparations regarding the no-trust motion. Some leaders supporting the government are also in touch with us. Even in 2021, Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif had brought a no-confidence motion against the Imran government, but the Imran government was saved by one vote.
  • America’s Black Hawk Helicopter has created history in the world of automation and warfare. Black Hawk helicopter took off without a pilot for the first time on February 5. The helicopter flew at a speed of 115 to 125 mph at an altitude of about 4000 feet. Black Hawk also had a successful landing after a 30-minute flight meeting all the standards. This feat of America in the military advancement has added to the concern of China and Russia.