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On Friday afternoon, California had a tough stance on Skittles, an international arrest warrant was issued for Putin, and Poland sent fighter jets to Ukraine

On Friday afternoon, California had a tough stance on Skittles, an international arrest warrant was issued for Putin, and Poland sent fighter jets to Ukraine

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An international arrest order has been issued for Vladimir Putin.

The International Criminal Court has officially issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of kidnapping minors from Ukraine and transferring them to his country. The ICC president declared in a video message that, while a judge has made the warrant, the ICC has no authority to make arrests; it will be up to the global community to take action. On Friday, Russia's foreign ministry disregarded the warrant and the accusations, emphasizing that Russia does not recognize the International Criminal Court.

Poland dispatched fighter jets.

President Andrejz Duda of Poland declared on Thursday that his nation will be the first from the NATO alliance to send four MiG-29 fighter jets to President Volodymr Zelensky of Ukraine, answering the country's numerous requests for Western air help. It is uncertain if other NATO countries will replicate this move.

El Salvador Maintains Repression

This week, El Salvador's authorities sent an additional 2,000 suspects to the country's recently erected colossal detention center meant for gang members. Tim Pearce, a reporter from Daily Wire, shared the news on Afternoon Update.

The president of El Salvador has asked for an elongation of the emergency procedures that his government has been employing to take action against gangs for roughly twelve months. During this time, around 65,000 individuals have been apprehended. This anti-gang effort is in response to an outburst of criminal activities in recent times. Human rights activists have censured the crackdown, accusing the administration of violating human rights and capturing blameless people in its huge raids.

Drag Queen Story Time Events in New York City

This Sunday, New York's Attorney General Letitia James will be presenting a story hour for kids featuring drag queens, in partnership with the New York, Queens, and Brooklyn public libraries. The news follows the implementation of laws in some states, for example Tennessee, that restrict sexually explicit performances intended for minors.


Honda has issued a recall.

Honda has issued a recall of around 500,000 vehicles due to a manufacturing fault that causes the seat belt catch and button to become weaker with time, according to The Washington Post. This applies to the CR-V from 2017 to 2020, Accord from 2018 to 2019, Accord Hybrid from 2018 to 2019, Odyssey from 2018 to 2020, Acura RDX from 2019 to 2020, and Insight from 2019.

Can California Find a Silver Lining?

Mairead Elordi from Daily Wire reported that there is a positive side to the multiple rain and snow storms that have been occurring in California.

The U.S. Drought monitor has reported that 44% of the state is now drought-free, 36% is enduring moderate drought, and only 8% is in a severe drought. This is the first time in three years that Los Angeles and San Francisco have been free of drought. Furthermore, forecasts have predicted a large rainstorm for the following week.

California Taking Action Against Skittles?

A new bill that forbids the usage of five cancer- and organ-harming chemical additives may cause California to prohibit the sale of Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, and a variety of non-perishable savoury foods. If the bill is approved, producers of food items will need to either alter their products or cease selling them in the US's most populous state.

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