The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 day edition

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday condemned Russia's recognition of the independence of two pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine as violating the nation's sovereignty, as well as international law and a past peace agreement.

"Russia's series of actions violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which we never tolerate and strongly criticize," Kishida told reporters.

Kishida said Moscow's latest moves go against the Minsk cease-fire agreement signed by Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Japan has been stepping up diplomacy over the Ukrainian crisis in recent days.

The leaders agreed during their 30-minute talks that they will follow developments over Ukraine with "serious concern" and continue to coordinate closely, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

No concessions to Russia on Ukraine crisis: Estonia foreign minister.

Japan PM Kishida to join virtual G-7 summit over Ukraine crisis. »

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tucker Carlson's on-air fixation with her is 'targeted, libelous harassment'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said comments about her by Tucker Carlson were "libelous.".

Hillary Clinton said recently that Fox attacks on her were approaching a point where she could sue.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described personalized attacks on her by Fox News host Tucker Carlson as "targetted, libelous harassment," deepening the feud between the two. »

‘Arthur’ will end with 25 seasons as the longest-running kids animated series in history

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Show Screenwriter Kathy Waugh initially revealed that PBS Kids planned to end the longterm series during an interview on the “Finding DW” podcast over the summer.

“To me, it just felt evergreen, like it was never going to end but it did end,” Waugh revealed in the podcast.

Waugh also went on to mention that even though the series will end, the “Arthur” characters won’t be gone completely. »

Haiti hikes minimum wage by up to 54% following worker protests

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Haiti's government on Monday hiked the minimum wage by as much as 54% following weeks of demonstrations by garment workers who say their wages are not enough to keep up with the rising cost of living.

Employees in the clothing manufacturing sector, which export finished products to U.S. retailers, received a 37% increase.

For decades, Haiti has promoted itself as a center for clothing manufacturing thanks to low wages and proximity to U.S. markets. »

Putin orders Russian forces into Ukraine's breakaway regions after recognizing their independence

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Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized the independence of two Russian-backed breakaway republics in the east of Ukraine.

Putin announced during an extraordinary public meeting of his security council in Moscow earlier that he would decide whether to formally recognize the independence of the breakaway republics.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia, February 21, 2022. »