Two weeks ago, Russia dropped out of a deal that allowed Ukraine to safely ship its food to other countries. Now Russia is attacking Ukraine's ports, trying to prevent Ukraine from selling its grain. The effort is likely to lead to higher food prices worldwide.
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The United States has destroyed the last of its chemical weapons. This means that the last known chemical weapons in the world are gone. The event marks the end of a long effort to get rid of all chemical weapons worldwide.
A three-day ceasefire to the fighting in Sudan was announced on Monday. The fighting, led by Sudan's two top generals, broke out on April 15. It has left thousands of people injured and several hundred dead. Previous efforts at a ceasefire have failed.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where he met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The visit was meant to show support for the country in its fight against Russia as the war enters its second year.
Last Wednesday, Germany and the United States announced that they would send tanks to Ukraine. The announcement came after months of questions about whether to send the weapons or not.
Russia is targeting systems that supply Ukraine's electricity, heating, and water. The attacks will make the coming winter extremely hard for civilians in Ukraine. Some people say Russia is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians instead of soldiers.
In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
In today's news roundup, a peace deal is reached to end the fighting in Ethiopia's civil war, Israel's fifth election in four years returns Ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power, and NASA captures a picture where the Sun appears to be smiling.
Over the last two weeks, North Korea has launched at least 10 test missiles. Though the missiles were fired as tests, the actions seem designed to upset Western countries. One of the missiles was fired over Japan, where it triggered warnings.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties that he claims turn four large areas of Ukraine into Russian land. Mr. Putin says he will strongly defend these areas. Western countries condemned the move, saying the land still belongs to Ukraine.
Ukraine has shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The plant - the largest in Europe - has often been attacked in recent months, causing safety concerns. After losing power from outside, experts have decided to shut the plant down for safety.