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World Daily News In Brief – 15/12/2022



Germany approves 10 bln euro F-35 jet deal with U.S.

Germany got the go-ahead to buy F-35 fighter jets produced by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin as part of military procurement projects worth 13 billion euros ($13.85 billion), Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Wednesday.


Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu sentenced to jail over ‘fools’ insult

A Turkish court has sentenced Istanbul’s mayor to more than two years in prison and banned him from politics in a move that his supporters described as a politically motivated effort to sideline a high-profile rival of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


Peru declares nationwide state of emergency as crisis deepens

Peru has declared a nationwide state of emergency amid a week of protest and political upheaval following the removal and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo.


Ukrainian forces shell Russian-controlled Donetsk

Moscow says may target U.S.-supplied Patriot missiles; Russians accused of mistreating Kherson kids


NATO boosts budgets by more than 25% for 2023

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced on Wednesday that its 2023 civil and military budgets will be raised by 27.8% and 25.8%, respectively, compared to the year prior.


France to play Argentina in 2022 FIFA World Cup final

Reigning world champions France beat Morocco 2-0 Wednesday to face Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final this weekend.