Russian drones attack critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv, officials say
Waves of Russian drones targeted infrastructure in Ukraine’s capital and surrounding areas on Monday, damaging energy facilities and causing some power outages, officials said, as Russia extended its bombardment into the second day of 2023.
. AL JAZEERA
Dubai drops 30 percent tax on alcohol to woo tourists, expats
The changes took effect on Sunday and will run for a one-year trial period, according to domestic media.
. NIKKEI ASIA
Fairness, not just democracy, to be key for sailing divided world
Nikkei Fairness Index screens nations as trustworthy or risky as trade partners
Lula formally takes office as Brazil’s president
Brazil’s new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was officially sworn in as the country’s head of state for the third time on Sunday during a ceremony held in the National Congress in Brasilia.
. THE GUARDIAN
What will happen in 2023? A calendar of the year
Elections in several countries, film awards shows and sports tournaments among highlights