Six people were killed in yesterday’s attack on central Istanbul’s busy pedestrian streets. Turkish officials had already put the number injured at 81, with two of them in critical condition, by Sunday evening.

In the hours following, the authorities did not provide any details beyond to indicate that it might have been a terrorist attack. The explosion happened in front a clothing store located on Istiklal Avenue just a short distance from Taksim Square. According to a post, police have arrested a person believed to have left the bomb. the Interior Ministry’s English-language Twitter account.

Recep Tayyip Erdan, Turkey’s president, promised to punish those responsible for the explosion, but not any one group. “Efforts to make Turkey and the Turkish nation surrender by terror will not reach their aim today, as they did not in the past,” He stated.

Context: The blast area is bustling with tourists and Turks every day. But it was even busier than usual because one of Turkey’s premier soccer teams was scheduled to play nearby in the evening, drawing fans to the neighborhood. Tourists from Turkey came to the area this summer, bringing a rebound to the area.

The Ukrainian city of Kherson, recently reclaimed from Russia, was for months the focus of an ambitious Russian campaign to assimilate the citizenry and stamp out Ukrainian identity — a goal Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, had once harbored for all of Ukraine.

This campaign included the ban on Ukrainian songs and the adoption of Russian curricula in schools. It also targeted young people to tell them that they were Russians and not Ukrainians. But early in the city’s liberation, it appears that those Russian efforts were largely futile, at least among those who did not flee as Ukrainian forces approached.

Throughout Ukraine, the war has been notable as a time of accelerated cultural separation of Ukrainian from Russian — the exact opposite of what Putin had sought to achieve. For example in Ukraine, cities are renaming the Pushkin Streets they have, to honor Alexander Pushkin, the Russian poet.

First person: “When our soldiers drove in, their machine guns were pointed up, into the air,” One Ukrainian resident from Kherson stated. “When the Russians drove in, their guns were pointed at the people. That explains everything. And they said they were our liberators.”

Humanitarian needs Kherson remains without heat, water or electricity, and Russian artillery is only miles away.

Other news about the war:

  • Since Russia’s humiliating withdrawal from Kherson, pro-war activists in Russia have harshly criticized the military, Putin and Russia’s very system of government.

  • As winter nears, both sides are expected to suspend operations. The Russian Army could be hindered by heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.


President Biden and Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, will meet face to face today in Indonesia — their first meeting since Biden took office. After both leaders had warned about increasing military, economic, diplomatic rivalry, the meeting will be their first since Biden took office. It will also show whether they can reverse the downward spiral that has seen U.S.-China relations at their lowest point in decades.

For the G20 summit in Bali (a southern Indonesian island), world leaders will gather tomorrow. It will last for two days. This forum includes 19 countries, including Britain and France, Germany, Italy, France, Germany, and the E.U. Vladimir Putin will not attend the summit; Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, will attend in his place.

Biden met this weekend with Southeast Asian leaders at a summit held in Cambodia. Post-midterm international trips are a way for the president to get away from bad news at home. Since it was clear that the Republican rout would not occur, this trip is now more of a victory lap.

Although electric vehicle sales are still heavily influenced by wealthy buyers, more people are switching to electric vehicles to cut down on fuel costs and repair costs. The growth in electric vehicle sales would have been greater if automakers were able to produce more electric vehicles. However, production has been restricted by a shortage of parts and computer chips.

Mehran Karimi Naseri, a refugee who lived 18 years in Charles de Gaulle Airport close to Paris and whose story inspired the film, was Mehran Karimi Nasseri. “The Terminal,” On Saturday, the victim died at the airport.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘betrayed?’: After weeks of being stuck in an impasse about his status, he now heads into the World Cup break The superstar claimed that he is being forced out of Manchester United Manager Erik ten Ha, but also by “two or three” Other members of the club.

Inside Egyptian soccer’s most toxic dispute: Abdallah El-Said is now in his fourth year of professional service derailed by a $2 million legal fight. It all happened so quickly.

World Cup injuries timeline Many top players have been eliminated, and others are still working out. These are the top players. the players already out of the running.

In the coming weeks there will be so much good stuff, both in cinemas and at your home cinema (a.k.a.. Your living room), you might want to draw a view plan or make a list.

On the big screen, make time for Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical new movie, “The Fabelmans,” This script was co-written by Tony Kushner, a playwright. If you’re a Marvel fan, you might have already rushed to see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” The “Black Panther” sequel.

Also, it’s coming soon: “Bones and All,” Luca Guadagnino’s new film, starring Timothée Chalamet as a cannibal; “The Menu,” A class satire featuring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes; and “She Said,” Film adaptation by Jodi Katron and Megan Twohey of Harvey Weinstein’s book.

These picks will be observed at the end of each month “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Rian Johnson’s sequel to “Knives Out,” And “White Noise,” Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel by the same name.

Television Season 5 “The Crown” The final season of the series is available. The final season “Dead to Me” Netflix will soon have it. “Tulsa King,” Paramount+ has the Paramount+ season of Sylvester Stallone’s New York mobster, who moves to Tulsa after 25 years in prison. The most recent season of “The Great British Baking Show” — which has perhaps not been one for the ages — limps to a close tomorrow.