Cue us aggressively hailing a taxi. Editor’s warning: mention of violence.
Happening in the World: Two people were killed in Poland after missiles landed in a village near the Ukrainian border yesterday. While early reports suggested the responsibility of Russian missiles, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda says it’s “very likely” that a missile explosion was caused by Ukrainian air defenses. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told press that Nato does not consider the incident Ukraine’s fault, as it is the right to defend itself, and instead, Russia holds the “ultimate responsibility” for the attack because of its invasion of Ukraine. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Last night, Donald Trump announced his plan to run for the 2024 US Presidency. He announced that “America’s comeback starts right now,” and that he’s running to “make America great and glorious again.” If elected, he pledged to land an American on Mars and to reinstate soldiers that were kicked out of the military for refusing to get vaccinated. He would have to win the Republican Party’s nomination to run, but others are expected to compete for the nomination. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: For the first time in ten years, New York City taxi drivers will see their wages increase as the cost of NYC taxis was approved to increase. Yesterday, the Taxi and Limousine Commission approved fare hikes for yellow taxis, which will increase the average cost of a ride by an estimated 23%. Uber and Lyft will also see their rates increase. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Today, there will be a book talk and fireside chat How Sanctions Backfire, featuring the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global forecasting director Agathe Demarais. Learn how sanctions affect multinational companies, governments, and millions of people around the world. This event is on Zoom from 12-1 pm, and you can register here.
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