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THE WORLD IN TROUBLE – Is there still a need for the UN?

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As the UN’s annual main policymaking gathering gets underway in NYC— questions about the need for and purpose behind the organization are being revived

On Wednesday, world leaders descended upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.

But hanging over the annual meetings is a new threat from Russian President Vladimir Putin to wage nuclear war months after he launched a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine.

There’s also huge concern that China could follow suit and invade Twain.

In his speech to the 77th Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden condemned Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, saying it attempted to “erase a sovereign state from the map.”

The president also reacted to Russian President Putin’s speech mobilizing more reservists to fight in the war in Ukraine.

President Biden called out Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons, as well as his planned “sham referenda” aimed at annexing Russian-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

The president pledged to stand with Ukraine while fighting against Russian aggression. He also called on the United Nations to do the same.

However, many critics say President Biden want’s tough enough as he did not and will not call for Russia be removed from the U.N. Security Council even as Putin renews threats of nuclear weapon use hours before the General Assembly.

Meanwhile, the on-going war in Europe is reviving questions about the need for and purpose behind the United Nations which U.S. taxpayers help prop up with billions of dollars every year.

China is a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council yet continues to commit genocide among Uighur Muslims and Russia, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council has the power to veto anything that Russia doesn’t like. These and other shortcomings are prompting calls that the U.N. is falling short of its international expectations.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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TikTok implements stricter guidelines on weight-loss drug promotion

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TikTok is tightening its regulations on influencers who promote weight-loss drugs like Ozempic.

With over 170 million users in the US, the app aims to prevent the spread of potentially harmful content related to rapid weight loss.

Starting in May, TikTok will prohibit influencers from posting “before-and-after” photos and restrict minors from accessing weight-loss content deemed risky. The crackdown extends to any content promoting drastic weight loss methods, aiming to combat the promotion of unrealistic body standards.

However, some influencers, like Dave Knapp and Kim Carlos, criticise the move, arguing it discriminates against those with health conditions. Others fear losing their income as TikTok takes down their content, prompting concerns about the platform’s future amid potential US bans.

As TikTok enforces stricter guidelines, influencers may seek alternative platforms to share weight-loss content. Despite the popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, the crackdown reflects growing concerns about the impact of such promotions on user health.

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Game on with indie devs celebrated by Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch fans rejoice! The recent Indie World Showcase unveiled 17 new titles coming in 2024.

Including in the rundown is the adorable “Little Kitty, Big City” and explosive platformer “Anton Blast.” In other news, “Stellar Blade” confirms an uncensored release on PlayStation 5, Fallout’s TV adaptation gears up for Season 2, and Keanu Reeves joins the cast of Sonic 3 as Shadow. New releases this week include “Tales of Kenzera: Zau” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants,” while “Fallout 4” gets a next-gen update. With “Stellar Blade” topping the list, gamers have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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What are the major takeaways from day one of Trump’s trial?

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The first day of Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial that the former president broke the law and corrupted the 2016 election, while his defence lawyer said he committed no crime.

On this episode of Ticker Today – Former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial is officially underway, President Joe Biden makes cannibal claims, TikTok US ban enters the next phase and Gen Z’s are dropping degrees and picking up tools to become blue-collar workers.

Ticker’s Ahron Young and Veronica Dudo discuss.

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