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World News: Hungary's government gets emergency powers in wake of Ukraine war Updated: 2022-05-25 10:00:48 KST

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The Hungarian government is to assume emergency powers to respond more quickly to challenges created by the war in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced the plans on Tuesday.
He said while the world is on the edge of an economic crisis, Hungary needs to ensure that it protects families' financial security.
He also said Hungary would stay out of the Ukraine conflict.
The first set of measures are expected to be announced on Wednesday.
Orban won his fourth consecutive term in the country's April 3rd elections, but faces annual inflation of 9.5-percent and a surging budget deficit, following a pre-election spending spree.

In Rio de Janeiro, eleven people were shot dead during a police raid on Tuesday.
Authorities say the raid in a poor neighborhood on the northern side of the Brazilian city was aimed at capturing the heads of a drug-trafficking organization.
Among the dead was a woman, hit in the crossfire between gang members and police.
The other dead are suspected gang members who resisted arrest and opened fire on law enforcement.
The anti-drug-trafficking operation targeted leaders of Rio's largest organized crime gang, the Comando Vermelho.
Police seized assault rifles, pistols and a grenade, alongside cars and motorbikes used by the criminals.

The World Food Programme has warned of an impending failure in food supply chains, partly caused by Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports.
Ukraine has been described as the world's bread basket, but grain ships are unable to deliver their shipments from the conflict-stricken nation.
Executive Director for the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, said on Tuesday that a food crisis is already at hand.
According to the director, even before the invasion, food costs, commodity prices, and shipping costs were doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling.
Beasley also said the number of people "marching to starvation" has risen from 80-million to 276-million over the last four or five years.

Turning to New York, where a hotel is debuting what it says is the first of its kind Non-Fungible Token reservation system, combining room stays and digital assets.
Located in SoHo, Manhattan, the NoMo SoHo is starting by offering 300 guest rooms that are bundled with digital art assets, including pieces on display at the hotel.
The NFT reservation system can be found on the hotel's webpage, while the service is facilitated by NFT marketplace OpenSea.
Three-day packages start at point-41 ethereum, or around 810-dollars at current value.
Longer six-day packages, meanwhile, come close to one Ethereum, or just under 2,dollars.

A teenager in Nepal has been named the world's shortest living teenager, measuring at 73.43 centimeters.
At a function held by the Nepal Tourism Board, 17-year-old Dor Bahadur Khapangi, received a Guinness World Records certificate on Tuesday.
The record for world's shortest man was originally set at 67.08 centimeters back in 2010 by fellow Nepalese, Khagendra Thapa Magar, who died two years ago.

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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