Inflation in the United Kingdom reaches 9.1%, a 40-year record, as food and fuel prices continue to increase.
Railway transport workers go on a nationwide general strike in the United Kingdom after talks on a 7% pay increase for workers collapses. The RMT says that industry executives have only offered a 2% increase in pay, which is well below rising inflation levels.
The Federal Reserve raises its benchmark interest rate by 0.75% to a target range of between 1.5% and 1.75% amid surging inflation. It is the largest interest rate increase in the United States since 1994.
China temporarily bans travellers arriving from many countries including Belgium, France, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom due to concerns over the growing spread of COVID-19 in those countries.
The United Nations Security Council has resoundingly rejected a United States bid to extend a global arms embargo on Iran. In a Security Council vote, United States only got support from the Dominican Republic for its resolution to indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Iran, leaving it far short of the minimum nine "yes" votes required for adoption. Eleven members on the 15-member body, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom, abstained while Russia and China opposed extending the ban but did not need to use their vetoes.
The United Kingdom reports a temperature reading of 38.1 C in Cambridge, the second highest UK temperature yet recorded. It is subsequently confirmed that a reading of 38.7 C is verified, also in Cambridge, beating the previous record of 38.5 C set in Faversham, Kent on 10 August 2003 to become the new national record.
The United Nations Security Council meets amid concerns of military strikes in Syria by the United States and its allies following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria last weekend, with the United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, accusing Russia of lies and covering for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which she said had used chemical weapons at least 50 times in the past seven years of warfare, and the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, blaming the United States, France and the UK for escalating tensions.