World Facts In Brief

Tuesday 01/03/2022 World Facts In Brief

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. NEW YORK TIMES (USA)

War in Ukraine Tests the Power of Tech Giants

Google, Meta, Twitter, Telegram and others are levers in the conflict, caught between demands from Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

. THE TIMES (UK)

Russian sanctions will cause pain for Britons, Boris Johnson warns

Boris Johnson warned of economic “pain” yesterday after the government said that “within days” it would freeze the UK assets of Russian banks.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Asian airlines cancel Russia, Ukraine flights as war heats up

Asian airlines are canceling more international flights to cities in Russia and Ukraine in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of its western neighbor.

. DW (GERMANY)

Ukraine-Russia war triggers major German policy changes

The Russian invasion of Ukraine marks a turning point in German politics. Many longstanding principles have been thrown overboard.

. THE AUSTRALIAN (AUSTRALIA)

War exposes shipping fleet, supply chain risk

Australia’s commercial shipping is gravely exposed by fallout from the war in Ukraine and needs federal protection on national security grounds, a former navy chief has warned.

. TASS (RUSSIA)

China welcomes beginning of talks between Russia, Ukraine, Foreign Ministry says

China welcomes the beginning of talks between Russia and Ukraine and hopes that this process will continue, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a briefing on Tuesday.

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

India sticks with Russia after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

New Delhi is reluctant to upset Moscow due to deep trade and defence links and anxiety about China.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Kyiv television tower hit in alleged attack

Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of killing five in strike on broadcasting infrastructure as miles-long convoy nears capital… Negotiations between delegations from Kyiv and Moscow held at the Ukraine-Belarus border on Monday ended with no agreements except to keep talking.

. REUTERS (CANADA)

Russia warns Kyiv residents to flee homes 

Russia warned Kyiv residents to flee their homes on Tuesday and rained rockets on the city of Kharkiv as Russian commanders intensified their bombardment of Ukrainian urban areas