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World Daily News In Brief – Tuesday 08/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Russian offensive slows, says Ukraine, as residents flee bombed-out cities

Russia’s offensive in Ukraine continued but at a significantly slower pace on Tuesday and a second senior Russian commander had been killed, Ukrainian military and intelligence said.

. TASS (RUSSIA)

Conscripts, reservists don’t and won’t take part in operation in Ukraine – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said conscripts and reservists aren’t taking part in Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and won’t do so.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Pakistan PM Khan faces ouster amid fears of failing economy

Opposition parties in Pakistan’s parliament are set to topple the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, as critics charge his policies are stoking inflation and amount to “selling out Pakistan’s sovereignty” to the International Monetary Fund in exchange for loans.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Singapore, Mexico, and Brazil are the world’s most exhausted countries

According to a study by the manufacturer Sleep Seeker, Singapore is the most exhausted country in the world. Singapore has a fatigue score of 7.20, Mexico 7.01, and Brazil 6.28.

. AFP (FRANCE)

Australia flood toll rises to 20 as thousands evacuate Sydney

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents have been told to evacuate their homes as severe storms and flash flooding inundated swathes of Australia’s largest city on Tuesday (Mar 8).

. AP (USA)

Iran seeks ‘creative ways’ to nuke deal after Russian demand

A top Iranian official said Monday that his country is seeking “creative ways” to restore its nuclear deal with world powers after Russia’s foreign minister linked sanctions on Moscow over its war on Ukraine to the ongoing negotiations.

. GLOBAL TIMES (CHINA)

Xi-Macron-Scholz talks inject new hope for solving Ukraine crisis, show China and Europe share security interests

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday in Beijing, supporting France and Germany in promoting a balanced, effective and sustainable European security framework for the interests and lasting security of Europe.

. HAARETZ (ISRAEL)

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy, Bennett Discuss Ways ‘To End Violence’ in Third Call in Days

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday, a tweet by the Ukrainian president said.

. AFRICA NEWS (AFRICA)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Riyadh for bilateral talks

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Riyadh on Tuesday to hold talks with the Saudi leadership on various bilateral issues.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Russia-Ukraine war stirs Greek concerns in the Mediterranean

Russian-Greek relations have taken a turn for the worse since Greece sent two planeloads of Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition to assist Ukraine.