. REUTERS (CANADA)
U.S. rejects Poland’s offer to give it Russian-made fighter jets for Ukraine
The United States rejected a surprise offer by NATO ally Poland on Tuesday to transfer its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to a U.S. base in Germany as a way to replenish Ukraine’s air force in its defense against invading Russian forces.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Indonesia’s Jokowi calls for cease-fire in Russia-Ukraine war
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for a cease-fire in the war between Russia and Ukraine and said continued dialogue rather than economic sanctions on Russia is the way to resolve the crisis.
. TASS (RUSSIA)
Moscow expects Russian, Ukrainian foreign ministers to meet on March 10 — diplomat
Kiev has confirmed that a meeting between Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will take place on the sidelines of a diplomatic forum in Turkey’s Antalya on Thursday so Moscow expects that the meeting will indeed be held, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Sputnik radio station on Wednesday.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Zelenskyy party proposes new security agreement for Ukraine
The Ukrainian Parliament majority Sluha Narodu Party has proposed to sign a new security guarantee agreement for Ukraine with the US, Turkey, and Russia instead of NATO membership, Ukrayinska Pravda news website has reported.
. NEWS 24 (S. AFRICA)
More darkness ahead as Stage 4 load shedding kicks in on Wednesday morning
Eskom has announced that Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 09:00 on Wednesday morning until 05:00 on Friday. Thereafter load shedding will be lowered to Stage 2 until 05:00 on Monday.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
War in Ukraine: 65% of Brazilians agree with Brazil’s neutrality
The Brazilian public opinion typically does not support the country’s involvement in foreign policy issues.
. AFP (FRANCE)
South Korea votes in presidential election with inequality key concern
South Koreans were at the polls electing a new president Wednesday with economic inequality a top concern especially among young swing voters, despite growing sabre-rattling from the nuclear-armed North.
. BBC (UK)
Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank.
The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
. THE GUARDIAN (UK)
Venezuela releases two Americans in effort to improve relations amid energy crisis
Venezuela has released two jailed Americans as the two countries seek to improve relations amid an energy crisis caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
. ALL AFRICA (AFRICA)
Kenya Appoints New Polls Boss as Country Prepares to Vote
Marjan Hussein has been appointed as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after emerging as the top candidate following recent interviews.