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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 16/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

NATO leaders, including Biden, to hold summit in Brussels on March 24

NATO leaders will meet in Brussels on March 24 in an “extraordinary” summit to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said on Tuesday, as the White House confirmed U.S. President Joe Biden would also attend.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Zelenskyy says Russia demands in peace talks “more realistic”

Ukraine leader says Russian demands during talks are becoming ‘more realistic’ as Poland calls for a peacekeeping mission to Kyiv.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Paraguay: Truckers threaten to “shut down” the country over fuel prices

Social pressure is growing worldwide at the same pace as food and fuel prices are rising due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Paraguayan truck drivers threaten to “shut down” the country over fuel prices. In Argentina, the soybean sector is protesting the government’s decision to suspend exports.

FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

Eastern European leaders visit Kyiv as Russian shelling continues

Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers hold talks with Ukraine’s Zelensky while Biden plans trip to Nato

NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

‘Clearing operations’ bring fresh wave of restrictions on Afghans

The Taliban has launched “clearing operations” in Kabul and surrounding areas, fueling anxiety among citizens as they face even greater restrictions.

. AP (USA)

Council of Europe expels Russia from human rights body

The Council of Europe on Wednesday expelled Russia from the continent’s foremost human rights body in an unprecedented move over Moscow’s invasion and war in Ukraine.

. JAPAN TIMES (JAPAN)

Japan assesses damage after 7.3 magnitude quake strikes off east coast

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the northeastern prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima on Wednesday night, registering an upper 6 on Japan’s shindo earthquake intensity scale, one step below the top level.

The weather agency issued a 1-meter tsunami advisory for the two prefectures, calling on local residents to stay away from the sea coast. A wave of 20 centimeters was recorded in Is