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World Daily News – In Brief – Thursday 17/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

U.N. Security Council to vote Friday on Russia move on Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Russian-drafted call for aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine, but diplomats say the measure is set to fail because it does not push for an end to the fighting or withdrawal of Russian troops.

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

US to send armed drones to Ukraine following Zelensky’s plea for help

Ukrainian leader’s impassioned speech to Congress prompts Biden to approve $1bn in new military aid

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Chile’s Boric supports Ecuador joining Pacific Alliance

New Chilean President Gabriel Boric supports Ecuador’s intention to join the Pacific Alliance, the Andean country’s government adviser Carlos Jijón said Monday.

. TASS (RUSSIA)

ICC prosecutor issues official request to Russia to discuss situation in Ukraine

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan said on Wednesday he has issued an official request to Russia for a meeting with representatives of relevant agencies to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Earthquake derails Japan’s bullet train, cuts supply chains

Powerful earthquakes that rocked Japan on Wednesday night left scars on transportation systems and supply chains in northeastern areas, raising concerns over a prolonged impact on the economy.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Sticker shock: OECD warns Ukraine war to push prices even higher

Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned Thursday.