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World Daily News – In Brief – Friday 18/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Russian missiles strike Lviv

Russian missiles struck an area near the airport of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv early on Friday, the mayor said, while Japan and Australia imposed new sanctions on Russian entities as punishment for its invasion.

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

Joe Biden to warn Xi Jinping of US retaliation if China acts to support Russia

Call between leaders comes as fears grow over Beijing’s stance on war in Ukraine

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

China-North Korea border reopens, but traders still ‘sit and wait

When the blue-and-white freight train once again began to traverse the Sino-Korea Friendship Bridge that stretches over the Yalu River, the merchants who make a living off trade between China and North Korea had cause to rejoice.

. TRT (TURKEY)

Ex-Bulgaria PM Borisov detained in EU aid probe

Bulgaria’s former prime minister Boyko Borisov, 62, has been detained along with other members of his party in EU prosecution investigations related to the misuse of EU aid funds.

. TASS (RUSSIA)

Russia revokes request to vote on UN resolution about Ukraine on March 18 — envoy

Russia is revoking a request to the UN Security Council to vote on its proposed resolution about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine that was scheduled for March 18, Russia’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya said in a speech at the council on Thursday.