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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 19/03/2022

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.REUTERS (CANADA)

After Biden-Xi call, U.S. warns China it could face sanctions if it backs Russia in Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday of ‘consequences’ if Beijing gave material support to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the White House said, while both sides stressed the need for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

. AL ARABIYA (SAUDI ARABIA)

Evacuation route in Ukraine’s Luhansk region to open: Governor

A humanitarian corridor for evacuations in Ukraine’s Luhansk region will be opened on Saturday morning, regional governor Serhiy Gaiday said on Telegram.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Belgium postpones eliminating nuclear energy use – PM

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo asserted at a press conference that the country will be postponing its plans to eliminate the use of nuclear energy by 2025, due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Turkey opens world’s longest suspension bridge, built by ‘K-tech’

From K-pop to K-beauty to a K-bridge: Turkey on Friday opened the world’s longest suspension bridge, built together with South Korean contractors.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Bolivia’s Constitutional Court eliminates the crime of sedition

The Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia informed on March 17 that the crime of sedition “is expelled from the Bolivian legal system”. As of the ruling, no one can be prosecuted under this typification.