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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 21/03/2022

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. POLITICO (USA)

Biden to visit Poland this week

President Joe Biden will travel to Poland on Friday as part of his diplomatic efforts surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war, according to a White House statement late Sunday.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Ukraine rejects Russian demand to surrender besieged Mariupol

Ukraine says ‘there can be no question’ of laying down arms after Russia offers safe passage in exchange for surrender.

. BAHA NEWS (AUSTRIA)

US can broaden sanctions on Russia – Singh

United States Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh said Washington can widen the sanctions it imposed against Russia to target more sectors as a punitive measure over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.

. REUTERS (CANADA)

Australia to make Big Tech hand over misinformation data

Australia’s media regulator will be able to force internet companies to share data about how they have handled misinformation and disinformation under new laws that will bolster government efforts to rein in Big Tech.

. THE HILL (USA)

Chinese ambassador declines to say Beijing won’t provide military supplies, weapons to Russia

China’s ambassador to the U.S. on Sunday avoided saying Beijing would not sell military supplies and weapons to Russia, insisting that it would maintain “normal” trade relations with one of its closest allies.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Russia halts peace treaty talks with Japan over sanctions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday said it will withdraw from negotiations with Japan for a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities in response to sanctions over the war in Ukraine.