. REUTERS (CANADA)
Russia’s ambassador in Indonesia says Putin plans to attend G20 summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend a G20 summit being hosted by Indonesia later this year, Russia’s ambassador in Jakarta said on Wednesday, following calls by some members for the country to be barred from the group.
. TIMES OF ISRAEL (TOI)
Zelensky says ‘very difficult’ talks with Russia going forward ‘step by step’
Ukrainian president reports some progress in negotiations, but adds, ‘We will fight to the last’; Biden headed to Europe to shore up Western unity against Moscow
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
NATO eyes warning to China against aiding Moscow
NATO members are debating how best to express concern over possible Chinese cooperation with Russia in a joint statement after an extraordinary summit Thursday, amid fears that military and financial support from Beijing could reinvigorate Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine.
. NEWS 24 (S. AFRICA)
SA’s Constitution in the crosshairs of ANC proxy war
The ANC is gearing up for a bruising debate in the run-up to its elective conference about whether or not South Africa should be governed through a constitutional democracy.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Brazilian President claims there is a political persecution against him
Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, denounced that the Supreme Court judge is conducting a “relentless” persecution campaign against him, referring to the justice’s recent attempt to suspend the Telegram app in Brazil.