. AP (USA)
U.N. Security Council defeats Russia humanitarian resolution on Ukraine that would omit fault
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly defeated a Russian resolution that acknowledged Ukraine’s growing humanitarian needs — but didn’t mention the Russian invasion that caused the escalating crisis which has left millions of Ukrainians in desperate need of food, water and shelter.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move
Russia says it will expel an unspecified number of US diplomats in retaliation for Washington’s move to remove 12 of Moscow’s New York-based representatives to the United Nations, Russian state-media has reported.
. REUTERS (CANADA)
Chinese search for second black box from crashed jet
Recovery crews searched in light rain for a second black box from a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) passenger plane that plunged into a mountainside with 132 people on board as more information emerged about the pilots of the flight.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Yoon’s presidential office move slammed across political spectrum
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to move South Korea’s presidential office from its original location on a lavish, historic compound to a government building in Seoul is facing a backlash from both supporters and opponents.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Tensions ease in Colombia elections as parties acknowledge legitimacy of polls
The majority of parties chose to accept the recount, which gave the left nearly 400,000 more votes than had originally been announced on March 13, the day of the general election, which served to quell the protests of those who spoke of “fraud” or even a “coup d’état.”