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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 29/03/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

Air raid sirens wail as Ukraine hopes for ceasefire from peace talks

Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine before dawn on Tuesday as Ukrainian and Russian negotiators prepared to meet in Turkey for face-to-face talks, with Kyiv seeking a ceasefire without compromising on territory or sovereignty.

. BBC (UK)

Delegations from Russia and Ukraine arrive in Istanbul for the first face-to-face talks in more than two weeks

Ukraine says its top priority from the talks, which will begin early on Tuesday, is to negotiate a ceasefire. But hopes of progress are slim, with both sides playing down the chances of a breakthrough

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

No-confidence motion in Pakistan parliament in bid to remove Khan

Pakistani opposition legislators have launched a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in parliament, hoping to remove Khan’s government amid accusations he has mismanaged the nation’s economy.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

U.S. to hold ‘2-plus-2’ talks with India, targeting Russia ties

The U.S. and India are looking to hold a “two-plus-two” meeting of diplomatic and defense chiefs for early April, Nikkei has learned, as Washington aims to bolster defense ties with New Delhi while chipping away at its close relationship with Russia.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Eighty percent of Peruvians want elections if President is removed from office, according to poll

Eighty percent of Peruvians consider that the most convenient thing for the country would be to call general elections in case the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, is removed from office in the motion of vacancy that will be debated in Congress

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

Russia says it will reduce military activity around Kyiv

Moscow announces move to ‘increase mutual trust’ after latest talks with Ukraine conclude in Turkey

. RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE (FRANCE)

Zimbabwe’s Newest Opposition Party Wins Majority of Seats in By-Elections

Zimbabwe’s newest opposition party, the Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) won 19 parliamentary seats out of 28 on the ballot in the by-elections last Saturday, as ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) took the remaining nine, according to state broadcaster ZBC-TV on Sunday evening.

. MIDDLE EAST EYE (UK)

Lebanon: UN warns country facing education ’emergency’

Lebanon is grappling with an education “emergency”, a United Nations official said, as years of economic collapse impact students and teachers.

. POLITICO (BELGIUM)

EU ‘ready’ to set up fast-track trade routes for Ukraine

The European Commission is prepared to set up special trading routes between Poland and Ukraine to make sure food products and live animals can be moved as easily as possible in both directions, the EU’s farm chief said.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Passengers killed in ‘unprecedented’ attack on train in Nigeria

Gunmen have attacked a train travelling from the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to the city of Kaduna, in an “unprecedented” act of violence that will heighten concerns about a breakdown of security in the country’s troubled northern region.