. REUTERS (CANADA)
Ukraine negotiations to resume, Europe faces Russia gas deadline
European buyers of Russian gas faced a deadline to start paying in roubles on Friday, while negotiations aimed at ending the five-week war were set to resume even as Ukraine braced for further attacks in the south and east.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Brazil’s President Bolsonaro nominates General Freire Gomes to command the Army
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday nominated General Marco Antônio Freire Gomes as the new Army Commander, replacing Paulo Sérgio de Oliveira, the new Defense Minister. A Cavalry officer, former military commander of the Northeast, and former executive secretary of the Cabinet of Institutional Security
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Curfew in Sri Lanka as protesters try to storm president’s house
Police in Sri Lanka have arrested dozens of people and imposed an overnight curfew in the country’s capital after hundreds of protesters tried to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private residence amid widespread anger over a worsening economic crisis.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Geopolitical risk besieges boardrooms, from war to nuclear threats
Ukraine reminds companies that strategies cannot be based on peaceful outlook
. WSJ (USA)
A Middle East Geopolitical Realignment Accelerates to Confront and Contain Iran
A first-ever diplomatic summit in Israel illustrates the new relationships being built across the region as the U.S. rethinks its security role in the Mideast
. AL ARABIYA (UAE)
Two-month ceasefire agreed in Yemen: UN envoy
Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a two-month ceasefire starting this weekend, the UN special envoy for Yemen announced on Friday.
. BAHA (AUSTRIA)
Xi Jinping proposes security mechanism to EU
Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested on Friday at the virtual summit that China, the United States, Russia, the EU, and NATO should form a security mechanism in Europe to prevent future conflicts on the continent.
. INTERFAX (UKRAINE)
Erdogan again offers Putin to hold talks with Zelensky in Turkey – media
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, again took the initiative to organize talks between the Russian leader and Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky on Turkish territory, the Anadolu agency has reported.
. DW (GERMANY)
Serbia: Mine disaster leaves several dead, many injured
At least eight people have died and as many as 20 more were injured after a mine shaft collapsed. Initial reports suggest a methane gas explosion was the cause.
. BBC (UK)
Russia praises India for not judging war in ‘one-sided way’
Russia has praised India for not judging the conflict in Ukraine in a “one-sided way” as foreign ministers from both countries met in Delhi.