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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 02/04/2022

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. REUTERS (CANADA)

China tells EU it will pursue Ukraine peace in its own way

China offered the European Union assurances on Friday that it would seek peace in Ukraine but said this would be on its own terms, deflecting pressure for a tougher stance towards Russia.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency as protests spread

Sri Lanka’s president has declared a state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger over an unprecedented economic crisis.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Japan lowers travel warnings for U.S., Thailand, 100 other nations

The Japanese government eased travel advisories for 106 nations and territories on Friday, with the vast majority happening for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Turkey refuses to ‘burn all bridges’ with Russia

Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday Ankara does not plan to “burn all bridges” with Russia and will not join in on the sanctions against Moscow as a result of the Ukraine conflict.

Nuland to visit France, Germany, Turkey

United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit France, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Germany between April 2 and 9, the State Department announced.

. FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

Moldova denies Ukraine’s warning that Russian troops are massing on border

Moldova has denied claims by Ukraine’s military that Russian troops are massing in the breakaway Transnistria enclave in Moldova