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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 03/04/2022



Viktor Orban in Hungary and Aleksandar Vucic in Serbia face elections after campaigns dominated by their ties with Vladimir Putin

Two of Europe’s most dominant leaders are bidding to keep their grip on power in elections that have put a spotlight on their close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin


North Korea condemns South Korea’s remarks on military ability, warns of destructive action

North Korea on Sunday condemned the South Korean defence minister’s remarks about its ability to strike against the North and warned it would destroy major targets in Seoul if the South takes any “dangerous military action” such as a preemptive strike.


Mali says over 200 fighters killed in military operation

Mali’s army says it has killed 203 combatants in an operation in the centre of the Sahel state, with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country saying it has heard reports of civilian deaths, raising human rights concerns.


Colombia: New measures announced to curb crime wave in Bogotá

To this end, the Anti-Robbery Command was created, composed of 357 police officers and executives from the Security Secretariat, and will begin its work in Usaquén, Suba, Chapinero, Barrios Unidos, and Teusaquillo, where the most significant insecurity prevails.


Putin-Zelensky meeting may happen soon – Ukraine

Member of Ukraine’s team responsible for peace negotiations with Russia amid the ongoing conflict between the two countries, David Arakhamia, said on Saturday that the Russian side has signaled the meeting between the two presidents, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, could happen soon.