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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 04/04/2022



Viktor Orbán wins fourth consecutive term as Hungary’s prime minister

Viktor Orbán has won a fourth successive term as Hungary’s prime minister, capping a campaign dominated by his controversial stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a speech that appeared to mock Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian leader.


Serbia’s Aleksander Vucic claims re-election victory

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election, after pollsters Ipsos and CeSID predicted that the incumbent leader would win 59.8 percent of the votes.


Truss to call for tougher action against Russia

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will urge on Monday Western allies to impose tougher sanctions against Russia, her office said. She will travel to Poland, where she will meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, ahead of talks with NATO and G7 allies later in the week.

Kremlin has no info about resumption of Kiev talks

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Moscow does not have information on the future schedule of bilateral negotiations with Ukraine.


Pakistan’s top court to meet as PM Khan clings on to power

Pakistan’s top court will meet on Monday to decide on the fate of Prime Minister Imran Khan, after his party blocked a no-confidence vote and he dissolved parliament in a surprise move to prevent his ouster.


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam not seeking second term

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday that she would not seek a second term after a turbulent tenure that saw huge protests against a Beijing-imposed national security law and criticism over her handling of the city’s worst COVID-19 outbreak.


US requests National Guard send weapons to Ukraine

The US has requested the National Guard hand over Russian-made weapons systems to Ukraine. The defence ministry on Monday said that it will not make any moves that would reduce the defensive deterrence of a nation which is under occupation.


Jordan’s Prince Hussein renounces his title over disagreements with king

The half-brother of King Abdullah III was implicated in the “sedition” case against the Hashemite kingdom’s monarch


EU extends free roaming in Europe until 2032

European leaders have agreed to extend roaming across the European Union until 2032, meaning that consumers will be able to use the internet, make calls and send text messages at no extra cost.