. REUTERS (CANADA)
French election poll: Macron to beat Le Pen but Le Pen gains ground
French President Emmanuel Macron would beat Marine Le Pen in the country’s presidential election later this month, though Le Pen has gained ground in recent weeks, showed an Ipsos Sopra Steria Cevipof poll for Le Monde newspaper.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
US approves $95m Patriot weapons support for Taiwan
The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of equipment, training and other services worth $95m to support the island’s defence in what would be the third arms package since President Joe Biden took office a year ago.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
NATO seeks Asia-Pacific support to thwart Russia-China alliance
NATO foreign ministers will meet with their counterparts from the Asia-Pacific this week, seeking to gain their cooperation in deepening the economic and diplomatic isolation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
. FT (UK)
EU prepares ban on Russian coal imports after atrocities in Ukraine
Member states discuss new measures as US plans tougher restrictions targeting Moscow’s financial system
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
El Salvador’s Congress freezes fuel prices
On April 5, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a law to freeze fuel prices during April and May, given the rising cost of fuel and the high inflation faced by the country due to the world economic crisis