world news in brief

World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 18/04/2022

290 views

. REUTERS (CANADA)

Ukraine completes questionnaire for EU membership

Ukraine has completed a questionnaire which will form a starting point for the European Union to decide on membership for Kyiv, Ihor Zhovkva, deputy head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office, said.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Marcos vows to bring nuclear power to the Philippines

Election front-runner would continue Duterte’s conciliatory stance on China

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Brazil will defend dialogue with Putin at G20 summit after Russia asks for support in letter

Brazil’s Ministry of Economy will take a position of dialogue with Russia in the talks within the G20 (Group of 20 largest economies in the world), the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

The United Nations refugee agency says 4,869,019 Ukrainians had left the country since Russia invaded

The United Nations refugee agency said 4,869,019 Ukrainians had left the country since Russia invaded in February – up 32,574 from Saturday’s total, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees chief, Filippo Grandi’s, said on Sunday.

. NEWS 24 (S. AFRICA)

SA will donate humanitarian aid, health items to Cuba, not money – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the humanitarian aid to Cuba “arises” from the nation’s commitment to assist other countries, just like South Africans have been assisted. While the government’s planned R50 million donation to Cuba has been halted – for now – Ramaphosa made it clear that humanitarian aid and health items, not money, would be provided.