. REUTERS (UK)
New surrender deadline in Mariupol as West promises Ukraine more arms
Russia gave Ukrainian fighters holding out in Mariupol a new ultimatum to surrender on Wednesday as it pushed for a decisive victory in its offensive in the east, while Western governments promised to give Ukraine more military help.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Yemen inaugurates new presidential council
The head of Yemen’s newly formed presidential council, Rashad al-Alimi, has been sworn in along with other members of the eight-member council in a ceremony in the southern port city of Aden.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Japan parliament OKs revoking Russia’s ‘most favored’ trade status
U.S., France, Japan discuss security guarantees for Ukraine; Kyiv says Russia focusing on Donetsk, Luhansk
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Paraguayan truck drivers mobilize against fuel hikes
Paraguayan truck drivers carried out a mobilization on April 18, where they blocked several routes in the country to demand, among other issues, a decrease in fuel price.
White House commits to barring anti-satellite missile tests
The Biden administration announced Monday it is barring anti-satellite missile testing by the United States, a move that White House officials say is meant to underscore its hopes of establishing new norms for military action in space.