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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 25/04/2022



Macron wins French presidential election

France’s incumbent president, Emmanuel Macron was reelected on Sunday, April 24, with 58.5% of the votes compared to 41.5% for his rival, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen


Nicaragua closes Organization of American States’ office in country

The Nicaraguan government said Sunday that it has closed the office of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the country and is expelling its staff.

. AP (USA)

US promises new aid to Ukraine in fight against Russia

Top American officials promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hundreds of millions of dollars in new aid during the highest-level U.S. visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion two months earlier


US President Biden accepts Bennett invitation to visit Israel

United States President Joe Biden will visit Israel following an invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.


Borrell says no EU agreement on Russian energy embargo

There is insufficient support from European Union member states for a complete embargo or punitive tariff on Russian oil and gas imports, the EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell was quoted as saying by German newspaper Die Welt on Monday.


Janez Janša suffers heavy defeat as newcomer party wins Slovenian election

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša’s party suffered a heavy defeat in a parliamentary election Sunday, losing out to a left-leaning party that was only formed at the beginning of this year.