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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 26/04/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

N. Korea displays ICBMs at huge parade, vows to boost nuclear arsenal

North Korea will speed up development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong Un said while overseeing a huge military parade that displayed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other weapons, state media reported on Tuesday.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

UN chief embarks on Moscow trip amid criticism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will start a difficult three-day trip to Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday amid criticism for the limited role played by the United Nations in the management of the crisis.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Singapore’s PM heir apparent Wong takes global stage on U.S. trip

Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, heir apparent to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sought to bolster his international reputation on a 10-day U.S. tour that wrapped up on Monday.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Sweden and Finland agree to submit Nato applications, say reports

Sweden and Finland have agreed to submit simultaneous membership applications to the US-led Nato alliance as early as the middle of next month, Nordic media have reported.

. THE JERUSALEM POST (ISRAEL)

Explosions heard near gov’t building in pro-Russia Transnistria – report

Several explosions were reported near the State Security Ministry building in Tiraspol, Transnistria, the pro-Russian breakaway region of Moldova, Russian news outlet TASS reported Monday, citing TV channel TSV.