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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 27/04/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi handed 5 year jail term for corruption

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in jail on Wednesday after finding her guilty in the first of 11 corruption cases against her, according to a source with knowledge of proceedings.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Putin agrees ‘in principle’ to UN role in Mariupol evacuations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed “in principle” to UN and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) involvement in the evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in Ukraine’s southern city of Mariupol, the United Nations has said.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Japan drops plan to send Ukraine refugees aid supplies via India

The Japanese government on Tuesday presented the ruling Liberal Democratic Party with a redrawn plan that omits India in transporting humanitarian aid supplies to Ukrainian refugees aboard Self-Defense Forces aircraft.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Turkey to support Ecuador’s candidacy in UN Security Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, visits Ecuador to deepen bilateral relations. He assures that both share broad common agenda.

. AFP (FRANCE)

UN raises bar for using Security Council veto

The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus Tuesday a resolution requiring the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their use of the veto.