. REUTERS (UK)
Russia to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing
Kremlin forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Russia prepared to mark the Monday anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Polls open in the Philippines as voters elect a new president
Millions of Filipinos have begun voting to choose a new president in an election pitting the son of the Philippines’ late dictator against a liberal human rights lawyer.
. BAHA (AUSTRIA)
Iraq signs high-tech arms deals with US, France – report
Iraq’s Ministry of Defence has signed separate contracts with the United States and France on the procurement of advanced weaponry, the state news agency (INA) reported on Sunday citing a senior military commander.
China navy practices moves needed for Taiwan reunification – report
The Liaoning aircraft carrier group, a part of China’s military, has been “intensively” practicing maneuvers in the past days in the Philippine Sea, east of Taiwan, Global Times reported on Sunday.
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
UK expands import sanctions against Russia and Belarus
The UK government has expanded its sanctions against Russia to include punitive import tariffs on Russian precious metals, as well as export bans on certain UK products, to increase economic pressure on Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine.