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World Daily News – In Brief – Friday 13/05/2022



Food security, Moldova in focus at G7 foreign minister meeting

Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations will discuss how to alleviate food security concerns when they meet in Germany on Friday as fears mount that the war between Russia and Ukraine could further destabilise Moldova.


Embattled Sri Lanka president replaces prime minister in closed ceremony

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed five-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe back to the post on Thursday evening in a ceremony that was not open to the media, the latest development in the country’s political and economic turmoil.


Brazil: Government increases body camera usage to prevent police violence

Experts warn that the measure helps the institution prevent unfounded accusations or as a record of the actual action of its agents.


Biden pledges $150m to ASEAN with eye on China

US President Joe Biden opened a summit of Southeast Asian leaders with a pledge to spend $150m on infrastructure, security and the anti-pandemic efforts, as Washington seeks to counter China’s rising influence in the region.

. BBC (UK)

Finland Nato: Russia threatens to retaliate over membership move

Russia has said it will be forced to take “retaliatory steps” over its neighbour Finland’s move to join Nato.