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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 29/05/2022



Ukraine’s former President Poroshenko blocked from leaving the country

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was prevented from leaving Ukraine to take part in a meeting of a NATO body in Lithuania, his party’s parliamentary faction said on Saturday.


Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine – envoy

Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrey Kelin told BBC News on Saturday evening that Moscow will not be using nuclear weapons in its military operations in Ukraine.


Atiku emerges PDP presidential candidate for 2023 election

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


30 confirmed dead in heavy rains in Brazil

At least 35 people have died amid heavy rainfall in north-eastern Brazil on Friday and Saturday, as downpours lashed two major cities on the Atlantic coast, in what is the South American nation’s fourth major flooding event in five months.