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

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. REUTERS (UK)

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.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

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.

. PREMIUM TIMES (NIGERIA)

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).

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

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.