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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 30/05/2022



EU fails to agree on Russia oil embargo, to try again Monday before summit

The EU failed on Sunday to agree on an embargo of Russian oil, but diplomats but will still try to make progress ahead of a Monday-Tuesday summit on an exemption for pipeline deliveries to landlocked Central European countries, officials said.


Leftist ex-rebel fighter and businessman head to Colombia runoff

A leftist former rebel fighter has come out on top in the first round of Colombia’s presidential election and is set to face a populist businessman in a second round showdown on June 19.


Death toll rises after heavy rainfall in Brazil sparks floods and landslides

Torrential rains in northeastern Brazil have left at least 79 people dead and dozens missing, civil defense officials said Sunday, as rescuers capitalised on a lull in downpours to search for survivors.


Cambodia’s reborn opposition under pressure ahead of local polls

A renewed grassroots force in Cambodian politics is taking on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party in nationwide local elections this weekend, thereby becoming the latest target of a crackdown on opponents that has intensified in recent years.