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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 31/05/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Russians advance toward centre of key town in Ukraine’s Donbas

Russian troops were slowly advancing towards the city centre in Sievierodonetsk, a regional governor said on Tuesday, giving an update from a pocket of Ukrainian resistance that has held back the broader Russian offensive in the eastern Donbas region.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Malaysia’s Ismail Sabri resists rush to election as inflation bites

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is under pressure to call for an early election. But in an exclusive interview with Nikkei, he argued that rising food prices and other living costs are reasons to put off the polls.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Georgia’s South Ossetia cancels referendum on joining Russia

The leader of Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has cancelled plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia which his predecessor had scheduled for July 17.

. WSJ (USA)

Biden Pledges to Back Fed in Effort to Combat High Inflation

President Biden said he would support the Federal Reserve in its effort to combat high inflation by reducing economic demand, as the central bank lifts interest rates at its fastest pace in more than three decades.

. BUSINESS INSIDER (SOUTH AFRICA)

More South Africans are resigning – and not just for better pay nowadays

More South Africans are resigning from their jobs in search of a healthier company culture and better work-life balance as opposed to just wanting a higher salary

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Bolivarian bloc criticizes Summit of the Americas

On Friday, May 27, the countries belonging to the Alba bloc (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) condemned the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the Summit of the Americas, to be held from June 6 to 10, in Los Angeles, United States.