. REUTERS (UK)
China says it conducted ‘readiness patrol’ around Taiwan
The Chinese military said on Wednesday it had conducted a combat “readiness patrol” in the seas and airspace around Taiwan in recent days, saying it was a necessary action to respond to “collusion” between Washington and Taipei.
. AP (US)
New Australian government includes record 13 female ministers
Australia’s new government sworn in Wednesday includes a record 13 women, including the first female Muslim to serve in the role and the second Indigenous person named Indigenous affairs minister
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
EU, Taiwan to boost economic ties to secure chip availability
Taiwan has welcomed the European Union’s plan to strengthen economic relations with the island, as both sides expect closer ties will help safeguard supply chain security, especially in the vital field of semiconductors.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Ecuador and Mexico: Trade agreement still does not see the light of day
Ecuador depends mainly on the trade agreement with that country to formalize its entry into the Pacific Alliance, an objective it has pursued for four years.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
NATO: Turkey says Sweden, Finland should amend laws if needed
Turkey’s foreign minister has said Finland and Sweden should change their laws if needed to win Ankara’s backing in their historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, doubling down on a threat to veto an enlargement of the alliance.