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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 14/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Taiwan Strait is an international waterway, Taipei says, in rebuff to China

The Taiwan Strait is an international waterway and Taiwan’s government supports U.S. warships transiting it, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, rebuffing claims from China to exercise sovereignty over the strategic passage.

. AP (US)

Spain: 22 injured as engine collides with passenger train

Officials said Monday 22 people were hospitalized after a regional passenger train and a locomotive collided head-on in northeastern Spain.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Unusual closing of the campaign without candidates in the Colombian presidential race

Colombia closed this Sunday an atypical presidential campaign in a public square with an unusual day in which there were no major events and in which the candidates for the ballot, Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández, were absent from the contact with the electorate one week before the appointment with the polls.

. BBC (UK)

NI Protocol: UK reveals plans to ditch parts of EU Brexit deal

The UK government has published plans to get rid of parts of the post-Brexit deal it agreed with the EU in 2019.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

PM Bennett says Israel gov’t has ‘week or two’ to avoid collapse

The Israeli government has a “week or two” to solve its internal problems or face collapse, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told the Israeli Knesset after his fragile coalition lost another supporter.