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World Daily News – In Brief – Friday 17/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Japan’s top court says govt not responsible for Fukushima damage-media

Japan’s government is not liable for damages demanded by people whose lives were devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the country’s top court said on Friday, according to Japanese media, the first such ruling in a series of similar cases.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Ecuador’s president reaches over 80% disapproval rating

The public research center Perfiles de Opinión registered this Wednesday that 81% of Ecuadorians consider President Guillermo Lasso’s management very bad, which shows that the president’s approval decreased by 31% compared to last April 25.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

China launches ‘Fujian,’ its most advanced aircraft carrier

China launched its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier on Friday at a shipyard in Shanghai, in what state media called a “short but festive ceremony.”

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

US targets Chinese, UAE companies in new Iran sanctions

The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Emirati companies, as well as a network of Iranian petrochemical producers, accusing them of helping to “evade sanctions” by supporting the sale of Iran’s petrochemical products abroad.

. AFP (FRANCE)

Sudan: one dead in new protests against military rule

A demonstrator was killed Thursday in a crackdown on ongoing protests in Sudan nearly eight months after a military coup upended the transition to civilian rule, doctors said.