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World Daily News – In Brief – Saturday 18/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

India suspends Internet in eastern state over military recruitment protests

Indian authorities suspended Internet services in several parts of the eastern state of Bihar in a bid to stop public gatherings and violent protests over a military recruitment plan, police officials said on Saturday.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Scholz says talks with Putin ‘necessary’

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Deutsche Presse-Agentur in an interview on Friday that direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin are “necessary” and that he supports this stance.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Duque assures that the results of Colombia’s presidential elections will be respected by the army

Colombian President Iván Duque assured Thursday that the Colombian Armed Forces will not contest the results of the Sunday, June 19 elections, defending that the transition to power must be “orderly and peaceful.”

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Yoon’s push for South Korea-Japan thaw meets hesitancy in Tokyo

History looms large over bilateral ties even as Seoul’s new leader focuses on future

. AFP (FRANCE)

Smoke clouds Shanghai as chemical plant fire leaves at least one dead

At least one person was killed in a large fire at a Shanghai chemical plant that shot clouds of smoke across the city on Saturday, state media reported.