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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 19/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Russia stepped up its assaults after the European Union recommended that Kyiv become a candidate to join the bloc

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

M5.2 quake hits Japan’s northwestern Ishikawa Prefecture

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck Ishikawa Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast, on Sunday, but there was no danger of a tsunami, the weather agency said.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay confirm candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup

The Vice President of Paraguay, Hugo Velázquez, confirmed the candidacy of the South American countries at a press conference.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

France votes as Macron battles to win parliamentary majority

Voting has begun in France for the high-stakes, second-round parliamentary election, with a surge in support for the left-wing alliance threatening recently re-elected President Emmanuel Macron’s hopes for an outright majority.

. BBC (UK)

Dutch government apologises to Srebrenica veterans

The Dutch government has apologised to hundreds of ex-soldiers sent to defend Srebrenica during the Bosnian war.