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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 21/06/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could pave the way for widespread industrial action across the economy in coming months.

. THE JERUSALEM POST (ISRAEL)

Israel heading to elections, Knesset to disband, Lapid to become prime minister

Israel is heading to its fifth election in three and a half years, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave up Monday on their efforts to stabilize the coalition.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

UN says Libya rival factions fail to reach deal in election talks

Rival Libyan factions have failed to reach an agreement after wrapping up a third round of UN-mediated talks in Egypt, the United Nations said on Monday, further complicating international efforts to find a way out of the country’s decade-old chaos.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Macao to vote on new gaming law

Macao’s legislature is to push ahead on Tuesday with voting on a much-delayed gaming law

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Argentina wants to join BRICS with the support of China and Brazil

The countries of the BRICS group of emerging economies will hold their annual summit this week in the face of a tense global scenario due to the war in Ukraine.