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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 29/06/2022



Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security


Nicola Sturgeon seeks supreme court ruling on Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has set herself on a collision course with Downing Street by asking the supreme court to rule on the legality of holding a new referendum on Scottish independence without Westminster’s permission.


Ecuadorian indigenous organizations accept dialogue with government

After 15 days of mobilizations, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) accepted on June 27 a dialogue with the five branches of government to analyze its ten economic and social demands.


Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday (Jun 28), as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts.


Rival Libyan officials hold UN-led election talks in Switzerland

Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest United Nations effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals.