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World Daily News – In Brief – Monday 04/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Uzbekistan says 18 killed, hundreds wounded in Karakalpakstan unrest

Eighteen people were killed and 243 wounded during unrest in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan which broke out last week over plans to curtail its autonomy, Uzbek authorities said on Monday.

. NIKKEI ASIA (UK)

Japan ruling camp on track for upper house majority: Nikkei poll

Japan’s ruling coalition is within reach of a majority in the July 10 upper house election, a Nikkei poll shows, with the largest opposition party expected to struggle.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Seoul refutes claims of anti-China stance after NATO summit

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin refuted claims on Saturday that President Yoon Suk-yeol’s participation in a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was promoting an anti-China stance.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Three weeks of mobilization in Ecuador end in indigenous victory

After 18 days of constant mobilization in hundreds of points of Ecuador, especially in the capital, Quito, the neoliberal and ultraconservative government of Guillermo Lasso and the conveners of the National Strike have reached an agreement to suspend the protests.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka grinds to a halt

Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister says, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepens.