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World Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 13/07/2022



Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters demand prime minister’s ouster

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on Wednesday, hours before he was due to step down, after a people’s uprising over a devastating economic crisis ended his family’s powerful grip on the island nation.


Russia and Ukraine seek to break grain impasse in Turkey

Russia and Ukraine were due Wednesday to hold their first talks with UN and Turkish officials aimed at breaking a months-long impasse over grain exports that has seen food prices soar and millions face hunger.


Joe Biden on way to Middle East on first trip as US president

Joe Biden is on his way to the Middle East on his first visit to the region as president of the United States, with Israel as his first stop.


EU and Moscow reach deal on Kaliningrad – report

The European Union and Russia have reached an agreement on the transit of goods going to the exclave Kaliningrad, as a result of which ”all goods going to the region will be removed as an exception from the sanctions lists,” the Russian media Izvestia reported on Wednesday, citing high-ranking sources from the country.


Thousands protest in North Macedonia over EU membership compromise

Thousands of people gathered Monday in North Macedonia’s capital to protest against a French proposal that seeks to end the country’s dispute with Bulgaria, which is blocking Skopje’s bid to join the European Union.