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World Daily News In Brief – Wednesday 20/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to fulfil the terms of what he described as a preliminary peace deal agreed to in March.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Sri Lanka: Counting under way in vote for new president

Sri Lanka’s parliamentarians have completed voting by secret ballot for a new president to lead the country out of a deep political and economic crisis, with counting under way.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Taiwan’s ex-defense chief calls for sweeping military reforms

Taiwan’s former defense chief said the island’s military needs urgent, sweeping reforms in the face of what he calls the “existential threat” posed by an increasingly aggressive China.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Iran’s Raeisi calls for boosting Iran-Nicaragua ties in all fields

The Iranian President also expressed hope that with the continuous efforts and strong will of the governments of Iran and Nicaragua, the two countries will witness a new experience of growth and development of bilateral relations in all fields.

. AP (US)

EU proposes half-billion euros for joint defense procurement

The European Union’s executive arm proposed earmarking 500 million euros for joint defense procurement