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World Daily News In Brief – Thursday 21/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Italian PM Draghi meets president, expected to resign

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi went to see President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday and was expected to resign after three coalition parties withdrew their support for his government.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss battle to be U.K.’s next PM

Britain’s former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will battle Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to become the country’s next prime minister in the final phase of a bruising Conservative party leadership fight to succeed Boris Johnson.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Mercosur trade bloc denies Zelensky request to address summit

South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has declined a request by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to address its upcoming summit, host Paraguay said on Wednesday.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s new president

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected Sri Lanka’s new president, less than a week after his predecessor Gotabaya Rajapaksa was forced to flee the country amid mass protests over the country’s crippling economic crisis.

. WSJ (US)

More Than 100 Million Americans Face Dangerous Heat Wave

Dozens of temperature records are set to be broken in the coming days.