. REUTERS (UK)
Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says
Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis caused by Russia’s invasion could be eased.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Military raids Sri Lanka protest camps, leaders arrested
The military in Sri Lanka has taken control of the presidential secretariat in the capital after “brutally assaulting” the protesters.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Biden could temporarily lower China tariffs, U.S. lawmaker says
U.S. President Joe Biden could pursue a “temporary reduction” of Trump-era tariffs on China in response to supply chain disruptions and rising inflation, a congressman involved in shaping legislation related to the Asia-Pacific told Nikkei.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva confirmed as presidential candidate
The leftist Workers’ Party PT officially nominated Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to run against incumbent President Bolsonaro in the October election.
. THE GUARDIAN (UK)
Dozens killed and thousands displaced in election fighting in Papua New Guinea, UN says
Dozens of people have been killed in Papua New Guinea during a tense few weeks of voting during the country’s elections, along with reports of sexual abuse, including of children, and 3,000 people displaced due to conflict, the UN has warned.