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World Daily News In Brief – Monday 25/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Tunisians vote on constitution expanding president’s power

Tunisians began voting on Monday in a referendum on a new constitution that critics of President Kais Saied fear will maul the democracy that emerged from a 2011 revolution by handing him nearly total power.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Taiwan kicks off annual military exercises as China rattles sabers

Taiwan’s air, naval and land forces kicked off a week of military drills on Monday, including exercises that simulate a Chinese invasion.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Chile and Bolivia reactivate Road Map after 48 years without diplomatic relations

Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola and her Bolivian counterpart held a bilateral meeting in Paraguay to reactivate the Road Map signed last year in La Paz. The two countries have not maintained diplomatic relations since 1978 and only have consular ties.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Myanmar executes four anti-coup activists, drawing outrage

Myanmar’s military government has executed four anti-coup activists, including a close ally of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, drawing widespread condemnation and outrage.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Russia rallies support in Africa as doubt cast on Ukraine grain deal

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has reassured Egypt over Russian grain supplies at the start of a four-country tour of Africa, amid uncertainty over the future of a deal to resume Ukrainian exports via the Black Sea.