World Daily News In Brief – Monday 01/08/2022

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. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Russia-Ukraine live news: First grain ship departs Odesa

Turkey says the first shipment of Ukrainian grain has left the Black Sea port of Odesa

. REUTERS (UK)

Myanmar junta extends emergency rule, cites need for stability

The head of Myanmar’s junta on Monday blamed instability for stalling efforts to implement a peace plan agreed with other Southeast Asian countries as he extended emergency rule for another six months.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Sri Lanka hopes for $4bn in China aid ‘soon’ as envoy defends ties

Ambassador insists Beijing is supportive; new president extends protest clampdown

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Great Britain says, no gold for Venezuela’s Maduro

Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Nicolas Maduro’s latest effort to gain control of Venezuela’s nearly US$2 billion gold reserves stored in the Bank of England’s underground vaults in London.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

China vows ‘serious consequences’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday Beijing will “not sit idly by” if United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan