World Daily News In Brief – Friday 05/08/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

China halts dialogue with U.S. on military, climate over Pelosi Taiwan trip

China announced on Friday it was halting dialogue with the United States in a number of areas, including between theater-level military commanders and on climate talks, in an escalating furore over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Israel hits Gaza with air attacks as tensions escalate

At least eight people killed – including an Islamic Jihad commander and a young girl – and 44 wounded in a series of missile attacks throughout Gaza.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Venezuela and Nigeria hold first joint commission to promote South-South cooperation

Twenty-one bilateral agreements are currently under negotiation in communication and information, defense, the fight against money laundering, agriculture, air services, aeronautical cooperation, recognition of diplomas, trade, and tourism.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Kishida eyes cabinet reshuffle as early as Wednesday: sources

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering reshuffling his cabinet lineup as early as Wednesday, government sources said.

. THE NEW YORK TIMES (US)

Putin and Erdogan, both partners and foes, meet in Sochi, Russia

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were meeting on Friday in the southern Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi, for a second face-to-face conversation in less than three weeks against a complex backdrop of dovetailing and competing interests.