World Daily News In Brief – Monday 29/08/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Pakistan foreign minister says help needed after ‘overwhelming’ floods

Pakistan needs financial help to deal with “overwhelming” floods, its foreign minister said on Sunday, adding that he hoped financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund would take the economic fallout into account.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Russia-Ukraine live news: UN mission to Ukraine plant ‘on way’

A team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog is on its way to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the agency’s chief has said.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Three grain-laden ships leave Ukrainian ports – Turkey

Turkish Ministry of Defense confirmed on Monday that another three ships loaded with grain have left the Ukrainian ports in the morning, in accordance with the Black Sea grain initiative previously agreed upon between Moscow and Kiev, under the auspices of Turkey and the United Nations.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Taiwan raises defense budget 14.9% amid military reform debate

Record allocation comes as pressure grows to confront hard questions about security

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Colombia’s president proposes multilateral ceasefire to armed groups

Colombian President Gustavo Petro today proposed a multilateral ceasefire to all armed groups in the country to achieve “total peace” and suspend the actions of the internal armed conflict.