. REUTERS (UK)
Australia needs workers but a million are stuck at the door
A blowout in visa processing times in Australia has left about a million prospective workers stuck in limbo, worsening the acute staff shortages that have crippled businesses and dampened economic sentiment.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Russia-Ukraine live: Attacks near nuclear plant ahead of UN visit
Ukraine has accused Russia of shelling the town of Enerhodar, which houses the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, ahead of a planned visit by United Nations nuclear inspectors. Meanwhile, Russia’s defence ministry has accused Ukrainian forces of trying to seize plant.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
International organizations call for new fiscal and social pact in Latin America to address challenges
Representatives of international organizations called for adopting new social and fiscal pacts in Latin American countries to address social security challenges in an unfavorable context of high insecurity in the region.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
China adds 5 advanced destroyers in naval buildup pressuring Taiwan
Dalian shipyard construction the latest sign of rapid expansion in sea capabilities
. BLOOMBERG (US)
NYC’s Times Square to Become Gun-Free Zone as New Law Takes Effect
New York City is posting temporary signage around Times Square informing those traveling through the popular tourist area that it is a gun-free zone. It’s part of the response to a US Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s concealed-firearms law.