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World Daily News In Brief – Friday 18/11/2022

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. BLOOMBERG

Colombia Poised to Approve Permanent Wealth Tax Measure

Wealthy Colombians face a permanent tax on their assets starting Jan. 1 under a broad tax reform bill poised to pass Congress soon

. POLITICO

Erdoğan confident Ukraine grain deal will continue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said an agreement with Russia that has allowed Ukraine to export its massive stocks of cereals by sea is likely to keep running once its first phase comes to an end on Saturday.

. BBC

House Republicans say ‘top priority’ is to probe Biden family

One day after retaking a majority in the US House of Representatives, Republicans have said they will investigate the president’s family as a “top priority”.

. REUTERS

North Korea fires long-range missile landing near Japan, draws condemnation

North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that Japanese officials said had sufficient range to reach the mainland of the United States and that landed just 200 kilometres (130 miles) off Japan.

. AL JAZEERA

Russia-Ukraine live news: Moscow hopeful of US prisoner swap

Russia hopes for a prisoner swap with Washington that would include convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death”, says Moscow’s deputy foreign minister.

. NIKKEI ASIA

Macron sets sights on France-ASEAN dialogue partnership

President condemned Ukraine war, but keeps distance from Myanmar violence

. THE RIO TIMES

Venezuela reiterates before the International Court of Justice its call to Guyana to resolve territorial dispute

The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed on Thursday that “we extend our hand to Guyana to resolve the current territorial dispute”, in compliance with the Geneva Agreement of 1966, during her intervention before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of the United Nations (UN), in The Hague.

. BAHA

Russia, China against IAEA’s resolution on nuclear safety

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov revealed that Moscow and Beijing voted against the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution that demands the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from nuclear facilities in Ukraine.