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World Daily News – In Brief – 11/01/2023

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. THE FINANCIAL TIMES

UK health secretary warns of disruption to services during ambulance strike

Steve Barclay criticises unions’ reluctance to agree deal on emergency cover levels

. REUTERS

Russian force claims control of Soledar as east Ukraine battle hots up

Russian mercenary group Wagner claimed to have taken control of the salt-mining town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine – a stepping stone in Moscow’s push to capture the entire Donbas region – but fighting appeared to be continuing.

. NIKKEI ASIA

Japan and U.K. to sign landmark defense cooperation treaty

Agreement would allow militaries of both nations to be deployed to the other

. AL JAZEERA

Several injured in knife attack at Paris train station

A knife attacker wounded six people in an unprovoked attack in Paris’ busy Gare du Nord train station before being shot by police, the French interior minister said.

. THE RIO TIMES

Nicaragua and Russia sign nuclear energy agreement

The Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) signed a roadmap for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy during the 12th International Atomexpo Forum, an event of the global nuclear industry in the Russian city of Sochi

. AFP

Peru orders curfew in violence-hit region after 18 deaths

Peru on Tuesday announced a curfew in the southern Puno region in a bid to suppress violent protests, a day after 18 people were killed in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

. BAHA 

AMLO: Mexico, US, Canada to set up panel for import substitution

President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that he, United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to create a joint committee aimed at planning and substituting imports in North America to make the region more self-sufficient.