Russia claims it has taken control of Ukraine’s Soledar
Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday that its forces had taken control of the Ukrainian salt-mining town of Soledar on Thursday, state media reported.
. NIKKEI ASIA
Taiwan seeks to bolster security in trade talks with U.S.
Tsai aims to boost island’s economic importance before stepping down next year
. AL JAZEERA
India urged to close airspace to Myanmar warplanes after attacks
Fortify Rights said Myanmar’s air force ‘dropped bombs on both sides of the Myanmar-India border’ in raids this week.
Extreme winds and tornadoes kill 7 in the US
At least seven people were killed and 12 injured in the southeastern US states of Alabama and Georgia by severe winds that caused tornadoes, Ernie Baggett, emergency management director told the Associated Press on Friday.
. THE GUARDIAN
UK to further delay calling Northern Ireland election as Brexit talks continue
The UK government is to further delay calling an election in Northern Ireland to give Brexit talks a chance.
. THE RIO TIMES
Sandinistas take control of all city halls in Nicaragua
The left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), the party in power in Nicaragua for 16 years, took office on Tuesday (10th) of 100% of the city halls in the Central American country.