Ukraine expects decisions on tanks at Western defence leaders’ meeting
Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy said his government was expecting “strong decisions” from defence leaders of NATO and other countries meeting on Friday to discuss boosting Ukraine’s ability to confront Russian forces with modern battle tanks.
. AL JAZEERA
Tear gas fired at Peru protesters as thousands try to ‘take Lima’
Firefighters have been working to put out a raging inferno that broke out in a building near a protest site in Peru’s capital Lima where police fired tear gas as thousands of protesters poured into the city to demand the removal of President Dina Boluarte.
. NIKKEI ASIA
China Politburo retiree poised to become next vice president: report
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng is reportedly set to become vice president after being left out of the Communist Party’s top decision-making body last fall, suggesting that President Xi Jinping is not using the role as a steppingstone for a potential future leader.
. THE RIO TIMES
Mexican court stops the extradition of Ovidio Guzmán, son of “El Chapo”
The Justice of Mexico has granted Ovidio Guzmán López, drug trafficker son of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, a new provisional suspension with which his extradition to the United States is temporarily stopped.
CIA chief reportedly met Zelensky in secret
Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William J. Burns had a secret meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Washington Post reported Thursday, quoting a US official and other people familiar with the topic.