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africa June 25, 2022

China, India step in to buy Russian oil refused by Europe

Kiribati’s lack of rain ‘a disaster’. Hundreds dead in Ethiopian massacre. Brazil’s brave land defenders murdered.

africa June 11, 2022

EU accuses Russia of using food as a ‘stealth missile’

Albanese’s message to Indonesia. Tragedy in a Nigerian church. Boris Johnson survives, for the moment.

europe June 4, 2022

Biden vows to send more military support to Ukraine

Pacific Islands reject Beijing deal. First visit to China by UN human rights chief since 2005. Canada tightens guns laws while US maintains status quo.

asia pacific May 28, 2022

Albanese pledges climate action at Quad summit

New government ponders China relationship. Penny Wong’s message to Pacific Islands. Labor signals a pivot to South-East Asia.

europe May 21, 2022

Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership

New Zealand trials help for lower-income families to get electric vehicles. North Korea in lockdown as Covid-19 cases grow. US Treasury calls for regulation of volatile cryptocurrencies.

asia pacific May 7, 2022

Ukraine evacuees who were trapped underground reach safety

New Zealand welcomes more international tourists. Ferdinand Marcos Jr set to be Philippine president. US abortion rights at risk as Supreme Court re-examines Roe v Wade.

europe April 30, 2022

Macron’s win seen as defeat for anti-migrant populism

United States-led alliance commits more military support to defence of Ukraine. Indonesia bans palm oil exports to ensure domestic supply. Elon Musk to take over Twitter.

europe April 23, 2022

Ramos-Horta seals landslide win in Timor-Leste

The Donbas region becomes the focus of Russian fighting in Ukraine. Lack of tourism hits Sri Lanka’s economy. Lockdown eased for Shanghai businesses.

europe April 16, 2022

Russian forces ready for new offensive in eastern Ukraine

Indonesians protest against plan to delay 2024 election. Shehbaz Sharif becomes Pakistan’s leader. Emmanuel Macron holds slim lead heading into presidential runoff election.

europe April 2, 2022

Russia ‘scaling back’ yet shelling of Ukraine continues

Australia and New Zealand concerned at China’s deal with Solomon Islands. The Taliban renege on education for women. Shanghai introduces split lockdown over rising Covid-19 cases.

europe March 26, 2022

AP reporter witnessed ‘so much death’ in Mariupol

Samoa extends lockdown over Covid-19 outbreak. Killing of Rohingya by Myanmar army was genocide, declares United States. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe free after six years in Iranian prison.