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UKRAINE-RUSSIA

The United Nations, Turkey and Ukraine agreed on Sunday on an Oct. 31 movement plan for 16 vessels that are in Turkish waters, a day after Russia suspended its participation to the Black Sea grain initiative that allowed food exports from Ukrainian ports. (Reuters/Hindu)

Russia has suspended its participation in the inspection of cargo ships carrying Ukrainian grain, the Joint Coordination Centre, the body overseeing the deal, said late Sunday. (AFP/Barron’s)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday that  Ukrainian forces had repelled a “fierce offensive” by Russian troops in the eastern Donetsk region. (Reuters/US News)

President Vladimir Putin’s foreign minister on Sunday needled Joe Biden over Ukraine, saying that he hoped the U.S. President had the wisdom to deal with a global confrontation similar to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. (Reuters/National Post)

BRAZIL

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for “peace and unity” after narrowly winning a divisive runoff election Sunday, capping a remarkable political comeback by defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro — who has yet to accept defeat. (AFP/Manila Times)      

Leaders from the United States, France and other western and regional nations quickly offered congratulations Sunday to Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after his narrow victory was announced. (AFP/Barron’s)

EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

ARMÉNIE-AZERBAÏDJAN: Le président russe Vladimir Poutine doit recevoir lundi les dirigeants de l’Arménie et de l’Azerbaïdjan pour des pourparlers, après de violents affrontements armés à la frontière entre ces deux pays du Caucase en septembre, qui ont fait 286 morts. (AFP/La Presse)

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTHERN AFRICA

IRAN:

Iranian protesters rallied again Sunday, defying an order by the powerful Revolutionary Guards to stop the demonstrations — now in their seventh week — sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini. (AFP/Jordan Times)

Germany and the European Union are examining whether to classify Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Sunday. (Reuters/US News)

AFRICA

AU-DRC: African Union officials on Sunday appealed for an end to the growing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a day after rebels made further progress there and Kinshasa expelled Rwanda’s ambassador. (AFP/Barron’s)

SOMALIA: The United Nations and United States on Sunday separately condemned attacks in Somalia’s capital which killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds more. (AFP/Jamaica Observer)

ASIA/PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA: Hackers have targeted a communications platform used by Australian military personnel and defence staff with a ransomware attack, authorities said on Monday, as the country battles a recent spike in cyberattacks across businesses. (Reuters/US News)

AUSTRALIA-USA: The United States is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to northern Australia, a provocative move experts say is aimed squarely at China. (ABC)

INDIA: At least 141 people died when a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed in India’s western state of Gujarat. (BBC)

NEW ZEALAND-IRAN: The New Zealand government said on Monday it has suspended its official bilateral human rights dialogue with Iran, saying bilateral approaches were “no longer tenable” with basic human rights being denied in the country. (Reuters/Swissinfo)

PAKISTAN: A female journalist was crushed to death Sunday in Pakistan while covering a political march led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, a senior police officer said. (AP)

PHILIPPINE authorities have recorded 98 deaths from Tropical Storm Nalgae, with 63 people missing and 69 others injured, the disaster agency said in a bulletin on Monday. (Reuters/US News)

SOUTH KOREA-USA: The United States and South Korea began one of their largest combined military air drills on Monday, with hundreds of warplanes from both sides staging mock attacks 24 hours a day for the better part of a week. (Reuters)

AMERICAS

HAITI: A Haitian journalist was killed Sunday in Port-au-Prince after being hit in the head by a teargas canister while protesting for his colleague’s release from police custody, a medical source told AFP. (AFP/Barron’s)

USA-CHINA: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with China’s  Foreign Minister Wang Yi on a call on Sunday and discussed Russia’s war against Ukraine and the threats it poses to global security and economic stability, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement. (Reuters/US News)

GLOBAL ISSUES

CLIMATE CHANGE: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Sunday she will skip next month’s COP27 talks in Egypt, slamming the global summit as a forum for “greenwashing”. (AFP/France 24)

COVID-19: Cases in mainland China hit 2,898 on Sunday, topping 2,000 for a second straight day and pressuring the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy, which has hamstrung the economy and exasperated its citizens. (Reuters/Swissinfo)

MIGRATION: De nombreuses opérations de sauvetage en mer ont eu lieu ces samedi 29 et dimanche 30 octobre 2022 dans la Manche. 224 migrants qui tentaient de rejoindre l’Angleterre ont notamment été secourus et ramenés vers les côtes françaises. (AFP/Ouest France)

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