Top 10 world news: Austrian Chancellor Nehammer begins meeting with Putin, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Apr 11, 2022, 08:34 PM(IST)

In this combination of images, Austrian Chancellor Nehammer can be seen with French presidential candidates and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif. Photograph:( Agencies )

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Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer began a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday. Pakistan's parliament chose Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister on Monday. 

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Austrian Chancellor Nehammer begins meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Nehammer told Putin that he "is isolating Russia, that he will lose this war morally, and that he is doing everything wrong that can be done wrong".

LIVE | Pakistan politics: Shehbaz Sharif is the new PM, oath ceremony today

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Sharif's election brings to a close a week-long constitutional confrontation that reached its climax on Sunday when Khan lost a no-confidence vote, although the nuclear-armed nation is likely to remain prone to political and economic turbulence.

North Korea marks 10 years since Kim Jong Un's election as top party leader

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North Korea on Monday marked 10 years since Kim Jong Un was elected as the leader of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Russia claims it destroyed S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems given to Ukraine by EU nation

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Russia claimed on Monday that they were able to use their Kalibr missiles to destroy four S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems which were given to Ukraine by an unidentified European nation.

After Boris Johnson's visit, US says Joe Biden 'doesn't currently have any plans' to travel to Ukraine

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's visit to Kyiv on Saturday and meeting with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came as a surprise to the world. After his visit, many speculated that other leaders might also visit the war-torn nation. 

Over 100 private jets linked to Russian oligarchs stuck in Dubai: Report

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According to a report, over hundred private jets belonging to Russian oligarchs are stuck in Dubai's airports ever since the sanctions were imposed by the Western government against Putin's regime.

Govt is working to overcome economic crisis: Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday said the country had reached a decisive juncture and called for patience as protests continued over the government's handling of a deepening economic crisis.

Macron or Le Pen: Why it matters for France, the EU and the West

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The French will decide on April 24 whether to re-elect pro-business centrist President Emmanuel Macron or blow up decades of mainstream consensus in favour of far-right Marine Le Pen.

COVID-19: China closes Guangzhou to most arrivals as outbreak spreads

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The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed itself to most arrivals Monday as China battles a major COVID-19 surge in its big eastern cities.

 

Nepal bans imports of luxury items to prevent decline of foreign exchange reserves: Report

The Nepal government has been trying to prevent the decline of foreign exchange (forex) reserves in the country for quite some time and they have now decided to ban the import of luxury items in order to take care of the problem.

 

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