News Wire | May 2023 Archive

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Sirens and Chaos Rattle Seoul After False Evacuation Alarm

By  Choe Sang-Hun, Victoria Kim and Jin Yu Young | The New York Times (free)

For a half an hour on Wednesday morning, confusion and panic swept across Seoul as news spread that North Korea had fired a rocket. Then, the next wave of messages hit: The South’s home ministry issued a notice saying the earlier alert was a “false alarm.”

Ukraine and Allies Plan Peace Summit Without Russia

By Bojan PancevskiLaurence Norman and James Marson | The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine and its allies are planning a summit of global leaders that would exclude Russia, aimed at garnering support for Kyiv’s terms for ending the war, according to a senior Ukrainian presidential adviser and European diplomats.

Brazilian President's Support of Venezuela's Leader Mars Unity at South America Summit

By Carla Bridi and Diane Jeantet | Associated Press (free)

The Brazilian president’s strong support of Venezuela’s authoritarian leader marred the unity Tuesday at a South American summit that Brazil convened in hopes of reviving a bloc of the region’s 12 politically polarized countries.

More from WPR: Venezuela’s Crisis Will Put Latin America’s ‘New Left’ to the Test

West Steps Up Pressure on Turkey to Admit Sweden Into NATO

By Richard Milne, Adam Samson and Felicia Schwartz | Financial Times (free)

Western countries are increasing pressure on Turkey to admit Sweden to Nato, as Stockholm makes a final push to overcome Ankara’s opposition to its membership.

More from WPR: Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bids Hit a Roadblock Named Erdogan

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