Chinese state media has sent reporters to Ukraine and published clips of Vladimir Putin, aligning with Moscow’s war narrative. The war is creating a propaganda opportunity as Beijing officially positions itself as a neutral party. Composite: WSJ
SEOUL, May 26 — A case of African swine fever was detected on a farm containing around 1,500 animals in South Korea's northeastern county of Hongcheon, the food and agriculture ministry said today.
All the animals on the farm were killed in order to contain the spread of the pathogen, and an investigation was to be launched on other pig farms in the region, the ministry said.
Authorities issued a standstill order on all pig farms and other livestock related facilities until Monday.
African swine fever is harmless to humans but often fatal to pigs, leading to financial losses for farmers. It originated in Africa before spreading to Europe and Asia, and has killed hundreds of millions of pigs worldwide.
The latest outbreak marks the first time in over seven months for the fever to be detected on a pig farm in the country. — Reuters
The country’s central bank cut interest rates again as President Vladimir V. Putin moved to raise the minimum wage and sweeten military benefits. The European Union stalled on its push to ban Russian oil, a severe tool to punish Moscow.
Eleven newborn babies have died after a fire that broke out in the neonatal department at the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, said the country's president Macky Sall on Thursday.
KYIV, May 26 —The appeal of Russian money is making some countries tolerant of its aggression, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said today as he rejected calls to accept territorial concessions to appease Moscow.
'Today we hear that allegedly Russia should be given what it wants, supposedly it is necessary to agree that some peoples may be deprived of some of their foreign policy rights,' Zelenskiy said in a video address to the Latvian parliament.
'We must fight for the principle that nation(hood) is important,' he said. — Reuters
Investing in education, healthcare jobs can yield a triple dividend — boosting economic activity, expanding employment opportunities and generating social mobility, according to a new report published by the WEF