Russias Shoigu promises increased munitions supplies in visit to Ukraine headquarters

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu promised to boost munitions supplies to Russian forces in Ukraine during a visit to the headquarters of Moscow’s troops fighting in the country, according to footage published by the Defence Ministry on Saturday.

Israeli protests over judicial overhaul continue despite Netanyahus pause

The International Monetary Fund says its executive board has approved a four-year $US15.6 billion ($A23.3 billion) loan program for Ukraine, part of a global $US115 billion ($A172 billion) package to support the country’s economy as it battles Russia’s 13-month-old invasion.

Almost a third of Brazilians disapprove of Lula, poll shows

Almost a third of Brazilians disapprove of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, putting the leftist leader at about the same level of unpopularity as his right-wing predecessor Jair Bolsonaro during the first three months of his presidency, a poll cited by the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo showed on Saturday.

Hong Kong rejects US report criticising crackdown on freedoms

Hong Kong on Saturday “firmly rejected” findings in a new U.S. government report that said U.S. interests had been threatened and that Beijing continued to “undermine” the rule of law and freedoms in the territory under a national security crackdown.

Thousands protest in Portugal over housing crisis

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and other cities across Portugal on Saturday in protest against soaring rents and house prices at a time when high inflation is making it even tougher for people to make ends meet.

Top Ukraine cleric accused of glorifying Russian invasion appears in court

A top Ukrainian cleric from a church with alleged Moscow ties appeared in a court hearing on Saturday over accusations that he glorified invading Russian forces and stoked religious divisions.

Taiwan Taiwan says China might find excuses to enter areas close to Taiwan's territorial air and sea space.
Taiwan says 10 Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan Strait median line

Ten Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, normally an unofficial barrier between the two sides, Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Saturday, as Beijing continues its military activities near the island.