Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition retained half of the six states in the provincial elections, which promises policy continuity and bode well for the improving sentiment on the nation’s risk assets.
The party of assassinated Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio has chosen a friend and close associate of his, Christian Zurita, to run in the nation’s convulsed elections.
Ukraine’s troops made “tactically significant advances” along the administrative border between Zaporizhia and Donetsk oblasts, according to the military analysts at the Institute for the Study of War. There were unconfirmed reports that Kyiv’s troops pushed Russian forces out of the strategically-located village of Urozhaine on the eastern edge of the southern front, potentially opening the door to further advances toward occupied Mariupol and Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov.
The Russian navy opened fire on a cargo vessel in the Black Sea to force it to stop for checks, the defense ministry said, the first such confirmed incident since Moscow withdrew from a key grain export deal in July.