The Ukrainian government is defending the credibility of one of its junior ministers after a series of naked photos of her were dug up from social media. The country’s 24-year-old deputy interior minister, in charge of European integration, has already faced questions over her experience and pedigree for the job. Source Independent
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The start of the G7 in Taormina is set for May 26, but the security measures will begin to be operational as early as this morning. It means that no ship could get close, it means that boats full of migrants who already throng the central Mediterranean will dock elsewhere. Source corriere
A Chinese man and his wife who teach Chinese at a local language center were abducted in Pakistan. The Chinese presence in Pakistan has increased thanks to the thriving China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a $46-billion investment project that involves roads, ports, power plants and other crucial infrastructure as part of teh China-led Belt and Road initiative. Source Global Times
Alarm bells must be ringing in China as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 9.15 kilometre Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam today. The bridge that connects a remote part of Assam to the rest of the state also makes Arunachal Pradesh more accessible to the Indian Army. Source The Economic Times