Turkey has reviewed details of an outlined peace agreement proposed by Russia, apparently aimed at bringing a halt to the war in Ukraine.
Moscow is demanding that Ukraine accept that it should be neutral in future and not join NATO.
It also says the Crimea and parts of the east should become part of Russia.
The Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he's willing to talk.
Rescuers in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol are trying to bring out survivors of an attack in a theater where about 1000 people took refuge in a bomb shelter.
The number of casualties is unclear.
Officials in the eastern Ukrainian city of Merefa say Russian troops have shelled a school in cultural center, killing more than 20 people.
Despite daily bombardment across the country, western military officials say Russian forces have not made any strategic breakthrough.
Reports from the United States suggest that Russia has made the first interest payment on its foreign debt since sanctions were imposed.
The payment means that for now Russia has managed to avoid defaulting on its debt.
In other news, President Macron of France has set out his platform for re-election, promising to steer the country through a new era of crisis.
Polls indicate he has a growing lead over his rivals ahead of the first round of voting in April.
The British ferry company P&O has announced it's sacking 800 people with immediate effect in an effort to save the business from collapse.
While crew members were being dismissed on Zoom, replacement workers were waiting at the key site.
Thousands of people have taken part in the protests across Sudan as anger grows over the rising cost of living.
Many considered the increases to be a consequence of last year's military coup.