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Archive : May 17, 2022

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SRI LANKA PARLIAMENT RECONVENES, PM WARNS OF CRITICAL SHOR...
May 17 ,2022
Sri Lanka's parliament reconvened on Tuesday for the first time since violence flared last week and the prime minister quit, as his rep...
US ASKS INDIA TO RECONSIDER WHEAT EXPORT BAN
May 17 ,2022
The US has asked countries such as India not to limit their wheat exports in order to make up for the shortage from Russia and Ukraine....
RULING PARTY MP AJITH RAJAPAKSA ELECTED DEPUTY SPEAKER
May 17 ,2022
Ruling party MP Ajith Rajapaksa has been elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament. He was elected following a secret ballot conduct...
MACRON PICKS ELISABETH BORNE AS NEW PRIME MINISTER
May 17 ,2022
Newly-appointed French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne gestures as she attends a handover ceremony in the courtyard of Hotel Matignon...
BOOST TO ‘MAKE IN INDIA’, 2 WARSHIPS SET SAIL TODAY
May 17 ,2022
The launch of two warships of separate classes in Mumbai on Tuesday will showcase the indigenous manufacturing capabilities to make shi...
KREMLIN CRITIC NAVALNY APPEALS AGAINST NINE-YEAR JAIL SENT...
May 17 ,2022
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was due on Tuesday to appeal a nine-year prison sentence he was handed in March on...
NEARLY 400 ARRESTED OVER RECENT MOB VIOLENCE
May 17 ,2022
Nearly 400 suspects have been arrested over the recent mob violence, including over the attack at Galle Face and near Temple Trees. Th...
TALIBAN INVITES FORMER PRESIDENT GHANI TO ATTEND THE AFGHA...
May 17 ,2022
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been asked to attend the Afghan Assembly, according to a Taliban diplomat. According to Russi...
Furore over Emma Chamberlain’s Met Gala diamond necklace p...
May 17 ,2022
US YouTuber Emma Chamberlain at the 2022 Met Gala in New York on May 2. Photo: Reuters Popular US YouTuber Emma Chamberlain is fac...
In Marcos Jr's foreign policy, nothing will be set in ston...
May 17 ,2022
Mr Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself has yet to give details on his foreign policy. PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - Mr Ferdinand Marcos Jr'...
Davos 2022: Weak global recovery could turn into a new rec...
May 17 ,2022
SINGAPORE - Countries are easing travel restrictions, but the outlook for global growth doesn't look promising. The lockdown in China,...
Is US containment of China a new ‘War on Terror’?
May 17 ,2022
Showering the pearls of optimism regarding the Sino-US rapprochement before leaving for China on February 17, 1972, President Richard N...
Satellite reveals China’s new nuclear attack sub
May 17 ,2022
A Chinese Type 093 nuclear attack submarine. Photo: WikiCommons China may have built a new class of nuclear-powered attack su...
India, Nepal agree to build hydroelectric power plant as p...
May 17 ,2022
 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi with Nepalese prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, during a bilateral meeting in Lumbini, Nep...
Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in...
May 17 ,2022
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi with Nepalese prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba looking at a model of the planned India Interna...
Pakistan ramps up security for ex-PM Khan after assassinat...
May 17 ,2022
Former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, says he has evidence of a plot to assassinate him. Photo: AFP Pakistan strengthened...
India and Europe build bridges over Ukraine divide
May 17 ,2022
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Copenhagen during his tour of Europe earlier this month.   © Reuters...
Political bullet-proofing: PM Modi declares third term int...
May 17 ,2022
In an unusual move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he would contest for a third term in 2024. In what was a virt...
RAW chief Goel could be longest-serving in decades, but Mo...
May 17 ,2022
New Delhi: Samant Goel, the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), could become India’s longest-serving spymaster in...
At Chintan Shivir, Congress has chosen to win—not with PK,...
May 17 ,2022
Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, at the concluding session of the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, in Ud...
Can broke Sri Lanka avoid a ‘disorderly default’ and reach...
May 17 ,2022
Anti-government demonstrators take part in a protest near the President’s office in Colombo on May 15, 2022. Photo: AFP New...