Sri Lanka’s prime minister takes on crucial finance ministry portfolio

‘Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as finance, economic stability and national policies minister before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning statement,’ a president’s office says COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold dual charge as finance minister, the president’s office announced on Wednesday, May 25, and will lead talks … Read more

Sri Lanka prime minister resigns, curfew imposed after clashes

Protesters across the island nation demand that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, quit for mishandling the economy COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigned on Monday, May 9, hours after word with pro- and anti-government demonstrators in the commercial capital Colombo amid the country’s worst economic crisis … Read more

British PM and finance minister to be fined over lockdown parties

Police have been investigating 12 gatherings at Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office and the Cabinet Office after an inquiry found his staff had enjoyed alcohol-fuelled parties LONDON, UK – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak are to receive fines for breaching strict coronavirus lockdown rules, the government said on Tuesday, … Read more

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote in parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday, April 10, when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament partners, after being deserted by coalition who blames him for a crumbling economy and failure to deliver on his campaign promises. The result of the vote, which was the culmination of a … Read more

Sri Lanka’s president will not resign, despite protests – minister

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not resign, a minister said on Wednesday, April 6, despite demonstrations against his handling of the country’s worst economic crisis in the decades and as doctors held protests street over a shortage of medicine. Rajapaksa, governing the country since 2019 with other family members in … Read more

Oil producers as ‘superheroes’ is not how it works, UAE minister says

United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei suggests it is not possible to underinvest and preach renewables and then ask for output boosts during a crunch DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Oil producers who felt like outcasts at the COP 26 climate conference last year are now being treated like superheroes because their supplies are … Read more

Ukraine uses facial recognition to identify dead Russian soldiers, minister says

CALIFORNIA, USA – Ukraine is using facial recognition software to identify the bodies of Russian soldiers killed in combat and to trace their families to inform them of their deaths, Ukraine’s vice prime minister told Reuters. Reuters exclusively reported that Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense this month began using technology from Clearview AI, a New York-based … Read more