Opposition lawmakers in Sri Lanka on Sunday marched in the capital, Colombo, protesting against the president's move to impose a nationwide curfew and state of emergency following demonstrations blaming the government for an economic crisis. The emergency declaration by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa gives him wide powers to preserve public order, suppress mutiny, riot or civil disturbances or for the maintenance of essential supplies. He can also change or suspend any law except the constitution.
As the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, historians, activists, survivors and their families are all preparing for the time when there will no longer be living witnesses to share first-person accounts of the horrors of the Nazi genocide during World War II. In the Holocaust, 6 million Jews were wiped out by the Nazis and their allies.
Addressing the US-India Alliance for women's economic empowerment Shatter Summit on Thursday, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of State Wendy Sherman said that the US is helping equip female entrepreneurs in India and South Asia with the digital skills needed to compete in the 21st century, and added that women are critical for rapid, sustainable growth not only in India but everywhere.
The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and millions of other Nazism victims under the Hitler regime between 1933 and 1945. Read here: US special forces kill senior Islamic State terrorist Al-Sudani in Somalia The Holocaust, also called as the Shoah, was Hitler's “Final Solution” for eliminating Jews within Germany's grasp.
It's not just truck drivers and nurses. Assignments for CFO appointments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are up almost a third on this time last year, according to executive-search firm Spencer Stuart. Now that businesses are looking to upgrade, there's been a series of job swaps. No longer dull number-crunchers, CFOs now occupy the hottest seat in the boardroom. Nestle SA's Francois-Xavier Roger's job is to “stay calm” and take a long-term view.
Facebook parent Meta reinstates former President Donald Trump after two-year suspension following Jan. 6 insurrection.
Washington: Marking a critical shift in the nature of western military support to Ukraine, the US and Germany have decided to provide battle tanks to Kyiv to both mount a more effective resistance against an anticipated new round of Russian aggression and change the dynamic on the ground in eastern Ukraine. President Joe Biden said armoured capability had been critical in the war effort. “Germany has really stepped up”.
Pakistan is considering different proposals, including slashing the salaries of government employees by 10 per cent across the board, according to a media report on Wednesday, amidst the looming economic crisis in the cash-strapped country. The National Austerity Committee — constituted by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif — is considering different measures, including cutting down the salaries of government employees by 10 per cent across the board, Geo News reported.
Police in Yakima say a man they earlier named as 21-year-old local Jarid Haddock shot people in and around a convenience store overnight, before fleeing. Officers launched an extensive manhunt throughout the city of 100,000 people, which sits 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Seattle, warning that the wanted man was armed and dangerous. "It appears to be a random situation," Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray said early Tuesday.
Devsish Nandepu and another 22-year-old were near a parking lot about 6.55 pm Sunday when a dark-coloured vehicle approached them. Two occupants from the vehicle held them at gunpoint and demanded valuables from them. Nandepu and his friend complied and were shot, officials said.
Finland promises $400 million euros additional military aid to Ukraine "Andrew selflessly took many personal risks and saved many lives; we love him and are very proud indeed of what he did," they said. Bagshaw's remains will be returned to New Zealand where he and his family lived. Parry's family praised his work in Ukraine in a separate statement released by Britain's Foreign Office.
London is grappling with 'high' air-pollution with city mayor Sadiq Khan issuing an alert to the citizens. He has asked the Londoners to be careful over the next few days and avoid unnecessary car journeys, PTI reported. According to a BBC report, London experienced moderate air pollution since Saturday due to cold and foggy conditions. The mayor's office also planned to display pollution alert messages across the Transport for London (TfL) network.
Former President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to revive a federal lawsuit in New York challenging the state's civil investigation into potentially fraudulent asset valuations at his real estate company, just days after dropping a related complaint in Florida. Neither Trump attorney Alina Habba nor New York Attorney General Letitia James office immediately returned messages seeking comment. In both cases, Trump claimed the legal action against him was politically motivated.
Finland may need to reconsider whether to move jointly with Sweden toward membership in NATO after fresh objections to Sweden from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto. It's the first time a Finnish policy maker signals decoupling the bids after the Nordic nations applied to join NATO in May. Turkey has objected to their entry, but allowed the process to move forward at a NATO summit in June.
Iran on Tuesday strongly condemned new sanctions imposed by the European Union and Britain and said it would retaliate, after the West stepped up pressure on Iran over its crackdown on protests. "The Islamic Republic will soon announce the list of new sanctions against the human rights violators of EU and England," Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said in a statement.
Pakistan's energy ministry said on Tuesday it had restored its national power grid nearly 24 hours after a breakdown triggered the worst outage in months, highlighting the frailty of the aid-dependant nation's infrastructure. All 1,112 grid stations were back online, a senior government official told Reuters, adding that electricity would be fully restored across the country once power generation units were back up. \ Read 'Darkness & hopelessness': Major Pakistani cities sans power.