New Govt preparing 25-yr economic policy to revive economy, says President

New Govt preparing 25-yr economic policy to revive economy, says President

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka's newly-elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday said his government is preparing a national economic policy for the next 25 years to transform the crisis-hit country into a modern and competitive export economy. Presenting his government's policy statement during the third session of Parliament, President Wickremesinghe once again invited the...

Russia repeats Putin's new message against nuclear war

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | AP | United Nations

A Russian official has twice repeated President Vladimir Putin's new message that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” apparently trying to roll back on Putin's warning after the Ukraine invasion that Russia is a “potent” nuclear power and any attempt to interfere would lead to...

Ukraine Prez: China must not help Russia

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | AP | Canberra

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday told Australian university students that China must not help Russia in its war against his homeland and remain at least neutral. Zelenskyy addressed 21 Australian universities in an online discussion hosted by the Australian National University in Canberra. Questioned by a student about China's stance, Zelenskyy...

1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting in NE Washington

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Washington

One man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Monday night in Northeast Washington, the Metropolitan Police Department said. The circumstances of the shooting, including whether the victims even knew each other, were being investigated, Police Chief Robert J. Contee III told reporters. The shooting occurred outside an apartment...

Pak ex-PM Imran's party received prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals: EC

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan's electoral watchdog on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to ousted prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party for receiving prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals. A three-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja, Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi...

Pompeo to headline fundraiser in early-voting South Carolina

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Columbia

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to headline a major gathering of Republicans in South Carolina this month as he considers a 2024 White House bid that could pit him against his onetime boss, former President Donald Trump. Pompeo will speak Aug. 22 at the Faith & Freedom BBQ...

Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 7-plus years in prison

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Washington

A Texas man convicted of storming the US Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armour was sentenced to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia...

9/11 groups, families cheer al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri's death

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 | AP | Washington

The family members of a 9/11 survivors group have expressed gratitude to US President Joe Biden for eliminating al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan, saying it was a "significant step" in their years-long battle for justice and accountability. The 9/11 Justice, a grassroots organisation comprising survivors,...

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