Ranil Wickremesinghe: Outgoing Prime Minister of Sri Lanka | Political news

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as Sri Lankan Prime Minister for the sixth time as the island nation faces political and economic crisis. His appointment comes days after Mahinda Rajapaksa, brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, left the post amid riots sparked by his supporters. Wickremesinghe, 73, is the scion of an elite family whose … Read more

International travel ban tightened in China as anger over lockdown grows

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. hong kong CNN — Chinese authorities have imposed a de facto ban on international travel, barring citizens from traveling … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

North Korea announces first Covid deaths amid ‘explosive’ outbreak

On Thursday, North Korea reported 18,000 new “fever cases” and six deaths, one of which tested positive for Omicron subvariant BA.2, state media KCNA reported on Friday. North Korea has not confirmed that all “fever” cases and deaths are due to Covid-19, likely due to its limited testing capacity. “A fever whose cause could not … Read more

North Korea identifies its first Covid-19 case, state media says

It is not known how many infections have been detected, but the official KCNA news agency reported on Thursday that cases of the Omicron variant had been discovered in the capital Pyongyang. Samples taken from a group of people with fever on May 8 tested positive for the highly contagious variant of Omicron, KCNA reported. … Read more

At the mercy of zealous residential committees, the frustration of Shanghai’s locked vents

SHANGHAI, May 12 (Reuters) – Elizabeth Liu and her husband were elated last week to leave their residential complex in Shanghai for the first time in more than a month. All but one of the buildings in the compound had just been reclassified as low risk after 14 days with no COVID cases. “My husband … Read more

North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

Chinese plane aborts takeoff and catches fire, causing minor injuries during evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and … Read more

Dollar hovers near 2-decade high as CPI keeps aggressive US rate hikes likely

A man counts US dollar banknotes at an exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) – The US dollar held near a two-decade high on Wednesday after US inflation moderated less than markets had expected, keeping the Federal Reserve … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more