Sri Lanka until the last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells a country in crisis

COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit country was on its last day of petrol, as the country’s energy minister told citizens to not to join the long fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an … Read more

Thousands of Tunisians demonstrate against the president and demand a democratic return

One of the biggest protests against Saied in months The president prepares a new constitution Saied’s opponents call his moves a coup TUNIS, May 15 (Reuters) – Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated against President Kais Saied on Sunday, demanding a return to normal democratic order and rejecting his replacement of the independent electoral commission with a … Read more

Germany’s conservatives are on track to win key state vote

Conservatives win 35% of vote – exit poll SPD at 27.5% of the vote – exit poll The Greens will become kingmakers for the SPD or the CDU Spotlight on job security and coal transition BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU party was on course to win regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

Northern Ireland DUP blocks new provincial legislature

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson arrives for a press conference at the Parliament Buildings in Stormont after meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to form a power-sharing government , in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … 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

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

Explanation: Can companies leaving Russia recover their losses through insurance?

March 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of companies said they were pulling out or suspending operations in Russia after it invaded Ukraine, by energy producer Shell Plc (SHELL) to car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) to PwC, a global professional services firm. Here’s a look at how insurance and international arbitration could soften the blow to … Read more

Hong Kong eases COVID rules for crew, lifts overseas travel alert

A Cathay Pacific plane takes off at the airport, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for passenger crews to three days from seven, … Read more

Explosion kills more than 50 at Kabul mosque, chief says

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) – A powerful blast killed more than 50 worshipers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib mosque west of the capital in the … Read more