Category Archives: World

Lanka parties agree to form select committee

Sri Lankan political parties in decided to form a select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs. All-party meeting called by President Sirisena yesterday to resolve the crisis ended inconclusively. The House till now has passed two no-confidence motions against Rajapaksa and his government by a voice vote​.

Red alert after Guatemala volcano erupts again, 200 flee

Sri Lanka parliament adjourned after just five minutes

Rajapakse has lost two no-confidence votes and last week his supporters threw projectiles and chilli powder at their rivals and the speaker, deepening international concern. Monday’s session was adjourned after five minutes as the 225-member assembly failed to agree on a committee to draw up the legislature’s agenda. They were to meet again on Friday.

Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

Vladimir Putin told Mike Pence Russia did not meddle in vote: Spokesman

Cambodian PM says no China naval base being built

Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site near hotly contested seas.

US Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

They started work in the cool of the morning and moved quickly, uncoiling reel after reel of vicious-looking fencing and tying it with barbed wire to green poles hammered into the ground.

No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling at home to keep the last week’s deal alive and push it through the British parliament amid criticism from pro-Brexit politicians, Northern Ireland’s unionists and those who want to keep closer EU ties.

Trump’s attacks on media “greatest threat” to democracy: Navy seal who killed Osama

William McRaven’s remarks on Sunday came after Trump derided the retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander as a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama backer”.

China approves $6 billion airport expansion in Xinjiang capital

Construction will run through 2030 when the expanded airport is expected to handle 63 million passengers and 750,000 tonnes of cargo a year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement.