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Sri Lanka PM stresses urgency for economic reform plan

May. 26, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that he will quickly prepare an economic reform program and seek approval from the International Monetary Fund — because global inflation and the financial impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on other countries could limit...

Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

May. 26, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called off a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of a protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament and demanded the government's resignation. ...

Sri Lankan leader seeks world's help during financial crisis

May. 26, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked for urgent international help on Thursday as his country suffers from a financial crisis. “We are presently undergoing a severe economic crisis that has profoundly impacted the lives of all Sri Lankans, resulting in...

Sri Lanka's prime minister tackles thorny finances, economy

May. 25, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as finance minister as this Indian Ocean island nation confronts its worst economic crisis in memory. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa named Wickremesinghe minister of Finance, Economic...

NFL to appeal ruling in Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

May. 25, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL said Wednesday it will appeal a ruling denying a request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration. Gruden's lawsuit accuses the NFL of leaking his racist, sexist and homophobic...

Anaheim council voids sale of Angel Stadium amid scandal

May. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim City Council has voted to cancel the sale of Angel Stadium to Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno amid a political scandal that led the mayor to resign. The unanimous vote Tuesday directed the city attorney to void a 2020 agreement to sell the...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for lockdown breaching parties, but ignores calls to resign

May. 25, 2022 07:54 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for lockdown breaching parties, but ignores calls to resign.

Sri Lanka arrests 67 suspected to be heading to Australia

May. 24, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s navy said Tuesday that it has arrested 67 people who it believes were trying to travel by sea to Australia illegally. The navy said in a statement that 12 men were arrested first near the port town of Trincomalee, 260 kilometers (160 miles)...

India ships rice, other essentials to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

May. 23, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka received a first consignment of a $16 million humanitarian aid package from neighboring India to help mitigate severe shortages caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in recent memory. Gopal Baglay, the Indian envoy to Sri Lanka,...

Alaska governor picks Nancy Dahlstrom as running mate

May. 23, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican incumbent Mike Dunleavy filed paperwork for office Monday, hoping to become the first sitting Alaska governor in nearly a quarter century to be elected to a second term. He also introduced his running mate, former state Department of Corrections...