Day: June 9, 2022


Sri Lanka will need $5 billion in next 6 months for essentials: PM

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Prophet row: ‘We strongly encourage respect, tolerance for all religions’

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Johnson vows to ‘get on with the job’ after surviving confidence vote

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Johnson won the late Monday vote by 211 votes to 148 – enough to avoid having to immediately resign but a larger than anticipated rebellion within his party that leaves him politically wounded and battling to win back the confidence of his colleagues and the country.

Boris Johnson: The ‘greased piglet’ slips away again

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All politicians need luck and Boris Johnson — once described as a “greased piglet” for his uncanny powers of political escapology — has had more than most in his career. That lucky streak of surviving crisis after crisis continued on Monday after he won a vote of confidence by his own Conservative colleagues, keeping him in power as party leader and UK prime minister.

Australian KFC patrons clucking mad over lettuce-cabbage switch

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The local price of the verdant leaf has soared by as much as 300 percent in recent months, forcing the fast-food chain to tweak the Colonel’s recipe in some stores. “We’re currently experiencing a lettuce shortage. So, we’re using a lettuce and cabbage blend on all products containing lettuce until further notice,” the company told customers.

Street fighting, constant shelling as Russia pushes for control of Donbas

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Sievierodonetsk has become the main target of the Russian offensive in the Donbas, comprising Luhansk and Donetsk provinces, as the invasion grinds on in a war of attrition that has seen cities laid waste by artillery barrages. “In the city, fierce street fighting continues,” Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address on Monday.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka gets $55-million credit line from India for fertilisers

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The country of 22 million is suffering its worst economic crisis in seven decades, battling a shortage of foreign exchange that has stalled imports of essential items such as fuel, medicine and fertilisers. Sri Lanka has more than 2 million farmers and up to 70 per cent of its 22 million people are directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture.

‘Gone in front of my eyes’: Bangladesh firefighter’s unit decimated by blast

09/06/2022

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Sri Lanka PM hints at opting for fuel rationing amid economic crisis

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Sri Lanka seeks $55 million loan from India for buying fertiliser

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