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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka just days from running out of fuel

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka just days from running out of fuel

Sri Lanka expects to run out of fuel in days, prompting the government to close schools in Colombo and order government employees to work from home, while troops handed tokens to people lining up for petrol to keep their places in the queue.

US says G7 closing in on Russian oil price caps

US says G7 closing in on Russian oil price caps

The United States said Monday that the G7 is closing in on a plan to force a lower price for Russian oil in what would be a major escalation of the campaign to punish the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine.

Peru facing fourth wave of Covid-19: government

Peru facing fourth wave of Covid-19: government

Peru's government on Sunday declared that a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections had begun to hit the country, which has one of the highest mortality rates from the virus in the world.

'Elvis' puts the King back in spotlight in N.American theaters

'Elvis' puts the King back in spotlight in N.American theaters

Baz Luhrmann's rock'n'roll biopic "Elvis" hip-swiveled to the top of the box office on its opening weekend in North America, taking in an estimated $30.5 million in a rare tie with "Top Gun: Maverick," industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

Japan swelters as heatwave prompts power crunch warning

Japan swelters as heatwave prompts power crunch warning

Japan's government warned Monday of a power crunch as extreme heat hits the country, with temperature records toppling and Tokyo's rainy season declared over at the earliest date on record.

Fairytale venue with dark past for G7 summit in Germany

Fairytale venue with dark past for G7 summit in Germany

G7 leaders convened yesterday in a quintessentially German venue handpicked by former chancellor Angela Merkel and recycled by her successor Olaf Scholz — a luxury hotel with a fairy-tale setting and a tumultuous past.

Bankrupt Lanka seeks discounted Russian oil

Bankrupt Lanka seeks discounted Russian oil

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka yesterday announced sending ministers to Russia and Qatar to try and secure cheap oil a day after the government said it had all but run out of fuel.

21 teenagers die in South Africa

21 teenagers die in South Africa

At least 21 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died at the weekend after a night out at a township tavern in South Africa, in a tragedy whose cause remains unclear.

G7 opens summit with gold export ban on Russia

G7 opens summit with gold export ban on Russia

World powers on Sunday agreed to ban gold exports from Russia, at a G7 meeting designed to take fresh concerted action to deplete Moscow's war chest.

At least 22 young people die in South African tavern

At least 22 young people die in South African tavern

South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.

Bankrupt Sri Lanka seeks discounted Russian oil

Bankrupt Sri Lanka seeks discounted Russian oil

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Sunday announced sending ministers to Russia and Qatar to try and secure cheap oil a day after the government said it had all but run out of fuel.

New Somalia PM gets unanimous endorsement

New Somalia PM gets unanimous endorsement

Somalia’s parliament yesterday unanimously endorsed Hamza Abdi Barre as new prime minister, paving the way for the creation of a new government for the fragile Horn of Africa nation.

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