Sri Lanka leader warns hard times to follow IMF bailout – World

Sri Lanka’s president warned Wednesday of more economic pain to come for the crisis-hit nation, with strict austerity measures needed to restore its ruined finances after an IMF bailout deal. The International Monetary Fund approved […]

Trial date in NY civil fraud case ‘fixed’, judge tells Trump – World

NEW YORK: A judge on Tues­day rejected former US President Donald Trump’s bid to delay the scheduled Oct. 2 trial in state Attorney General Letitia James’ civil fraud lawsuit, calling the date “written in stone.” […]

FM Bilawal felicitates Iranian, Saudi counterparts on resumption of ties – World

In phone calls with his Saudi and Iranian counterparts, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday hailed the resumption of ties between the two countries and termed it a “harbinger for peace, prosperity and development […]

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka to get first tranche of IMF bailout funds in two days – World

Sri Lanka will get the first $330 million tranche of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout in the next two days, the global lender said on Tuesday, putting the onus on the cash-strapped country to […]

London police institutionally racist and sexist, major review finds – World

London’s Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself, an independent review said on Tuesday, heaping pressure on the Met’s new chief to reform Britain’s biggest police force. The review […]

North Korea holds drill ‘simulating N-counterattack’ – World

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led two days of military drills “simulating a nuclear counterattack”, including the launch of a ballistic missile, state media reported on Monday. Kim expressed satisfaction over the weekend […]