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Sri Lanka opposition, protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign

Sri Lanka's main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday in rejecting the appointment of a new prime minister, and insisted the president resign because of the country's disastrous economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed veteran opposition politician Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister late on Thursday, but the comments signalled …

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Emirates passengers can soon experience airline services in metaverse

Emirates airline passengers can soon try and experience airline services including selecting a seat, shopping for duty-free products, touring the airport or even exploring hotel rooms in the metaverse. Adel Al Redha, Emirates' chief operating officer, gave a preview of the impending technological changes while speaking to the media on …

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Putin says sanctions hurting West more than Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries are being more affected by sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine than Russia is. Putin was also quoted last month saying Western countries had scored an own goal by imposing sanctions against Russia over Ukraine which he said had led to …

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China experiencing ‘deja vu’ effect in COVID-19 pandemic

While China seems to have defeated the coronavirus for a long time thanks to the success of quarantine measures in Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first detected, highly contagious delta and omicron variants leading to outbreaks have made the compelling measures permanent. Mass virus tests, curfews, travel restrictions, and quarantine measures …

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NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials said, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance. NATO allies expect Finland and Sweden to be granted membership quickly, five diplomats and …

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