Month: April 2022

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, explained – Vox.com

After a month of intense civilian-led protests over Sri Lanka’s deteriorating economy, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to appoint a new council on Friday to lead the formation of an interim government. The resolution would create a coalition made up of all parties in Parliament and would remove the grip of the Rajapaksa family dynasty currently …

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UK pol Neil Parish resigns, admits he sought ‘tractor porn’ in House of Commons – New York Post

Neil Parish, the Tory member of Parliament who said he accidentally opened “tractor porn” on his cellphone in the House of Commons, resigned his seat Saturday and admitted that he had deliberately viewed the racy videos in the chamber. The 65-year-old conservative legislator had a “moment of madness,” he said, when he looked up X-rated …

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Disney Communications Chief Steps Down After Florida Debacle – The Epoch Times

One of the masterminds from Walt Disney Company behind the ongoing battle with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Parental Rights Bill is stepping down. Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer of the company, is leaving, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in a memo to staffers on Friday. “I am writing to share the …

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Vikings draft tracker: All of their 2022 selections here – St. Paul Pioneer Press

VIKINGS DRAFT TRACKER A look at the Vikings’ selections in the 2022 NFL draft: FIRST ROUND No. 32: Lewis Cine, safety, Georgia A hard hitter, an energetic player and a good tackler who could start as a rookie. SECOND ROUND No. 42: Andrew Booth Jr., cornerback, Clemson Has great potential, and might have been a …

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New gas pipeline boosts Europe’s bid to ease Russian supply – The Associated Press – en Español

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Mountainous and remote, the Greek-Bulgaria border once formed the southern corner of the Iron Curtain. Today, it’s where the European Union is redrawing the region’s energy map to ease its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. A new pipeline — built during the COVID-19 pandemic, tested and due to start commercial …

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Russia knocks out Odesa runway, Zelenskiy says it will be rebuilt – Reuters

April 30 (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike on Saturday knocked out the newly-constructed runway at the main airport in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, a strategic Black Sea port, military and civilian officials said. “The Odesa airport runway was destroyed. We will, of course, rebuild it. But Odesa will never forget Russia’s behaviour towards …

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Russian soldiers intercepted call: Storm of Dnipropetrovsk Region imminent, aviation reinforcement has arrived – Yahoo News

Alyona Mazurenko – Saturday, 30 April 2022, 20:12 In a new intercepted call, a Russian soldier tells his wife about Russian plans to storm the Dnipropetrovsk Region and admits to looting. Source: Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Details: Ukrainian intelligence reports that the name of the soldier whose call was …

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Kyiv police find three bound men they say were executed by Russian occupiers – Reuters

Forensic technicians exhume the bodies of civilians who Ukrainian officials say were killed during Russia’s invasion and then buried in a mass grave in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Volodymyr Petrov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Ukrainian police said on …

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Hollywood’s Jolie makes surprise visit to war-torn Ukraine – The Associated Press

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor said on Telegram. According to Maksym Kozytskyy, Jolie — who has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011 — had come to speak with displaced …

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events on day 66 – Al Jazeera English

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 66th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Saturday, April 30. Get the latest updates here. Fighting Russia has been attacking the entire Donetsk front in the east with rockets, artillery, mortar bombs and aircraft to prevent the Ukrainians …

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