G20 Ministers call for continued Covid spending

Finance Ministers and central bank governors from the world’s largest economies have agreed on continued financial backing for countries struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic as long as required , said the co-chair of a virtual G20 summit. Continue Reading

Ex-SL beauty queen arrested after pageant fiasco

Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year’s winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl on stage, has been arrested over the incident, local media reported on Thursday. Continue Reading

Philippines suspends AstraZeneca jab for people under 60

The Philippines on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 for those younger than 60 years of age following reports of rare blood clots in some recipients. Continue Reading

US urges India, Pakistan to hold table talks

The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to normalise relations. Continue Reading

Arctic militarily important for Russia: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin considers military presence in the Arctic as an absolutely necessary element of the country’s military construction, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Continue Reading