Sri Lanka imposes curfew as economic protests turn violent

Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst economic crisis in decades turned violent, an official said. Hundreds of protesters gathered near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private residence in a Colombo suburb late on Thursday and… Read More Sri Lanka imposes curfew as economic protests turn violent

International Criminal Court to open office in Venezuela

International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan said on Thursday during a visit to Venezuelan capital Caracas that the court will open an office there, amid a preliminary investigation into alleged human rights violations by officials. Khan, who appearing on state television with President Nicolas Maduro, said his three-day visit to the South American country had… Read More International Criminal Court to open office in Venezuela

Russian President Vladimir Putin demands foreign clients pay for gas supply in local rouble currency

Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday or else have their supplies cut, a move European capitals rejected and which Germany said amounted to “blackmail”. Putin’s decree on Thursday leaves Europe facing the prospect of losing more than a third of its gas supply. Germany, the… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin demands foreign clients pay for gas supply in local rouble currency