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In Srilanka
April 22, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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The re-authorized US generalized scheme of preferences will be reinstated for Sri Lanka today. The renewed US GSP Scheme will be valid until 31 December 2020. The GSP facility that was granted for several countries including Sri Lanka expired on the 31st of December. US President Donald Trump re-auth...
In Srilanka
April 21, 2018 10:35 am gmt |
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The annual US human rights report noted that the Sri Lankan Government has made limited progress toward establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms.  The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 made public by Acting US Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, noted that there were ...
In Uncategorized
April 10, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a party meeting on Monday (April 9) where he analysed the future outcome of dialogue with the United States and development of inter-Korean relations ahead of a summit with South Korea on April 27, the North’s official news agency KCNA reported. In North ...
In Latest Stories
April 7, 2018 11:24 am gmt |
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The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and 17 senior government officials, accusing them of “malign activity around the globe”. Twelve companies owned by the oligarchs, the state arms exporter and a bank are also sanctioned. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the pena...
In Latest Stories
April 1, 2018 6:40 am gmt |
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Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has accused the UK and US of seeking to stop her country hosting this summer’s World Cup. Speaking in a lengthy interview with a Russian TV channel, she said their “main aim” was to “take the World Cup out of Russia”. ...
In World
March 22, 2018 10:00 am gmt |
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On his first trip to New Zealand, former U.S. President Barack Obama received a traditional Maori welcome ceremony at government house in Auckland on Thursday (March 22). Following the ceremony, Obama and New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern held a private meeting, discussing issues around clim...
In Technology
March 22, 2018 7:58 am gmt |
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BMW will not change its strategy on autonomous vehicle testing despite the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car during tests by ride-hailing firm Uber, senior executives said on March 21. The German carmaker added it would double the size of its autonomous vehicle testing fleet to aroun...
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March 12, 2018 10:22 am gmt |
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A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued. The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, D...
In Srilanka
March 6, 2018 11:05 am gmt |
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Stephen Renna, Director of the Advocacy Center at the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently met with government leaders and U.S. companies in Colombo to discuss opportunities to increase U.S. exports to Sri Lanka. “The United States is eager to expand open, fair and reciprocal trade,” stated Stephen ...
In Canada
March 5, 2018 8:47 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that the U.S. tariff proposals on steel and aluminum imports would be “unacceptable” to his country. The U.S. government announced the proposals on Thursday that steel import be slapped with a 25-percent tariff and aluminum with a 10-perc...
In Latest Stories
February 10, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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All public schools were closed and nearly 1,300 flights canceled in the third biggest U.S. city of Chicago Friday as severe winter storm hit the lower Great Lakes region. The winter storm, which started Thursday night, had brought around 30 centimeters of snow accumulation to some areas in Chicago by...
In Canada
February 8, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Canada “might very well be better off” not signing up to an updated version of the NAFTA trade pact rather than accepting a bad deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday (February 7). Trudeau, speaking at the University of Chicago, said in a televised address he expec...
In Latest Stories
February 1, 2018 11:26 am gmt |
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February 4th marks the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence.  It also marks the70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka.  In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months. ...
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January 26, 2018 4:00 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump had dinner with some of the most powerful business executives in Europe on Thursday (January 25), his first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump attributed his first major legislative victory of U.S. tax reform as one of the reasons businesses are i...
In Latest Stories
January 23, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US. It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the ...
In Technology
January 22, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election. The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the US who followed one of these accounts ...
In Britain
January 22, 2018 5:19 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in London on Sunday (January 21) for the UK leg of a Europe trip that will also include Paris and where Iran will reportedly “dominate” many discussions, and aid said. With President Donald Trump warning of a last chance for “the worst de...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday urged the United States to respect Jerusalem’s historical status quo and called on Washington to get back on the right track in order to help push forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The king was holding talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mik...
In World
January 21, 2018 4:08 am gmt |
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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were holding rare weekend sessions on Saturday (January 20) after lawmakers failed to pass a short term budget resolution, forcing the federal government into a shutdown overnight. At issue were Democrat’s demands to include cer...