Sri Lanka Suspends Fuel Sales For Two Weeks

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Cash-strapped Sri Lanka announced a two-week halt to all fuel sales except for essential services Monday and appealed to the private sector to let employees work from home after running out of supplies. “From midnight today, no fuel will … Read more

Louisiana judge temporarily blocks ‘trigger’ abortion ban | Health News

A Louisiana judge has temporarily blocked the southern US state from enforcing laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the United States Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision last week. Louisiana is one 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely restrict abortions once Roe, which … Read more

3 reasons why Shubman Gill shouldn’t open the innings

India are set to face off against England in Birmingham for the fifth Test of the incomplete Test series from last year. The match was postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. A lot has changed since the fourth Test last summer, with Rohit Sharma now leading the Indian team and Ben Stokes … Read more

Russia appears to default. Here’s why Putin won’t recognize it : NPR

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the head of Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Yury Chikhanchin, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption toggle caption Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the head of Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, … Read more

Explainer: G7 provides forum for like-minded democracies

ELMAU (GERMANY): In 1975, leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies gathered to deal with an energy crisis sparked by a war and rampant inflation. Those same sore points are bedeviling their successors representing 46% of the global economy at this week’s Group of Seven summit, with high consumer and energy prices threatening to trigger recessions … Read more