Does the Commonwealth have a future after Queen Elizabeth?

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth leaves after watching the Royal Windsor Horse Show Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Windsor Castle, in Windsor Britain, May 15, 2022. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year on the throne, there are questions about … Read more

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press May 22, 2022, 5:27 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order … Read more

Pakistan: Ousted PM Imran Khan calls for march on Islamabad | Politics News

Khan says he will never accept the new government and calls on his supporters to rally peacefully on Wednesday. Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called on his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for more than three and … Read more

This may be the most dangerous idea in American politics

CNN – An army of commentators have rightly condemned a belief called “replacement theory,” which a young White man cited before killing 10 people, most of them Black, Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Those who subscribe to the theory – many of them White conservatives – believe a secret group of elites … Read more

Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 20 (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS), a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tons, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on computer chips used in everything … Read more

Iran state TV airs footage of French couple accused of spying

DUBAI, May 17 (Reuters) – Iran’s state television on Tuesday showed what it described as details of the arrest of two French citizens earlier this month, saying they were spies who had sought to stir up unrest. Iran’s intelligence ministry had said on May 11 it had arrested two Europeans for allegedly fomenting “insecurity” in … Read more

No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka leader fails in parliament | Politics News

Ruling party defeats move to urgently debate the motion censuring President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the nation’s worst economic crisis. A move by Sri Lanka’s opposition parties to force a no-confidence motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in parliament has been blocked by the ruling party, an official said. MA Sumanthiran, a legislator from the opposition Tamil … Read more

Sri Lanka parliament reconvenes as PM warns of critical shortages | Politics News

Parliament meets for the first time since last week’s violence that saw Mahinda Rajapaksa resign as prime minister. Sri Lanka’s parliament has reconvened for the first time since violence flared last week and the prime minister quit, a day after the new prime minister warned that the country is in a precarious economic state and … Read more

Sri Lanka protesters burn politicians’ homes as country plunges further into chaos

Police in the island nation said Tuesday that in addition to the destroyed homes, 75 others have been damaged as angry Sri Lankans continue to defy a nationwide curfew to protest against what they say is the government mishandling of the country’s worst economic crisis since 1948. The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday ordered troops … Read more

Iran detains two Europeans for fomenting ‘social disorder’ -TV

DUBAI, May 11 (Reuters) – Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Wednesday it arrested two European nationals for allegedly fomenting “insecurity” in the country, state media reported, as EU pushes to revive Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The pair were accused of “organizing chaos and social disorder aimed at destabilizing (Iran)” in conjunction with foreign … Read more

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