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Why is trouble brewing in Sri Lanka's tea industry?

With Sri Lanka in the throes of its worst ever economic crisis, its prosperous tea industry has taken a hit, with exports dropping drastically. The island nation's ongoing financial and political...

China, India vie for influence in Sri Lanka amid economic turmoil

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing the worst economic turmoil in its independent history, staring at surging inflation, staggering levels of debt and empty foreign exchange reserves, resulting in cri...

Sri Lanka: Can the new president bring stability to the country?

The unprecedented political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka in the past few months culminated in the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stepping in a...

How has Sri Lanka's economic crisis impacted its Tamil minority?

Sri Lanka's economic and political crisis has reached a breaking point in recent weeks, with the island nation facing severe shortages of essential supplies and fuel. Thousands of Sri Lankans too...

Rajapaksa: The rise and fall of Sri Lanka's powerful political dynasty

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled Sri Lanka on Wednesday, hours before he was expected to resign following the crippling economic and political crisis that has engulfed the island nation over the past...

Sri Lankan president flees the country amid economic crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The president of Sri Lanka fled the country early Wednesday, days after protesters stormed his home and office and the official residence of his prime minister amid a t...

U.S.-China tensions, Kiribati's shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting

Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday for t...

What's next? Huge challenges await Sri Lanka's new leadership

Sri Lanka finds itself in the midst of an intense political and economic crisis after tens of thousands of protesters stormed the residences of the nation's president and prime minister over the w...

In Nagasaki, Germany's Annalena Baerbock calls for world without nuclear weapons

Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrived in the Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday, following her attendance at the G20 summit in Indonesia on Friday and a brief stop in the Pacific I...

Protesters storm Sri Lankan president's Colombo residence

Tens of thousands of protesters demanding Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the government's resignation stormed his official residence on Saturday. Rajapaksa was moved to a safer area,...

Sri Lanka is 'bankrupt,' says PM Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka is bankrupt and its unprecedented economic crisis is set to last until at least the end of next year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday. Wickremesi...

Sri Lanka's economic crisis is driving people to flee the country in desperation

Sri Lanka's economic crisis is worsening, and the daily lives of people living in the small island nation have been severely disrupted. Due to rising prices of essential items, as well as fuel and...

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spre...

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation's economic collaps...

Sri Lanka suspends non-essential fuel supply amid shortages

The Sri Lankan government will ration the supply of fuel to essential services such as transport, health and food deliveries for two weeks from Tuesday, it announced on Monday. "From midnight to...