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India can bail out Sri Lanka: Economist

India can bail out Sri Lanka: Economist
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Colombo, July 5 (UNI) India has the clout to bail out Sri Lanka out of the present crisis but Colombo will need
20-25 billion worth of funds in the next three years to put its tottering economy back on some decent footing and to restart growth, an economist said in comments published on Tuesday.
"As China is in dilemma while the rest of the world has qualms over helping Sri Lanka, India could deepen its role in bailing out its debt-strangled neighbour by giving the leadership for a proposed donor consortium," the Daily Mirror quoted Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja as saying.

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Tension between pro-government forces flares up in Yemen

12 Aug 2022 | 11:44 PM

Aden, Yemen, Aug 12 (UNI) Tension between units of the Yemeni government forces flared up on Friday as the newly-formed Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) insisted on removing rebellious security officers from their positions in the oil-rich province of Shabwa, an official told Xinhua.

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Finland, Estonia plan to create common missile defense system

12 Aug 2022 | 10:59 PM

Helsinki, August 12 (UNI) Tallinn and Helsinki are negotiating the creation of a common missile defense system, Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur said on Friday.

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Salman Rushdie attacked in New York

Salman Rushdie attacked in New York

12 Aug 2022 | 10:24 PM

New York, August 12 (UNI) Renowned author Salman Rushdie, who facing death threats for years after writing 'The Satanic Verses', has been attacked on stage during an event of the Chautauqua Institution in New York, police said.

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Xi planning  to meet Biden in November : Reports

Xi planning to meet Biden in November : Reports

12 Aug 2022 | 9:58 PM

Washington, August 12 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to meet face-to-face with US President Joe Biden in Southeast Asia in November, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.

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Russia plans referendum in Ukraine to annex territories : US

12 Aug 2022 | 9:53 PM

Washington, August 12 (UNI) The US government has collected intelligence that confirms Russia is planning to hold a referendum in several regions in Ukraine in order to acquire those territories, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Friday.

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