Expect China-style development for Sri Lanka: Gotabaya

Chinese delegation is in Colombo; both sides agree to revive FTA negotiations. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday said he was targeting a China-style development model for Sri Lanka, even as he sought greater investment and a larger market from the Asian giant. Following his meeting with a high-level delegation from …

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After Quad meet, China slams ‘closed and exclusive cliques’

China’s State media has been particularly critical of Mr. Pompeo, and highlighted the fact that he was the only one among the four ministers to directly mention China. China on Friday said it was opposed to “organising closed and exclusive cliques”, underlining its wary response to this week’s ministerial meeting …

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize 2020

The World Food Programme, a United Nations body, is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security The World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 on October 9. The World Food Programme, a United Nations body, is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and …

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Waymo opens driverless robo-taxi service to the public in Phoenix

Waymo chief John Krafcik said during a conference call that the company for now will offer only rides in driverless cars. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Waymo on Thursday will relaunch and expand its …

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Brazil strains at quarantine as coronavirus cases pass 5 million

Dozens of people converged on the cobblestone streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro for its traditional Pedra do Sal samba party — the first since the coronavirus pandemic began – and it seemed Brazil was returning to normal. Among those dancing Monday were Luana Jatobŕ and two friends, all of …

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U.S. Presidential election 2020 | Donald Trump says no to virtual debate with Joe Biden

The Commission on Presidential Debates said Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden will appear from remote locations, while voters and the moderator will ask them questions from the original debate site in Miami. President Donald Trump vowed Thursday not to participate in next week’s debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden …

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Democrats flay Trump for announcing new curbs on H-1B visas sans public scrutiny

In a move which will affect thousands of Indian IT professionals, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday announced the interim final rule The Democratic Party has criticised President Donald Trump for announcing “sweeping changes” to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme in decades without public scrutiny, saying it is …

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Russian sea pollution forms massive moving slick

The Russian branch of Greenpeace has described the situation as an “ecological disaster” Suspected toxic waste pollution off Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula that caused the mass deaths of marine animals has formed a moving slick stretching 40 kilometres along the Pacific coastline, researchers said Thursday. The Far Eastern Federal University said …

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Facebook bans militarised calls for poll watching but won’t pull ‘Army for Trump’ video

The world’s biggest social network is scrambling to adjust its rules for the November 3 vote, despite saying last month that it had set its final policies Facebook Inc on Wednesday banned calls for poll watching that use “militarised language,” as it tightened a slew of restrictions ahead of U.S. …

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