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EU renewed LTTE as a terrorist outfit

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) continues to be listed as a terrorist group in the EU’s renewed terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions.

January 14, 2020


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Sri Lanka Urges Middle East to Maintain Peace

Foreign Relations Ministry states today that the Government is deeply concerned about growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.

January 07, 2020


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Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka an ‘utterly barbaric’ attack – Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales denounced the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as an “utterly barbaric attack”, as he attended a Tamil Christian church service.

December 21, 2019


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Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining'

Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December.

November 27, 2019


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Hong Kong protests: Man dies after being hit 'by hard object' during protests

A 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.

November 15, 2019


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Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

November 06, 2019


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Huge wildfire advances across Brazil's wetlands

A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.

November 01, 2019


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Argentina election: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.

October 28, 2019


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Turkey Syria offensive: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal

The US is lifting sanctions imposed on Turkey nine days ago over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, President Donald Trump says.

October 24, 2019


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Naruhito: Japan's emperor to ascend throne in ritual-bound ceremony

Japan's Emperor Naruhito is set to formally ascend the throne in an elaborate ceremony on Tuesday.

October 22, 2019