North Korea’s suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population. The country is also trying to prevent its fragile economy from deteriorating further, but the … Read more

Sri Lanka down to its last day of petrol, warns new PM | Business and Economy News

Sri Lanka down to its last day of petrol, warns new PM |  Business and Economy News

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed prime minister has said that the cash-strapped island nation has run out of petrol stock, as he said the country desperately needed to secure $75m in foreign exchange in the next few days to pay for essential imports, including medicine. “We have run out of petrol … At the moment, we … Read more

Sri Lankan president to appoint new PM, cabinet this week | Politics News

Sri Lankan president to appoint new PM, cabinet this week |  Politics News

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will appoint a new prime minister and cabinet this week, after his elder brother and former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned following deadly violence in the country. The new prime minister and cabinet will command a majority in the 225-seat parliament, Rajapaksa said, adding he will bring constitutional … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more