Politics

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Sri Lanka appoints new PM amid ongoing crisis
On Thursday, Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. This term will be Wickremesinghe's sixth term as Prime Minister of the country, coming amid a time of escalating political and economic crises.
 
Al-Jazeera reporter shot dead during Israeli raid in West Bank
On Wednesday morning, Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera journalist, was shot dead while covering an Israeli military raid. Shireen Abu Akleh had been covering a raid in the city of Jenin on the West Bank at the time.
 
UK signs pacts pledging to defend Sweden and Finland in the advent of an attack
The UK has agreed on mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, effectively agreeing to come to their aid should either nation come under attack. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited both countries to sign the deals amid debate about joining NATO.
 
Sri Lanka has granted emergency powers to police in attempt to quell violence
Sri Lanka granted its military and police emergency powers, effectively enabling them to detain people without warrants. Riots followed nationwide shortages of fuel, food, and medicine, bringing thousands of protesters out to the streets of Sri Lanka.
 
Yoon Suk-yeol inaugurated as South Korea’s new President
On Tuesday, Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated as South Korea's president and promised a harder line on North Korea and closer ties with the United States. Yoon, 61, won a tight election in March, less than a year after entering politics following a 26-year career as a prosecutor.
 
Philippines’ Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wins presidential election
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of the ousted late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has won the country's presidential elections as per early results, with over 90% of the vote counted. Marcos Sr. and his family fled into exile in Hawaii in 1986 during the "People Power Revolution" that ended his autocratic 20-year rule. Marcos Sr. died in exile in 1989.
 
Vladimir Putin addresses military parade in Red Square
Russia's President Vladimir Putin addressed Russian troops at the annual Victory Day military parade in Moscow's Red Square, an event commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany. Putin again defended Russia's military actions in Ukraine, blaming Kyiv and the West for the ongoing conflict. Putin alleged that the West was preparing to invade Russian land, adding that their military campaign in Ukraine was a necessary pre-emptive response to Western policies.
 
Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday amid violent protests as the island nation faces its worst economic crisis since gaining independence. According to Sri Lanka's Constitution, the Cabinet stands dissolved due to the Prime Minister's resignation.
 
All civilians evacuated from Azovstal steel plant
According to officials, the last remaining civilians trapped in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol have now been rescued. The Ukrainian fighters still present at the besieged Azovstal steel plant have vowed to fight till the end.
 
John Lee elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive
On Sunday, an election committee comprising a majority of pro-Beijing members elected John Lee as Hong Kong's next Chief Executive. Lee secured 1,416 votes in the uncontested election, far exceeding the 751 votes required to win. Eight individuals voted to "not support" him.