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Sri Lanka’s new president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected president last month in a landslide, issued a proclamation overnight proroguing the legislature and said a new session will begin ...

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Masatsugu Asakawa elected as ADB new president

Masatsugu Asakawa has been unanimously elected as the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its board of governors. Mr Asakawa, 61, special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also the finance minister, will assume office as ADB’s 10th President on Jan. 17, 2020. He will ...

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Germany elects ‘anti-Trump’ Frank Steinmeier as new president

BERLIN: Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of ...

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