World at Glance


  • Swedish PM faces no-confidence vote, what happens now?
    STOCKHOLM, June 18 – Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven looks headed for defeat in a no-confidence vote on Monday after the formerly communist Left Party withdrew its support over plans to ease rent controls on new-build housing. The motion of no-confidence was submitted to parliament on Thursday […]
  • Explainer: Mystery behind slump in India’s Adani Group company shares
    CHENNAI, June 18 – Shares of companies controlled by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani are set to record their biggest weekly losses ever. The six stocks cumulatively lost nearly 2 trillion Indian rupees ($26.98 billion) of value in four days through Thursday. THE FUNDS Indian newspaper Economic Times reported […]
  • EXCLUSIVE Pacific undersea cable project sinks after U.S. warns against Chinese bid
    Summary HMN Tech’s bid priced at more than 20% below rivals – sources World Bank said all bids deemed non-compliant U.S. warned Chinese firms posed a security threat Undersea cables emerged as sensitive area of Pacific diplomacy SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 18 – A World Bank-led project declined to award […]
  • Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner’s favor
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran voted Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic. State-linked opinion polling and analysts put hard-line judiciary chief […]
  • Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead
    WASHINGTON — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great, but it’s not […]

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