DETROIT, May 14: Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.

May 13: The United Arab Emirates’ long-ailing ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan, died Friday, the government’s state-run news agency announced in a brief statement. He was 73.

KYIV, Ukraine, May 13: Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.

COVID claims 1 million U.S. lives

Published On: May 12, 2022 08:34 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK, May 12: The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it.

Four Russian governors resign as sanctions bite

Published On: May 11, 2022 08:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

May 11: Four Russian regional governors resigned on Tuesday as the country braces for the impact of economic sanctions.

Sri Lanka's Colombo calm after clashes that killed five

Published On: May 10, 2022 11:54 AM NPT By: Reuters

COLOMBO, May 10: Streets were calm on Tuesday in the Sri Lankan commercial capital of Colombo, following a day of clashes that killed five people and injured more than 200, police said, in violence that prompted Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign.

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 10: Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country’s biggest patriotic holiday Monday without a major new battlefield success in Ukraine to boast of, as the war ground on through its 11th week with the Kremlin’s forces making little or no progress in their offensive.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday amid continuing anti-government protests against its failure to tackle economic crisis.

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9: About 60 people were feared dead after a bomb struck a school in eastern Ukraine, authorities said, while Russian President Vladimir Putin prepared to lead celebrations on Monday marking the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.

KYIV, May 8: All women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said on Saturday, after a week-long effort rescued hundreds of people during an ongoing Russian assault at the plant.