Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers’ salaries to hinder disputed PM

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday voted to halt payment of ministers’ salaries and travel expenses, but it remained unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa whose ministers boycotted the vote. FILE PHOTO: Empty seats of parliament members, who back newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

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PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday following a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month’s deadly wildfire in northern California. Employees of Pacific Gas & Electric […]

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U.S. prosecutors get indictment against Wikileaks founder Assange: court document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose website published thousands of classified U.S. government documents, a U.S. federal court document showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil […]

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