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The politics of a plot to kill Sri Lanka’s president

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena prays during a special party convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka […]

Fearing ‘Act IV’ of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

PARIS (Reuters) – France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs. With protesters from the “yellow vest” movement calling on social media for “Act IV” – a fourth […]