A number of events ranging from the crisis in Sri Lanka which is getting more and more chaotic until the development of the invasion Russia to Ukraine enliven the international news on Wednesday (11/5).
Here’s a flash of yesterday’s international news.
Sri Lankan President Turns His Ears Off Pressure to Resign during Crisis
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resisted calls to resign amid the economic crisis. However, he promised to give up most of his executive powers.
In his first speech since a string of demonstrations calling for him to step down, he said he would announce a unity government in the coming days.
US: China Builds Military Power to Conquer Taiwan
US intelligence believes China is trying to build a military force capable of taking over and controlling Taiwan.
“On our watch [China] is working hard to effectively position the military in order to take control of Taiwan despite our intervention,” US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said Tuesday.
China Removes Criticism of WHO Director General About Zero-Covid Strategy from Social Media
China removed comments from the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, regarding the zero-Covid strategy from various social media networks.
Reuters reported that the Bamboo Curtain Country deleted the comments shortly after the UN social media account in China posted Ghebreyesus’s statement on Wednesday (11/5) morning.
The UN social media released Ghebreyesus’ statement delivered at the conference the day before.
4 Russian Governors Resign Due to Flood Sanctions Invasion of Ukraine
Four governors in Russia’s regions resigned on Tuesday, May 10, as the country was being inundated with sanctions due to the invasion of Ukraine.
The governors of the Tomsk, Saratov, Kirov and Mari El regions announced their immediate resignation. Meanwhile, the governor of Ryazan said he would not run for the next term.