Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov. 14, clearing the way for a vote on his decision to sack the elected prime minister and replace him with wartime nationalist Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament till Nov. 16, a day after removing Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replacing him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in a surprise move that signals escalating political tensions in the South Asian nation.
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia’s public TV and radio broadcaster has come under fire for sacking four reporters last week who had signed an open letter warning of creeping political pressure in state media.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must “fast-track” the impeachment of the nation’s top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is one of several high-profile critics who have found themselves in legal trouble after battling with Duterte over his deadly anti-drug crackdown. “I’m putting you (Sereno) on notice that I am now your enemy and you have to be out of the Supreme Court,” Duterte told reporters before flying to China for an economic forum.
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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied on Thursday, calling for the ousting of the police chief, in one of the largest demonstrations since protests started last month over the murder of an investigative journalist.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday a dismissal of the chief of the anti-corruption prosecutors was “increasingly farther away”, as the agency’s annual report showed more than 700 officials had been convicted of graft.
Indian scientist’s sacking spotlights sexual harassment
Indian scientist’s sacking spotlights sexual harassment , Published online: 28 February 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02249-x
Scientists hope dismissal will motivate other academic institutions to deal with harassment fairly and fearlessly.