Mumbai’s Dabbawalas Share ‘Close Relationship with Royal Family’, Mourn the Demise of Queen Elizabeth II

As condolences and tributes poured in from across the world for the late Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, an unlikely group of mourners emerged in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Association on Friday mourned the loss of the Queen, adding that the city’s dabbawalas shared a close relationship with the Royal Family since the then-Prince … Read more

Citigroup to close Russian consumer, commercial business

The closure will affect about 2,300 of Citi’s 3,000 employees in Russia across 15 branches, the bank says. The exit will affect deposit accounts, investments, loans and cards. (Reuters) Wall Street giant Citigroup Inc will close its consumer and commercial banking businesses in Russia starting this quarter and expects to incur about $170 million in … Read more

Russian Schools to Close in Ukraine Border Regions – Governor

Russian schools near the border with Ukraine will not reopen for the new academic year amid the threat of cross-border attacks, the head of Russia’s Belgorod region said Wednesday. At least four Russian border regions including Belgorod had canceled school and grounded flights in the days after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. A number … Read more

Türkiye condemns Greece’s decision to close more Turkish minority schools

Recent decisions violate the Turkish minority’s right to establish, manage and inspect their own schools, says the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Tanju Bilgic, urged Greece to put an end to its discriminatory policies toward Turkish minority schools year after year. (AA) Türkiye has condemned Greece’s decision of closing four more primary schools … Read more

North Korea claims close to end of Covid crisis amid fresh surge in Asia

The World Health Organization has cast doubts on North Korea’s reports, saying last month it believed the situation was getting worse, not better, amid an absence of independent data. Daily new cases of fever in North Korea reported by KCNA have been declining since the country first acknowledged in mid-May that it was battling an … Read more

European stock markets close Friday higher except for Spain

ANKARA European stock exchanges closed higher on Friday, except for Spain. The STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, was up by 2.11 points, or 0.51%, to finish the day at 417.12. The UK’s FTSE 100 rose 7.16 points, or 0.1%, to close at … Read more