Pyongyang is accused of using stolen funds to support its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes to circumvent sanctions.
Bilateral relations between the UAE and Turkiye are on the mend as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans a visit to the UAE in February with a large delegation.
The Federal Reserve is prepared to accelerate planned interest rate hikes as the inflation rate soared to 7 percent.
With soaring energy prices, Russian gas exports to Europe have been in focus amid a standoff between Russia and the West over border tensions with Ukraine.
The poorest countries face $35 billion in debt service payments to official bilateral and private creditors, with over 40 percent of that due to China.
World Economic Forum warns that a digital shift propelled by the pandemic and a space race facilitated by falling costs for launch technology bring fresh challenges for the global economy.
President Rajapaksa made the request during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Colombo.
Protest demonstrations across the country over a gas price hike have caused the oil prices to go up amid fears of supply interruptions.
Severe winter weather and the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant have led to a sharp rise in infections, forcing several US airlines to cancel flights as pilots and crew quarantine.
Inflation unexpectedly hit 5 percent last month, a record high for the 19-country currency bloc as supply-chain bottlenecks curtailed the availability of consumer products.
Beijing rejects accusations that its lending system has pushed African countries into debt traps, saying the "narrative" is pushed by rivals with "ulterior motives."
The year 2021 saw 82 percent growth in crypto-related scams, says an analytical report of data group Chainalysis.
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