Truss says ‘sorry’ for her mistakes, but won’t quit
LONDON: Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss apologised for “mistakes” in her programme that caused investor confidence to evaporate and her poll ratings to plunge, but said she would not step down. “I do want to accept responsibility and say sorry for the mistakes that have been made,” Truss told the BBC. “I wanted to act but to help people with their energy bills to deal with the issue of high taxes, but we went too far and too fast.”
China determined on Taiwan, says Jinping
BEIJING: In his opening address to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping focused on two of China’s most sensitive security and sovereignty issues – in relation to Hong Kong and Taiwan. He said China waged a major struggle against Taiwan separatism and is determined and able to oppose territorial integrity. Xi also lauded Hong Kong’s transition from “chaos to governance.”
In Egypt, EAM discusses Ukraine and Indo-Pacific
CAIRO: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on October 15 and the two leaders discussed regional developments and exchanged views on the Ukraine conflict and the Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar was in Egypt on a twoday visit at the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart Shoukry. He said India and Egypt’s cooperation in multilateral forums remains robust and welcomed Egyptian participation in the G20 next year.
Gambia deaths: India asks for more details
GENEVA: India’s Drug Controller General has written to the World Health Organisation seeking more details as to the causal relationship between the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia with the cough syrups manufactured in India by Maiden Pharmaceuticals. The body said it had shut production in the manufacturing units of the company days after WHO blamed the deaths on the syrups that were later allegedly found to contain banned substances.