(Reuters) -Myanmar has appointed a new temporary head of its embassy in London, Britain's foreign ministry said on Friday, replacing the previous ambassador who was ousted after breaking ranks with the military government over its Feb. 1 coup. The selection of the new "charge d'affaires ad interim" did not require the consent of the British government, a foreign ministry spokesperson told Reuters, which first reported the move earlier on Friday. More than 900 people opposing the junta have been killed by security forces since the coup, drawing international condemnation and sanctions including from Britain.
They spent billions of dollars and two decades in a quest to get to space. But it was back to Earth with a bump for Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson as it turned out they may not officially qualify to become astronauts. On the very day that Mr Bezos blasted off the US government quietly tightened its rules, meaning the billionaires could miss out on the rare award of commercial astronaut wings. Mr Bezos, 57, the richest man on Earth, started his Blue Origin space company in 2000, and has been
Chemically called exenatide, the drug is an injectable suspension and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in 10-year to 18-year olds who have type-2 diabetes, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said. Type-2 diabetes is the most commonly occurring form of the condition where the body cannot properly use or make enough of the hormone insulin, to convert blood sugar into energy. The drug aims to help reduce blood sugar levels along with diet and exercise.
There was a "real prospect" that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented, a judge has ruled. Delivering his judgment at Belfast High Court, Mr Justice Horner urged both the British and Irish governments to investigate the atrocity in August 1998. It is necessary to examine whether a more "proactive" security approach against dissident republican terrorists in the lead-up to the attack might have thwarted it, he said.
Two Olympians have tested positive as the Tokyo Olympics got under way. Young dutch rower Finn Florijn saw his Olympics dream end after competing in the men's single sculls race. "I wasn't completely satisfied with my race, but I was hopeful to do better in the rematch," said Florijn, whose father was also an Olympic rower.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde tamed the biggest rebellion of her tenure this week through compromise, persuasion, attrition - and a bit of German help, six sources with direct knowledge of the discussion said. When the dust settled, only two out of 25 policymakers, the German and Belgian central bank governors, objected to the bank's new guidance on interest rates, which essentially promises unchanged or lower rates into the second half of the decade. But that outcome masks deep divisions, the sources said.