Live updates: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned, Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardenaon officially announced on Friday, after a week of dramatic developments and massive protests against the government for mismanaging the economy that bankrupted the country. The 73-year-old leader emailed his resignation letter to the president on Thursday shortly after being allowed by Singapore to enter the city-state for a “private visit”.

Rishi Sunak won the Conservative leadership run-off on Thursday with 101 votes – the most of any candidate to date – tightening his grip on the race to replace Boris Johnson as party leader and Premier British minister. Five candidates now remain in the Tory leadership race after Suella Braverman, the Indian-born attorney general in the fray, was knocked out of the shortlist with the fewest votes at 27.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation recommending an India-specific waiver under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), deepening defense ties between the two democracies and helping to deter aggressors like China.