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Boris Johnson under pressure after UK election defeats
Boris Johnson's Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a new blow to Britain's prime minister who then lost a close ally with the surprise resignation of his party's chairman and faced renewed calls to quit.
Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet
Leaders of Commonwealth nations met in Rwanda’s capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks
The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
Japan's May consumer inflation tops BOJ target for 2nd straight month
Japan's annual core consumer inflation topped the central bank's target for a second straight month in May, data showed on Friday, highlighting the intensifying pressure on the country's fragile economy from soaring global raw material c...
UK economy 'running on empty' as recession signals mount - PMI
Britain's economy is showing signs of stalling as high inflation hits new orders and businesses report levels of concern that normally herald a recession, a closely watched industry survey showed on Thursday.
UK consumer gloom hits record as economic misery mounts - GfK
Confidence levels among Britain's consumers sank to a new record low this month as households struggled with the accelerating cost of living and faced the prospect of months of strikes, a survey showed on Friday.
The young Singaporeans striking out on their own
Most young, single Singaporeans live with their parents. But some are moving into their own places as social norms evolve.
Vienna returns as world's 'most liveable city'
The Austrian capital Vienna has made a comeback as the world's most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday.
We Are Facing A New Wave Of Covid: France's Vaccination Chief
Other European countries, especially Portugal, are also seeing an increase, due two new Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5
Tesla and Twitter on Musk’s agenda at Qatar Economic Forum
Delegates at the economic forum discussed diversifying economies, while Musk gave updates on Twitter acquisition.
‘Militarized approach’ to policing protests increases risk of violence
Civic space is shrinking, together with a rise in human rights violations during peaceful protests worldwide, while governments adopt an increasingly militarized approach to policing demonstrations, said an independent UN human rights ex...
The case for turning off your Zoom camera
Bosses want video call cameras on. But workers may have a strong argument against appearing on screen when they don’t want to.
Covid vaccines for kids under 5 are nearly here. Here’s what you need to know.
Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will soon be available for all kids older than 6 months.
Big crowds take to London streets to protest soaring costs. “We want food, stop financing war”
Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in a protest over the soaring cost of living in Britain. “We want food, stop financing war”, is the main motto against Johnson’s government priorities to finance others inst...
From Australia to India, massive passenger demand sparks travel chaos
As borders reopen, travel has sprang back with such voracity that it’s resulted in an unprecedented labour crunch for the aviation industry.
‘A crisis’: The US tampon shortage, explained
People who need menstrual products are struggling amid a shortage of tampons in the US. What exactly is going on?
Egg freezing: The pandemic made me think about fertility
Until recently, Lynsey Beckett was not overly concerned about her fertility. But in April 2022, she froze some of her eggs.
‘Oh my God, buy it!’ China’s livestream shopping stars risk being censored
Online sales stars enjoy huge influence but can fall foul of the authorities and vanish from the retail multiverse
Biden says Americans are ‘really, really down’ in rare one-on-one interview
President makes remark in Associated Press interview as approval ratings dip below 40% in recent public opinion polls
Biden says Americans 'really, really down'
In a rare interview, President Joe Biden has said Americans are "really, really down" as they grapple with soaring inflation after two years of a pandemic.
WTO ministers reach deals on fisheries, food, COVID vaccines
After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed at protecting stocks of ocean fish, broadening production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improving...
Trump’s Pressure Campaign Against Pence on January 6th Revealed
The FDA approves COVID-19 vaccines for children under five, Dr. Fauci tests positive for the virus, the January 6th hearings reveal unknown threats to Mike Pence, Pakistan faces a tea shortage, and Sweden finds a sexy way to encourage ci...
ExxonMobil hits back after Biden threatens energy producers
President Biden as been under increasing pressure to use executive action to curb oil prices
Also UK PM’s ethics adviser has resigned
The UK PM’s ethics adviser has resigned, claiming the government was contemplating a “deliberate breach” of the ministerial code
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