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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos
At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer.
EU agrees on landmark rules to tame 'Wild West' crypto market
The rules aim to better protect consumers from wild swings in cryptocurrencies and require more transparency on the industry’s environmental impact.
Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off
The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine saw Russian firepower rained down on civilians this week. The timing was not likely a coincidence.
Biden names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as recipient of posthumous Medal of Freedom
The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among 17 people President Joe Biden announced as winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.
Polls find majority of Americans say country is heading in wrong direction
In an AP-NORC survey released Wednesday, 85% of US adults say that things in the country are headed in the wrong direction, with just 14% believing things are going in the right direction. That's a more pessimistic reading than in May, w...
US Sending 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Systems To Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia Ukraine War: The assistance package, worth about $820 million, was broadly announced by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday in Madrid following NATO summit.
Data Not Shared With Chinese Communist Party: TikTok To US Lawmakers
TikTok reiterated to the senators that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had never requested data on American users.
Israel faces fifth election in four years after parliament votes to dissolve itself
Ex-talk show host Yair Lapid has been appointed caretaker PM after Naftali Bennett stepped down following the collapse of Israel's coalition government - which could pave the way for fallen leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, to return to power.
EU agrees on landmark crypto regulation in wake of Terra meltdown, Bitcoin plunge
The European Union has agreed on landmark rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry, whose meltdown has been wiping out fortunes and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny worldwide.
US Supreme Court ruling on environmental protection ‘a setback in our fight against climate change’
The ruling by the United States Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, is “a setback in our fight against climate change”, said the UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.
Nato 2022 Madrid summit: what has been agreed?
Sweeping changes to the western military alliance have been agreed by leaders
Tony Blair says Labour has ‘recovered’ as he dismisses need for new party
Keir Starmer ‘doing an amazing job’ but voters still confused about what party stands for, says former PM
OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices
The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations decided Thursday to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.
Crypto rules to make Europe a global leader as prices plunge
Europe has moved to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny.
At finish line, U.S. Supreme Court readies climate, immigration rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Thursday to issue its final two rulings of its current term, one on federal agency power to tackle climate change and the other on President Joe Biden's ability to end a hardline immigration policy begun ...
NATO launches biggest military buildup since end of Cold War
The US on Wednesday pledged more troops, warplanes and warships for Europe as NATO launched its biggest military expansion since the Cold War in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Western military alliance declared Russia the ...
UK doctors call for free abortions for Americans unable to access them
British Medical Association votes to lobby UK government on the issue after an emergency debate on the overturning of Roe v Wade.
Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight
President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
FBI agents seize phone of Trump’s election lawyer
John Eastman, who aided the ex-US president in his bid to undo the results of the 2020 election, has become a central figure in the ongoing Capitol riot hearings.
Türkiye lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining Nato
Invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their nonaligned status – Türkish president objected to their stance on Kurdish rebel groups his country considers terrorists.
G7 leaders denounce China over Russia relations, “human rights”, Taiwan
The Group of Seven communique, citing China 14 times, calls on Beijing to urge Russia to halt the war and to refrain from military action against Taiwan. They did not offer to withdraw from the NATO provocation that triggered the war in ...
G7 promises Ukraine military, financial support for 'as long as it takes'
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to Ukraine, vowing to continue “financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support … for as long as it takes.”
G7 pledges to raise $600bn to counter China’s Belt and Road
The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations.
Vatican welcomes US Supreme Court decision on abortion. Now their pedophiles can have more kids to abuse
Governments should enact life-supporting policies without getting caught up in ideological positions, says Pontifical Academy for Life
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