Concern about stagflation, a return to the 1970s, has begun to grow

Washington (AFP) – stagflation. It was the dreaded “bad word” of the ’70s. For Americans of a certain age, it evokes memories of the agonizing long queues at gas stations, shuttered factories, and President Gerald Ford’s so much derided “whip swell now” buttons. Stagflation is the most bitter economic pill: high inflation mixes with a … Read more

‘Only God can help’: Hundreds die as Somalia faces famine

Mogadishu, Somalia (Associated Press) – A mother must not lose her child. Olio Hassan Salah watched four die this year. The drought of the Horn of Africa engulfed them one by one. Now she cuddles her frail and restless child, 3-year-old Ali Osman, whom she has carried the 90-kilometre (55-mile) walk from her village to … Read more

Doubts hang over the British Johnson, despite the failure of the attempt to overthrow him | Health, medicine and fitness

By Jill Lawless – The Associated Press British Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled on Tuesday to repair his shattered authority after Surviving a vote of no confidence This exposed deep divisions in his conservative party and raised serious doubts about how long he could stay in office. Under party rules, Johnson is now free from … Read more

Russia deploys more troops, claims progress in eastern Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) – Russia claimed on Tuesday it had occupied swathes of eastern Ukraine after a relentless weeks-long barrage and more recently deployed more troops. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian forces “liberated” 97% of the Luhansk region. Russia seems intent on capturing the entire eastern part of Donbass from Ukraine, which … Read more

In a blow to Biden, the President of Mexico to skip the Summit of the Americas | Health, medicine and fitness

By Elliot Spagat, Joshua Goodman and Chris Megerian – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed Monday he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to US efforts to rally governments to work together to tackle soaring immigration in the hemisphere. López Obrador … Read more

In a blow to Biden, the president of Mexico to skip the Summit of the Americas | Health, medicine and fitness

By Elliot Spagat, Joshua Goodman and Chris Megerian – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed Monday he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to US efforts to rally governments to work together to tackle soaring immigration in the hemisphere. López Obrador … Read more

With Ukraine losing its forces, how long can it keep fighting?

ZHYTOMIR, Ukraine (AP) – Once the burial of a veteran colonel killed in the Russian bombing was completed, cemetery workers prepared the next pit. Inevitably, given the speed with which death brings down Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty tomb will not remain that way for long. Colonel Oleksandr Makhachik left behind a … Read more

Hong Kong police patrol to enforce Tiananmen vigil ban | Health, medicine and fitness

By Zain Soo – The Associated Press HONG KONG (AFP) – A heavy police force patrolled Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Saturday after authorities banned for the third year in a row public observances of the death anniversary. Tiananmen Square campaign In 1989, the vigil outside was the only place to commemorate this event. For … Read more

Austin Is Largest US City To Challenge 2020 Census Figures | Health, medicine and fitness

By Mike Schneider – The Associated Press One of the most prosperous cities in the US over the past decade believes it has grown even more than the US Census Bureau says. Austin, Texas, became the largest US city to challenge its 2020 census numbers when it filed an appeal with the Census Bureau last … Read more

Biden says US is sending medium-range missile systems to Ukraine

Washington (AFP) – The United States will send to Ukraine four advanced medium-range missile systems and ammunition to help try to derail Russia’s advance. in the Donbass region of her country, but it will take at least three weeks to bring precision weapons and trained troops to the battlefield, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Colin Kahl, … Read more