Poverty and inflation: Egypt’s economy hit by global turmoil

Poverty and inflation: Egypt’s economy hit by global turmoil

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There is a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign currency needed to buy essentials … Read more

UN chief: World is ‘paralyzed’ and equity is slipping away

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In an alarming assessment, the head of the United Nations warned world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle the challenges that threaten humanity’s future — and the planet’s . “Our world is in peril – and paralyzed,” he said. Speaking … Read more

China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian “zero COVID” policy

Taipei, Taiwan — A nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in the southwest China this week has set off a storm of anger online over the harshness of the country’s strict COVID-19 policies. The initial police report did not say who the passengers were and where they were going, but it later emerged that … Read more

The Queen paved the way for the transition to Charles in the final years

LONDON (AP) – In retrospect, it seems as if she was preparing us all along. Whether it was due to age, ill health or a sense that the end was near, Queen Elizabeth II spent much of the last two years tying up loose ends, trying to make sure the family firm would keep ticking … Read more

Xi, Putin meet in Uzbekistan as Ukraine dominates

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met for talks on boosting ties between their countries Thursday, an encounter that follows a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield in Ukraine. The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security alliance … Read more

How many must die? Pope blasts Russian war, appeals for peace

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) – Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the “evil” of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, “How many deaths will it take?” for peace to prevail in Ukraine. An increasingly frail Francis made the appeal … Read more