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

Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

ISTANBUL — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin’s partial military mobilization. Queues stretching for 10 kilometers (6 miles) formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, … Read more

Millennials, assembled: At the UN, younger leaders rise

A young president at the UN General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets. A foreign minister, once shunned for having only a bachelor’s degree, warned against indifference. … Read more

Tom Brady’s TB12 Method is in schools. Experts have doubts.

In some Tampa Bay-area schools, students use foam rollers and vibrating spheres to massage their muscles as they work toward goals for strength and flexibility. It’s all part of a new physical education curriculum from quarterback Tom Bradywhose vision for healthy living is fueling a fitness empire. The arrangement with schools in Pinellas County, Florida, … Read more

Fed attacks inflation with another big hike and expects more

WASHINGTON (AP) – Intensifying its fight against high inflation, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a third straight time and signaled more large rate hikes to come – an aggressive pace that will heighten the risk of an eventual recession. The Fed’s move boosted … Read more

Maggots key to crisis-time fertilizer for Ugandan farmers

KAYUNGA, Uganda (AP) – Moses Wamugango peered into the plastic vats where maggots wriggled in decomposing filth, the enviable project of a neighbor who spoke of the fertilizer problem he had been able to solve. The maggots are the larvae of the black soldier fly, an insect whose digestive system effectively turns food waste into … Read more

How much does it cost to visit Bhutan? $200 a day plus travel expenses

The Kingdom of Bhutan is reopening to tourists on Friday with a hefty hike to its daily tourist tax. Before the country closed its borders in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, travelers to Bhutan were required to pay a minimum daily package rate of $200-$250 — depending on the time of year. … Read more

How much does it cost to visit Bhutan? $200 a day plus travel expenses

The Kingdom of Bhutan is reopening to tourists on Friday with a hefty hike to its daily tourist tax. Before the country closed its borders in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, travelers to Bhutan were required to pay a minimum daily package rate of $200-$250 — depending on the time of year. … 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

UN chief and Russia’s Putin discuss war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday about exporting Russian fertilizer through Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to address a growing global food crisis that threatens multiple famines. The UN chief said they also discussed security at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, where he said bombing has … Read more