UK government resignations top 50 as PM Boris Johnson clings to power

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain June 30, 2022. yves herman | Reuters LONDON — Over 50 members of parliament have resigned from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government since Tuesday, as the unprecedented revolt against the leader from within his own party continues. After … Read more

Beijing city to require Covid vaccinations for some public venues

Chinese cities like Beijing, pictured here on July 6, 2022, require negative virus tests from within the last 72 hours in order to enter most public spaces. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s capital city is set to require Covid vaccinations for entering gyms and some other venues, the … Read more

natural gas, nuclear are green energy in some circumstances

01 July 2022, Saxony, Lippendorf: A solar park borders directly on the site of the Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant. After more than 20 years, the so-called EEG overload, which customers pay via their electricity bill, will no longer apply. It currently still amounts to 3.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Experts do not expect electricity prices … Read more

Lindsey Graham to fight subpoena in Trump Georgia election probe

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during the third day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Judge Jackson’s nomination to the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2022. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will challenge a grand jury subpoena seeking his testimony as part … Read more

Biden administration to make sweeping changes to student loan system

The US Department of Education in Washington, DC Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was moving to make sweeping changes to the federal student loan system, including making it easier for public servants to get debt forgiveness and setting new limits on the accrual … Read more

Boris Johnson’s leadership hangs by a thread after top resignations

A snap YouGov poll conducted Tuesday found that 69% of Britons surveyed want Johnson to resign. The poll of 3,009 adults found that only 18% want him to stay on. Wpa Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the resignations … Read more

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo dies at age 63

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Aaron M. Sprecher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mohammad Barkindo, a Nigerian politician and the secretary general of oil group OPEC, has died at the age of 63. The head of Nigeria’s National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, announced the news in a tweet … Read more

Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite, Covid, oil

SINGAPORE — Greater China stock indexes led losses as Covid concerns resurge, while Asia-Pacific markets traded lower on Wednesday. Oil futures rose after plunging overnight. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 1.37%, with heavyweights HSBC and CNOOC falling 3.93% and 5.58% respectively. Mainland China markets also declined. The Shanghai Composite shed 1.34%, and the Shenzhen … Read more

Italy declared a state of emergency because of drought in the Po River

This picture taken on July 2, 2022 in Rome shows the low water level of the river Tiber near the Vittorio Emanuele II bridge, revealing an ancient bridge built under Roman Emperor Nero (Bottom). Andreas Solaro | AFP | Getty Images The Italian government declared a state of emergency on Monday in five regions because … Read more

Germany’s much-vaunted trade surplus disappears as import prices surge

Germany trade entered negative territory in May, raising questions about the stability of its economy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany is no longer exporting more than what it buys from other countries, highlighting the strains that the nation and other European economies are … Read more