New Zealand’s borders fully open after long pandemic closure

WELLINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s borders reopened to visitors from around the world on Monday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed them in March 2020. New Zealand’s borders began reopening to New Zealanders in February, and restrictions have gradually eased. The process of reopening the border ended last night with … Read more

British PM candidate Sunak vows 20% income tax cut by 2029

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak, who is trailing in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, has pledged to cut the basic rate of income tax by 20% by 2029. Former Finance Minister. Sunak, once seen as the favorite to replace Boris Johnson as he helped steer the economy through the Covid-19 … Read more

Ukraine “preventive strikes” should hit Moscow, forces in Russia: Lawmaker

Fierce fighting continues between Ukrainian and Russian forces in the eastern part of Donetsk, including Moscow. Failure to make significant progress For weeks, the former governor of Luhansk Oblast, George Tuka, said it was time for Kiev to launch preventive airstrikes directly into Russian territory. In an interview with the Ukrainian news site Obozrevatel, Tuka … Read more

3 charts show Europe’s unprecedented natural gas crisis

Europe is facing an unprecedented gas crisis. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Europe is facing an unprecedented energy crisis that is pushing the economy closer to recession and raising serious questions about the region’s climate change ambitions. CNBC A look at how Russia, the president leads Vladimir PutinEurope’s gas supply squeeze and … Read more

First grain ship leaves Ukraine’s Odesa port

The first grain ship left the port of Odessa, UkraineReuters The first grain shipments left Ukraine after the Russian blockade amid a food crisisFox News First grain ship to leave Ukraine in five months under Russian deal – BBC NewsBBC News The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of OdessaAssociated Press See full … Read more

Marcos rules out Philippines rejoining ICC ahead of plan to resume probe

MANILA (Reuters) – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Monday ruled out the Philippines rejoining the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose prosecutors plan to reopen investigations into the previous government’s bloody “war on drugs”. The Philippines withdrew from the ICC in 2019, accusing then-President Rodrigo Duterte of bias by opening preliminary investigations into thousands of killings … Read more

Putin’s Managed to Enrage His Last Supporters in Ukraine

ODESSA, Ukraine—Russia is shelling the coast Odessa city From its earliest days War in Ukraine—but the critical grain port has become a symbol of ongoing local resistance, where even earlier Pro-Russian legend Now Ukrainians are embracing patriotism. “The longer the war goes on, the less people sympathize with Russia in Ukraine. Those who speak Russian … Read more

Inflation stokes demand at food banks, hitting Biden's plan to end hunger by 2030 – Daily Mail

Nearly half of America’s food banks describe growing numbers of people queuing for handouts, as inflation puts pantry basics out of reach and the Biden administration’s eight-year anti-hunger plan is incomplete. Homeowners across the US told DailyMail.com that eye-watering grocery store prices have pushed them to turn to food pantries for help. Even food bank … Read more

President Biden Statement Ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons | The White House

Today, as the world gathers for the Tenth Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the United States reiterates its commitment to the world to be a responsible steward of its nuclear arsenal and to continue working toward it. The ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons. It is … Read more

Europe gets more bad news as recession fears deepen

German retail sales fell 8.8% in June compared to the same month a year ago, according to preliminary data from the country’s Federal Statistics Office released on Monday. This is the biggest drop since authorities began keeping records in 1994. Germany’s economy is depressed. Rising inflation has checked people’s spending capacity, while a The looming … Read more