Stories from The New York Times for the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 A photo provided by the Russian government said to show investigators at the site of a car bombing outside Moscow.Russian Investigative Committee/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A brazen attack near Moscow rattles Russians Russia has opened a murder investigation into the car bombing that killed Daria Dugina, 29, a hawkish political commentator whoContinue reading “Stories from The New York Times for the 4th week of August 2022”

Climate bill’s subsidy bonanza gives new allure to carbon capture

Carbon capture involves the separation of carbon dioxide from a mixture of gasses. It’s typically achieved using a chemical that specifically bonds with the greenhouse gas.

216 days the war in Ukraine goes on

The referendum in the southern regions of Ukraine seems to be a farce,

The Independent looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Liz Truss will cause inflation spiral with ‘dangerous’ tax cuts, Rishi Sunak warns Liz Truss will plunge the economy into an “inflation spiral” if she pushes ahead with her “dangerous” economic policy, Rishi Sunak’s campaign team has warned.   Ms Truss’s leadership rival said the frontrunner had to choose between cutting taxes andContinue reading “The Independent looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

The Big Question: What is the UK minimum wage and when will it increase?

In the UK the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for the minimum wage to be raised “as soon as possible”

What cost of living payment scams do you need to watch out for?

£1.3bn was stolen from British consumers in 2021, up from £1.2bn a year earlier, and that 140,000 calls have been put into Stop Scams UK’s dedicated helpline since it was launched last September.

Mich, In The Talk News a.o. about Italian Election: Giorgia Meloni claims victory

The meagre voter turnout in Italy, clearly shows how the fed up population is not at all interested in the political scene and is willing to adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Taming or Gaining Populists

Giorgia Meloni her party, Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), is leading in the opinion polls and, speaking in English, Spanish and French in a recent video, she insisted it had consigned the ideology of fascism to history, but her words and actions give us an other impression and could bring Italy to a similar position as in the 1930s..

Have the Bank of England just made the cost of living crisis worse ?

Originally posted on Strategus:
The BoE is currently predicting that on the back of soaring energy costs this winter inflation will peak at 13.3%. That would be the highest level for 42 years and as a response to that, last week the BoE increased interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%. The doctrine of monetary policy…

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