August 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hopes for stability ahead of a historic Communist Party congress are quickly dwindling. His country’s economic slowdown deepened in July as strict Covid Zero measures and a slumping real-estate market threaten the chances of a recovery to a “reasonable” range. Key reading: China Announces Patrols to Protest US Senator’sContinue reading “Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg”
If you missed it previously July 19 A police officer gave water to a British soldier guarding Buckingham Palace yesterday.Matt Dunham/Associated Press Britain sizzles under a heat wave Temperatures in Britain neared a record high yesterday as blistering heat swept the country. By midafternoon, Wales had recorded its highest-ever temperature: The thermometer hit 37.1 degreesContinue reading “The New York Times looking at the world in 2022 for the last days of July”
July 25 Is it really the end of Boris Johnson? Not necessarily. The outgoing Prime Minister still has diehard fans and it seems clear his itch for being in power has not disappeared. Here, Associate Editor Christopher Hope runs through Johnson’s possible routes back to No 10. The total number of patients in England waitingContinue reading “The Telegraph 2022 July 25 – July 31”
July 18 Zelensky fires Ukraine top prosecutor and spy chief Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Sunday that he had fired the country’s top prosecutor and the head of its domestic intelligence agency, in the biggest shakeup of his government since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Zelensky’s government announced the dismissals of the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova,Continue reading “Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24”
July 18 Heatwave / UK braces for record temperature as first ever red heat warning comes into effect Network Rail says to avoid trains unless absolutely necessary, with much of country covered by extreme heat alert ‘Shameful diversion tactic’ / UK’s ‘quick-fix’ asylum policies criticised in damning MPs’ report ‘It’s socialism’ / Heated Tory leadershipContinue reading “The Guardian reviewing 2022 July 18 – July 24”
July 11 Exclusive / Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals 124,000 documents expose inner workings behind US tech firm’s rise as a global empire responsible for 19m journeys a day ‘Violence guarantees success’ / How Uber exploited taxi protests for strategic gain ‘Kill switch’ / Uber bosses told staff toContinue reading “The Guardian Headlines for 2022 July 11 -July 17”
Good afternoon. We hope you’ve had a sunny weekend wherever you are. If you’re in the UK you’d be forgiven for being overwhelmed with the political chaos of the past few days. However, there’s been plenty of good news happening elsewhere this week: from Sierra Leone’s expansion of women’s rights to the unexpected recovery ofContinue reading “The Guardian reviewing July 04 – July 10 of 2022”
Did Boris Johnson’s survival of a no-confidence vote cause you to emit a bloodcurdling midsummer night’s scream?
Since President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he has caused immense death and destruction for few military gains and at huge economic cost. Yet he shows no sign of cracking even as Russia’s war aims have proved illusory. Putin appealed to Ukraine’s army to “immediately lay down arms and go home” on the first day ofContinue reading “Bloomberg’s view on Ukraine at the beginning of June 2022”
The war went on in Ukraine but a first war criminal was convicted, whilst the world faced higher costs of living and the partygate scandal in the UK continued shamelessly.