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”

Bloomberg looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Ukraine is showing off wrecked Russian tanks in Kyiv for this year’s Independence Day celebrations. It’s not the military display President Vladimir Putin had in mind when he launched Russia’s invasion. The war that Russia — and some of Ukraine’s allies — expected to end in days with a victory parade for PutinContinue reading “Bloomberg looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022

During Brexit negotiations, it was clear that the UK was not willing to pay the painful economic price Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Britain must show the EU it’s not all talk and no trousers when it comes to ‘no deal’ Britain is yet to follow through on a single “no deal” threat it has madeContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg

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”

The New York Times briefings for the 3rd week of August 2022

August 15 By Natasha Frost Writer, Briefings Good morning. We’re covering Salman Rushdie’s recovery and the fallout from the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home in Florida. A news conference held by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee to discuss the F.B.I. raid.Anna Rose Layden for The New York Times Division in the RepublicanContinue reading “The New York Times briefings for the 3rd week of August 2022”

The Telegraph looking at the second week of August 2022

August 08 Big-name charities resume controversial fundraising tactic Family stumble across cache of firearms while paddling in pond The Real Windsors: Queen of Steel, review: Her Majesty recast as Logan Roy from Succession Gurinder Chadha: ‘People get defensive about the British Empire but it’s our shared history’ August 09 By Danny Boyle We knew itContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the second week of August 2022”

Balance of power in the first week of August 2022

August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”

Khashoggi killing forgotten as leaders woo Mohammed bin Salman

As the realities of the end of free movement are felt acutely by millions of British holidaymakers this summer, people in the UK and the EU have discussed their reasons for applying for a European passport after the Brexit vote.

This is Europe: The Guardian looking at the chaos in Italy and Ukraine

Italy has had 67 governments in almost as many years. Ukraine is a fault line in Italian politics: and a far-right coalition that includes Putin-fan Salvini could derail the EU’s consensus on the war, particularly in an energy squeeze. Observers think Meloni, although a hardliner, may not be as keen to cosy up to Putin (she admires the American right), but together they could align with Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán in opposing immigration, abortion and LGBT rights.

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