Looking at what made the headlines the first half of September 2022
By Amelia Nierenberg Writer, Briefings August 29 We’re covering artillery strikes near a nuclear plant in Ukraine and a political scandal in Finland. Shelling around the Zaporizhzhia power plant has raised fears of a catastrophic nuclear accident.David Guttenfelder for The New York Times Attacks near Ukraine nuclear plant intensify Russian artillery strikes continued near theContinue reading “New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”
August 29 After China’s military drills following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the ball was back in US President Joe Biden’s court to respond. His military generals did so by sending two guided-missile cruisers through the Taiwan Strait yesterday, in what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine” trip. In many ways,Continue reading “Bloomberg’s view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”
August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”
August 29 Billions more set to be slashed from overseas aid projects, Save the Children warns Billions more will be slashed from overseas aid projects within weeks unless ministers abandon rules diverting a quarter of funds to the costs of Ukrainian refugees in the UK, Save the Children is warning. The alarm has beenContinue reading “The Independent 2022 August 29 – September 04”
The long-gone legacy of the USSR’s first and last president The death of Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet president whose reforms ultimately led to the fall of the USSR and the demise of communism in central and eastern Europe, was met with an outpouring of praise – at least in the west. Effusive leaders hailedContinue reading “The Guardian looking at Europe at the end of August”
August 29 Revealed / ‘Disturbing’ race divide in cancer patients’ wait times in England Exclusive: analysis of 126,000 cases over a decade shows black and Asian people face longer delays A damning review of the world’s largest primary care database by the University of Exeter and the Guardian discovered minority ethnic patients wait longerContinue reading “The Guardian 2022 August 29 – September 04”
August 29 Boris Johnson will this week say Britain must not give up on investing in green energy in favour of short-term fixes for the cost-of-living crisis. We will be back in your inbox this evening too. Net zero | Boris Johnson set to say don’t give up on green energy Jane Shilling | Don’tContinue reading “The Telegraph for the 5th week of August 2022”
The war between Ukraine and Russia has brought World War 3 closer than ever before. Western powers have manoeuvred extremely carefully to avoid direct conflict with President Vladimir Putin, the man who controls the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and has shown no qualms in boasting about it.
Rather than a distressing violation of the post-Cold War norm, the Russian invasion of Ukraine that started at the end of February 2022, feels like a decisive end to the era that Bush proclaimed on the White House Lawn.