January 4, 2023 By Natasha Frost Writer, Briefings Good morning. We’re covering the high price for Ukraine of responding to Russia’s drone attacks, and a provocative visit by a new Israeli minister. Ukraine has begun using searchlights to spot drones. Gleb Garanich/Reuters The costs of Ukraine’s defense Over the New Year’s weekend, Russia sent aboutContinue reading “2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04”
Italy’s newly elected Prime Minister and leader of the nationalist Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, heads a political party which is rooted in ideologies of the far-right and has a history of being against LGBTQI rights. That choice for the far-right is followed by other countries in the European Union, bringing democracy, free expression and free choice in danger.
Climate action is being taken, but it is not enough. A new poll in 192 countries shows most people are worried about climate change and say it should be a priority for their government.
July 18 Having left parts of southern Europe in flames, the continental heatwave is bearing down on the British Isles. That may be a boon for UK seaside resorts, but it’s not a cause for celebration. The Met Office has issued a red alert warning for this week, with southern England bracing for temperatures ofContinue reading “Our selection from Bloomberg July 18 -July 24”
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”
The deadly consequences of the appalling heat seizing large parts of the world are beginning to emerge. A Union Jack flying among rubble and destruction following a large blaze in Wennington, Greater London this week. Dozens of fires broke out across the UK amid a record-breaking heatwave (Leon Neal/Getty Images) Spain and Portugal have reportedContinue reading “2022 July 22: 1,900 dead from heat in Spain and Portugal”
Extreme heat and fires gripped several parts of Europe and North America.
July 11 Leaked Uber files suggest company used covert tech to thwart raids Leaked documents suggest Uber used a “kill switch” and other covert technology to prevent European regulators from examining the ride-hailing company’s business practices as it challenged taxi services around the world, according to more than 124,000 documents known as the Uber filesContinue reading “The Week 2022 July 11- July 17”
The WHO and Coronavirus experts are increasingly convinced the new Omicron variant is ‘super mild’ and has, so far, not led to a jump in Covid death rates anywhere in Southern Africa.
Undeniable ruler of European health Nobody can ignore what is raging around the world and has the power to make several people die. On Tuesday, speaking to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen cited large and worrying disparities in different EU member countries’ vaccination rates. In Bulgaria, slightlyContinue reading “Fourth wave of COVID-19 a pandemic of the unvaccinated”