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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”

The Independent from July 11 – July 24

July 11 Nadhim Zahawi vows to publish tax returns if he becomes PM amid HMRC probe Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has vowed to publish his tax returns if he wins the Conservative Party leadership contest and becomes prime minister, following The Independent’s revelation that HMRC experts are investigating his financial affairs.   The leadership hopeful claimedContinue reading “The Independent from July 11 – July 24”

Bloomberg main messages for 04-10 July 2022

July 05 Energy shortfalls were always part of the equation in the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But few were prepared for gas becoming a second front in President Vladimir Putin’s wider conflict with the US and its allies. In less than five months of war, Moscow has retaliated against successive waves of internationalContinue reading “Bloomberg main messages for 04-10 July 2022”

In the picture for 2022 July 04 – July 10 by The Week

July 04 Biden says July 4th is time to unite and celebrate nation’s ‘goodness’ President Biden celebrated the Fourth of July with a White House cookout where he called for Americans to set aside their divisions. “The Fourth of July is a sacred day in our country — it’s a time to celebrate the goodnessContinue reading “In the picture for 2022 July 04 – July 10 by The Week”

Prime Minister’s cabinet implodes and it keeps getting more hilarious by the minute

Bye Bye Boris? Prime Minister’s cabinet implodes and it keeps getting more hilarious by the minute Welcome back to the indy100 newsletter. Boris Johnson is on the brink of being brought down. No, really. This time it’s actually happening. We think.   Look, we know it feels like we’ve been through more BoJo leadership crisesContinue reading “Prime Minister’s cabinet implodes and it keeps getting more hilarious by the minute”

Independent’s Big Question: Who is new chancellor Nadhim Zahawi?

Who is new chancellor Nadhim Zahawi? After another dramatic night in Westminster triggered by the shock resignations of chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson, incredibly, lives to fight another day.   After Owen Paterson; the Partygate saga; the Jimmy Savile slur; the stalled Rwanda flights; boos at the Jubilee; the voteContinue reading “Independent’s Big Question: Who is new chancellor Nadhim Zahawi?”

The Independent from July 04 – July 10

The first week of July 2022 as seen by the Independent.

The New York Times from July 04 – July 10

The headlights for the 1st week of July by the New York Times

Indy briefing for the week of April 6, 2022

  When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February and the Ukrainian people, led by their inspiring president Volodymyr Zelensky, bravely fought back, the first thing that sprung to everyone’s mind was the UK voting to leave the EU, right? Well, that’s at least what Boris Johnson thinks. That’s exactly the bizarre and very ill-advised comparisonContinue reading “Indy briefing for the week of April 6, 2022”