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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”

Our selection of The Week’s 2nd week of August 2022

In the 2nd week of August Donald Trump managed to get a lot of eyes from the world looking at his ‘telenovella’ or American soap.

The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times

August 01 Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes? Honolulu incarcerated the wrong man for more than two years — a miscarriage of justice that shows the cruel inadequacy of America’s approach to mental health. Ukraine’s president urged hundreds of thousands of people living in the east to startContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times”

The first week of August 2022 as seen by the Week

August 01 1st ship containing Ukrainian grain leaves port under deal The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the Odesa port on Monday under a deal seeking to get a backlog of crops out of the country to ease a growing global hunger crisis. The ship was headed to Lebanon with more than 26,000 tonsContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the Week”

Najla werd geëvacueerd uit Afghanistan: “‘Anders hadden de Taliban mij uit elkaar gerukt'”

De Afghaanse Najla vindt dat zij twee keer geboren is. ‘Eén keer toen ik op de wereld werd gezet en één keer toen een Nederlandse soldaat mij letterlijk uit het riool omhoogtrok. Als hij mij niet naar de evacuatievlucht had gebracht, hadden de Taliban mij uit elkaar gerukt. Dat weet ik zeker.’ Voor de zomerContinue reading “Najla werd geëvacueerd uit Afghanistan: “‘Anders hadden de Taliban mij uit elkaar gerukt’””