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”

Putin was so afraid of the democracy that was beginning to flourish in Ukraine that he decided to invade Ukraine

Democracy making Putin afraid. The invasion of Ukraine is about Ukraines resources especially it’s agricultural and industrial potential.

216 days the war in Ukraine goes on

The referendum in the southern regions of Ukraine seems to be a farce,

Mich, In The Talk News a.o. about Italian Election: Giorgia Meloni claims victory

The meagre voter turnout in Italy, clearly shows how the fed up population is not at all interested in the political scene and is willing to adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Taming or Gaining Populists

Giorgia Meloni her party, Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), is leading in the opinion polls and, speaking in English, Spanish and French in a recent video, she insisted it had consigned the ideology of fascism to history, but her words and actions give us an other impression and could bring Italy to a similar position as in the 1930s..

Have the Bank of England just made the cost of living crisis worse ?

Originally posted on Strategus:
The BoE is currently predicting that on the back of soaring energy costs this winter inflation will peak at 13.3%. That would be the highest level for 42 years and as a response to that, last week the BoE increased interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%. The doctrine of monetary policy…

The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Care homes / Staffing crisis leaves many English care home residents’ basic needs unmet Vulnerable people left alone in rooms for 24 hours a day and denied showers for a week as vacancies rise to 165,000 Thousands of vulnerable people are suffering inadequate care as severe staffing shortages in previously good care homesContinue reading “The Guardian 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”

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