COVID 19 Updates Egypt's central bank governor resigns as economic woes mount

Egypt’s central bank governor resigns as economic woes mount

[ad_1] CAIRO -- Egypt’s central bank governor resigned Wednesday as the Middle East's most populous nation struggles to curb inflation triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine, high oil prices and a drop in tourism.President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi accepted the resignation...
COVID 19 Updates Soaring food and energy costs drive UK inflation to 10.1%

Soaring food and energy costs drive UK inflation to 10.1%

[ad_1] LONDON -- Britain’s inflation rate rose to a new 40-year high of 10.1% in July, as rising food prices tightened a cost-of-living squeeze fueled by soaring energy prices.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices inflation hit...
COVID 19 Updates US, Russia, China take part in talks with SE Asian nations

US, Russia, China take part in talks with SE Asian nations

[ad_1] PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined the foreign ministers of Russia and China at a meeting Friday with top diplomats from Southeast Asia at a time when the global powers are riven by tensions....
COVID 19 Updates Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

[ad_1] TOKYO -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there.She made the remarks in Tokyo, the final leg of an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to...
COVID 19 Updates Bank of England likely to raise interest rates — maybe a lot

Bank of England likely to raise interest rates — maybe a lot

[ad_1] LONDON -- The Bank of England is likely to announce its biggest interest rate increase in more than 27 years on Thursday as it seeks to rein in accelerating inflation driven by the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Most...
COVID 19 Updates Rights group says Sri Lanka harassed, intimidated protesters

Rights group says Sri Lanka harassed, intimidated protesters

[ad_1] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- An international human rights group says Sri Lanka's government is using emergency laws to harass and arbitrarily detain protesters who are seeking political reform and accountability amid the island country's economic crisis.New York-based Human Rights...
COVID 19 Updates SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over Taiwan

SE Asia urges US, China to avoid provocation over Taiwan

[ad_1] PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for calm in the Taiwan Strait, urging against any “provocative action” in the wake of a visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has...
COVID 19 Updates Kenya's election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

Kenya’s election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya -- In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none.Kenya’s Aug. 9 election is ripping open...
COVID 19 Updates Sri Lanka leader proposes 25-year plan for crisis-hit nation

Sri Lanka leader proposes 25-year plan for crisis-hit nation

[ad_1] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's new president said Wednesday that his government is preparing a national policy roadmap for the next 25 years that aims to cut public debt and turn the country into a competitive export economy...
COVID 19 Updates US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

[ad_1] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly...
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