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EU issues dire economic forecast

The European Union on Monday slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the 27-nation bloc amid the sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and disruptions to energy supplies. According to the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission (EC), real GDP growth in both the EU and the …

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UN issues drought disaster warning

Droughts have increased 29% in the space of a single generation, according to a paper the United Nations released on Wednesday, which observed that the problem is rapidly accelerating. Released to coincide with the 15th annual Conference of Parties held by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, the “Drought in …

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Biden issues Ukraine warning to US spies – NBC

US President Joe Biden has told senior intelligence officials that leaks about alleged intelligence sharing with Ukraine should stop as they “distract” from Washington’s objective in the crisis, NBC News reported on Friday. During the phone conversation with CIA Director William Burns, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Defense …

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UK issues grim economic forecast

The Bank of England has raised its base rate from 0.75% to 1% on Thursday, in an attempt to curb soaring inflation that is predicted to surpass 10% by the year end. The measure has sent the cost of borrowing to its highest level since February 2009. The regulator has …

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FDA restricts Covid vaccine over safety issues

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited its approval of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine to those over the age of 18, pointing to dangerous side effects observed in younger recipients.  The agency announced the move in a press release on Thursday following a review of data, saying …

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US STRATCOM chief issues nuclear warning

The head of America’s nuclear forces has sounded an alarm in Congress, suggesting that Washington’s ability to deter attacks by rivals may be lacking amid threats from Russia and a rapid buildup of China’s strategic weaponry. “We are facing crisis-deterrence dynamics right now that we have only seen a few …

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Putin issues an apology – Israel

Vladimir Putin has issued an apology to Naftali Bennett for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statements during phone talks on Thursday, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has said. Lavrov made the controversial remarks over the weekend, suggesting that Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish ancestry and that some of the …

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Bill Gates issues warning on Elon Musk

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is bracing for potential trouble when fellow billionaire Elon Musk completes his acquisition of Twitter, saying the free-speech advocate could make misinformation more prevalent by failing to properly police comment on the social media platform. “He actually could make it worse,” Gates said of Musk on …

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North Korea’s Kim issues nuclear warning

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promised to take decisive action and “crush” any “hostile” foreign power, just days after saying Pyongyang would advance its own atomic arsenal “at the fastest possible speed.” Speaking after a meeting with senior officials involved in organizing a major military parade earlier this week, Kim pointed to …

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