Economic network

NKorea’s Kim vows to strengthen army, maintain virus brakes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to further strengthen his military capabilities, maintain draconian anti-virus measures and do everything possible to improve the economy during a speech delivered at a key political conference this week, state media reported on Saturday. . A state media report of Kim’s speech did […]

Economic network

China pursues technological “self-sufficiency”, fueling global unrest

BEIJING (AP) – To help make China a self-sustaining “tech superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world’s largest e-commerce company into the delicate and expensive task of designing its own processor chips – a company that looks like nothing. Alibaba Group has already done this. Its 3-year-old T-Head chip unveiled its third processor […]

Economic network

South African moral conscience Desmond Tutu dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace Prize winner icon, hard-core enemy of apartheid and modern-day campaigner for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at the age of 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the world mourned the death of the man considered the moral conscience of the country. […]

Economic network

today in history | Federal Information Network

Today in history Today is Saturday, December 25, the 359th day of 2021. There are six days left in the year. It’s Christmas day. Today’s highlight in history: On December 25, 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced on television his resignation as the eighth and last leader of an already defunct Communist superpower. To […]

Economic network

Asian stock markets rise after Wall St rebound

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Joe Biden reassured investors by calling for vaccinations and testing, but no travel restrictions in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced while Shanghai was down less than 0.1%. Wall Street rose, breaking a […]

Economic network

Johnson from UK walks a tightrope between politics and COVID outbreak

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks a political tightrope as he faces increasing attacks from friends and foes amid rising COVID-19 infections. For the second winter in a row, Johnson is betting that vaccines will be his savior, urging everyone to get vaccinated to slow the spread of the new omicron variant, […]

Economic network

People are pressuring governments around the world to take action against inflation

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Óscar Baños and thousands of other truck drivers celebrated on Saturday after a threat to idle their engines prompted the Spanish government to adopt measures to improve working conditions and control the soaring fuel costs due to inflation. This is the latest effort by workers, opposition leaders and citizens to pressure […]

Economic network

New York University System Director resigns amid Cuomo fallout

ALBANY, NY (AP) – New York State University System Chief Chancellor James Malatras on Thursday said he would step down amid harsh criticism for his actions when he was one of the main assistants of former Governor Andrew Cuomo. “The recent events that have surrounded me over the past week have become a distraction from […]

Economic network

U.S. Secret Service Finds Russia Preparing Ukraine Offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russian Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as US intelligence officials determine Russia is planning a possible offensive military which could start as early as early 2022. The new intelligence finding estimates that the Russians plan to deploy […]

Economic network

Discount airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus seek alliance

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Budget airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus said on Wednesday they would seek antitrust immunity from the US and Mexican governments to work together on pricing, schedules and routes on cross-border flights . Las Vegas-based Allegiant said it would invest $ 50 million in the Mexican carrier as part of the deal, […]

Economic network

Violence in Solomon Islands recedes but no underlying tension

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Violence receded in the Solomon Islands capital on Friday, but the government showed no signs of resolving the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns over the links croissants of the country with China. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has sought to distract from domestic issues by […]

Economic network

Mexico secures female central bank president and Supreme Court judge

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s president on Wednesday appointed the country’s first female governor of the country’s central bank, saying putting women in high office was a priority. The decision comes a day after another female judge was appointed to the Supreme Court. “Women remain a priority,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Wednesday. […]

Economic network

EU opens door to aid for semiconductor production

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Commission said on Thursday it could approve aid to finance semiconductor production in the 27-country bloc amid a global chip shortage and intense global competition to fill the need. The EU executive branch expects the scarcity of semiconductors – a key element in everything from smartphones to cars – to […]

Economic network

EXPLANATION: Europe lacks natural gas. Is it Russia’s fault?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Europe is short of natural gas – dangerously short. A cold winter could mean a severe crisis, and utility bills will rise, weighing on ordinary people and weighing on the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to help fill Europe’s gas tanks as energy prices […]

Economic network

Film crews union narrowly approves contract with producers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Film industry crew members narrowly voted to approve a pair of deals with Hollywood producers after a standoff days after a strike that reportedly froze productions in the United States, have union leaders said on Monday. The agreements rose from 56% to 44% among delegates from the 36 local unions of […]

Economic network

Greek President in Merkel in Germany: Greece has often felt lonely

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s often strained relations in recent years with Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany took center stage during a meeting in Athens on Friday between outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greek president. Katerina Sakellaropoulou was Merkel’s first official meeting during her visit to the country whose financial crisis has marked much […]

Economic network

Tens of thousands of people at a rally in Orban in the Hungarian capital Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched through Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader’s controversial policies that have led to challenges to its power in both Hungary and the European Union. The rally was dubbed a […]

Economic network

Police shootout threatens Emanuel in confirmation battle

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Chicago seven years ago weighs heavily on former city mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks confirmation as ambassador of President Joe Biden in Japan. Several lawmakers and Liberal House activists complain that Emanuel’s handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was […]

Economic network

Lebanon pauses in tense calm after deadly fighting

BEIRUT (AP) – Schools, banks and government offices across Lebanon closed on Friday after hours of armed clashes between heavily armed militias killed six people and terrorized residents of Beirut. The government has called for a day of mourning after the armed clashes, in which armed men used automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades on the […]

Economic network

BNP Paribas open results | Federal Information Network

Thursday At the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells, California Grant: $ 8,359,455 Surface: Hardcourt exterior Indian wells, California. (AP) _ Results Thursday of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden (seeds in brackets): Men’s singles Quarter-finals Cameron Norrie (21), Great Britain, def. Diego Schwartzman (11), Argentina, 6-0, 6-2. Grigor Dimitrov (23) from […]

Economic justice

New York City Announces June 17 Economic Justice Plan – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that New York City will launch an economic justice plan on June 17. He calls for Universal Baby Bonds to create a scholarship account for each child in a public school. The program would start next year with kindergarten students. READ MORE: New York […]