The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery
The top U.S. trade negotiator says with world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations and forge new partnerships and agreements.
'Wagatha Christie' libel lawyer says evidence was destroyed
A high-profile libel court battle between two British soccer spouses has concluded, with one lawyer accusing the claimant, Rebekah Vardy, of deliberately destroying key evidence that allegedly showed she leaked her opponent’s private social media posts to tabloid reporters.
UK's Johnson faces no further fines over 'partygate' scandal
Britain's Metropolitan Police has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he faced no further action over officials’ lockdown-breaching gatherings at his official residence and other government sites, after the force said it concluded its investigations into the offenses.
Inflation, Russia-Ukraine war draw G7 finance leaders' focus
Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies are grappling with deepening inflation concerns and the immediate effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with U_S_ Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warning that it all adds up to a “very difficult economic situation.”.
Century-old canal project sparks opposition in South Sudan
A petition to stop the revival of the 118-year-old Jonglei Canal project in South Sudan, started by one of the country’s top academics, is gaining traction in the country, with the waterway touted as a catastrophic environmental and social disaster for the country’s Sudd wetlands.