US law firm denounced for joining event to mark Hong Kong security law

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China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

apnews.com COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrowers, Sri Lanka's...

I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

apnews.com MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection known for...

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work amid fuel shortage

apnews.com COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Friday closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to last days amid...

Rickards: "We Are On The Precipice"

zerohedge.com Rickards: "We Are On The Precipice" Authored by James Rickards via DailyReckoning.com, I don’t believe many people grasp the enormity of the global food crisis we’ll be facing in the months ahead. But...

US accuses Russia of weaponizing food in Ukraine war

apnews.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday of weaponizing food and holding grain for millions of people around the world hostage to help accomplish what its invasion of...

Court says McCloskeys can't advise right-wing group for free

apnews.com The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but...

Assistant chief gets $162K to settle discrimination lawsuit

apnews.com ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city of St. Louis will pay a St. Louis assistant police chief nearly $162,000 to settle his federal discrimination lawsuit in which he alleged he was passed over for the city’s top police job...

Market Rout Extends With Futures Tumbling To Verge Of Bear Market

zerohedge.com Market Rout Extends With Futures Tumbling To Verge Of Bear Market US stock futures slumped again, extending yesterday’s brutal selloff that erased $1.5 trillion in market value on concerns about...

Iran's security forces clash with anti-government protesters in several provinces

investing.com Breaking News By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI - Iranian security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in several provinces on Thursday, according to posts on social media, as protests...

The developing Covid crisis in Beijing, explained

vox.com An ambulance enters a fenced residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing, on May 17, 2022. | Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images Covid has been running amok in the Chinese capital....

Sri Lanka Falls Into Default, Sending Warning Across Emerging World

investing.com By Geoffrey Smith Investing.com -- Sri Lanka formally defaulted on its foreign debt on Thursday, as a succession of external shocks and economic mismanagement left it without the money to pay even for fuel...

The Sri Lankan fuel crisis, explained

theweek.com On Monday, Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warned that the South Asian country is almost out of gasoline and the "next couple of months will be the most difficult ones of our lives." This is...

On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier's story

axios.com Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin’s unit sets off daily from its makeshift base to points along the front lines in Luhansk Oblast in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where the war with Russia rages on. “Some of the...

Sri Lanka lowers amount of foreign currency people can hold

apnews.com COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will lower the amount of foreign currency that individuals can hold to $10,000 from $15,000, and penalize anyone who holds foreign currency for more than three months by making it...