Enter Liz Truss: Can new Conservative leader steer Britain through crisis?
10 September 2022 | 1:33 pm
She won over the Conservative Party faithful. Now can she win over the UK? Our panel discusses the challenges ahead for prime minister-in-waiting Liz Truss. The one-time Remainer played the hardline Brexiteer in a sometimes bitter Tory leadership campaign, often courting comparisons with Britain's first female PM, Margaret Thatcher.
Following several weeks of power cuts that hit large industrial producers, power has started to return to normal. A record-breaking heat wave and drought are to blame for the crisis.
The war in Ukraine has enflamed north-south rivalries among the German states, as Bavaria and Lower Saxony swap barbs over energy policy. Upcoming regional elections have heightened the political stakes.
Sunak or Truss to be Britain's next PM
Lying on a small bed next to her mother, 14-month-old Aisha Usman stares blankly, her eyes sunk in their sockets and rib cage visible.
Pressure is building for an EU-wide cap on the cost of gas and electricity, as prices soar. How does the power market work and can it be reformed to avoid so much volatility?
The International Monetary Fund says a first agreement has been reached on a $2.9 billion loan to the bankrupt country. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in more than 70 years.
Local and international health officials have said that waterborne diseases could spread rapidly under the current conditions. Hundreds of clinics have been damaged and many survivors are unable to reach doctors.
People in Germany are beginning to feel the pinch, in the face of skyrocketing electricity, fuel, and food prices. As inflation rises, concern is mounting — and so is dissatisfaction with the government.
The UK is set to learn whether Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will succeed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister. The new Conservative Party head faces a long and pricey to-do list, including the cost-of-living crisis.
Liz Truss on Monday won the backing of Conservative Party members to take over from Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom’s next prime minister.The foreign secretary fended off competition from her opponent, ex-finance chief Rishi Sunak, by securing the backing of 81,326 of the 172,437 of Conservative Party members who cast their vote in an election that closed Friday.
Skyrocketing prices for electricity, gas and grain are putting an existential burden on Germany's many bakeries. Only large chains and successful artisan bakeries are likely to survive, said one baker in Bonn.
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