Millions worldwide back in virus confinement
15 July 2020 | 2:08 pm
Countries around the world re-imposed lockdowns and curbs to contain new coronavirus outbreaks, as global cases surged past 13.2 million with more than 576,000 deaths.
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One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, the world economy has been turned upside down. Energy prices have soared and business operations have plunged into chaos. When will sanctions against Russia finally take effect?
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba expressed confidence that Ukraine would win the war against the invading force of Russia, in an interview with FRANCE 24. Speaking in Brussels a few days ahead of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion, the top Ukrainian diplomat explained why he thinks President Vladimir Putin represents a global threat for the international community, saying that the Russian president's strategy was "destruction and undermining stability".
People staged demonstrations around the world in protest of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine a year after its onset. In Berlin, a disabled Russian tank was put on show near Moscow's embassy.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to overshadow G20 talks in India. There is concern that a new Cold War looms. And many countries in the Global South are seeking a chance to redefine their relations with the West.
France's Macron promises $53 mln to new global forest protection scheme.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently accused the US of leading a campaign of "encirclement, containment and suppression" of China. Alexander Görlach says he is right on one point.
Banking stocks around the world have fallen sharply following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and a subsequent intervention by US regulators to protect depositors. Smaller regional lenders in the US are particularly hard hit, with many requests being made to move deposits to some of the country's larger lenders.
Is America facing a banking crisis? As regulators try to stem the fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley and Signature Banks, we look at the risks for the rest of the system. Kate Moody speaks to economist Nicolas Veron from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the European think tank Bruegel.
The UN has released the World Water Development Report 2023, which paints a grim picture of rising global water scarcity. The report says that seasonal scarcity will continue to increase due to climate change.
What will it cost to transition the global economy to net zero? We take a look at how much money should be spent and where, in order to mitigate global warming. Charles Pellegrin speaks to Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape.
Despite some great successes, the 75-year-old World Health Organization has received its fair share of criticism.
During its annual Spring Meeting in Washington, the International Monetary Fund has revised its forecasts upward to 7 percent for global inflation this year and 4.9 percent in 2024. Those figures, above the target rate of 2 percent, will be contributing factors in slowing down growth, including for developing economies.
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