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CHINA’S VAST STEEL SECTOR IS THE SCENE OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND A GREEN AGENDA THAT POINTS TO WIDER CHALLENGES AS PRESIDENT XI JINPING TRIES TO CLEAN UP THE WORLD’S TOP CARBON EMITTER. THE GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FOR STEEL OUTPUT TO DROP FROM A RECORD OF MORE THAN 1 BILLION TONS, IN A […]

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAID WEDNESDAY IT HAS ISSUED MORE THAN 156 MILLION PAYMENTS AS PART OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PLAN, INCLUDING 25 MILLION PAYMENTS THAT WERE PRIMARILY TO SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFICIARIES WHO HADN’T FILED 2019 OR 2020 TAX RETURNS. THE DIRECT PAYMENTS OF AS MUCH AS 1,400 DOLLAR PER PERSON WERE THE CORNERSTONE […]

THE GUNMAN WHO MURDERED 10 PEOPLE ON MONDAY IN BOULDER COLORADO HAS BEEN NAMED AS AHMAD AL ISSA. 21 YEARS OLD ISSA KILLED 10 PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 20 AND 65, INCLUDING THE 51 YEAR-OLD POLICEMAN, NAMED ERIC TALLEY AT A GROCERY SUPERMARKET THE KING SOOPERS,. BOULDER POLICE CHIEF, MARIS HEROLD, WHO DISCLOSED HIS IDENTITY SAID […]

THE FREEZE-DRIVEN SHUTTERING OF CORE SECTIONS OF THE U.S. REFINING SYSTEM ISN’T ALL GOOD NEWS FOR RIVAL PLANTS IN EUROPE. DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, LOSSES ARE DEEPENING. WHILE U.S. SHUTDOWNS MEAN LESS COMPETITION FOR EUROPEAN REFINERS IN SUPPLYING GASOLINE AND DIESEL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC, THEY ALSO REMOVE AN IMPORTANT […]

FORMER US OLYMPICS WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS COACH JOHN GEDDERT DIED BY SUICIDE THURSDAY, HIS BODY FOUND HOURS AFTER HE WAS CHARGED WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE OF ATHLETES IN HIS CARE. HOURS EARLIER NESSEL HAD ANNOUNCED A 24-COUNT CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST GEDDERT, WHO OWNED AN ELITE TRAINING FACILITY NEAR LANSING, MICHIGAN, WHERE CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER LARRY […]

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL HAS SAID THE EUROPEAN UNION MUST PREPARE TO VACCINATE FOR NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS OVER THE COMING YEARS AFTER EU LEADERS DISCUSSED WAYS TO FIGHT NEW VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS, STEP UP INOCULATIONS AND SAVE EUROPE’S TOURISM INDUSTRY FROM ANOTHER RUINOUS SUMMER. THE 27 EU LEADERS AGREED ON THURSDAY TO KEEP “TIGHT […]

US SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL SAID ON THURSDAY THAT HE WOULD “ABSOLUTELY” VOTE FOR TRUMP IF HE BECAME THE 2024 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. IT IS THE LATEST SHIFTING STANCE ABOUT THE FORMER PRESIDENT BY THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE. JUST TWO WEEKS AGO, MCCONNELL WHO EXCORIATED TRUMP OVER THE DEADLY JAN. 6 CAPITOL […]

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL HOLD HIS FIRST EVENT WITH OTHER LEADERS FROM THE GROUP OF SEVEN NATIONS IN A VIRTUAL MEETING ON FRIDAY TO DISCUSS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE WORLD ECONOMY AND DEALING WITH CHINA, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID ON SUNDAY. THE MEETING IS THE FIRST BY TOP LEADERS FROM THE G7 GROUP OF […]

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR AFRICA DR. MATSHIDISO MOETI HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE REPORT OF FOUR SUSPECTED EBOLA DEATHS IN GUINEA. MOETI, ON HER PERSONAL TWITTER ACCOUNT @MOETITSHIDI ON SUNDAY, WAS REACTING TO THE REPORT BY THE GUINEA’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH ON THE RESURGENCE OF EBOLA IN THE COUNTRY. THE GUINEA’S HEALTH […]

TRAVELLERS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM CAUGHT VIOLATING NEWLY IMPOSED QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS COULD FACE A HEAVY FINE OF UP TO 10,000 BRITISH POUNDS ($13,800), AND 10 YEARS IN PRISON, AS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TIGHTENS MEASURES TO CURB THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND ITS NEW VARIANTS. THE UK’S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SAID THAT THE […]


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