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Food, energy issues must dominate the G-20 meeting between top diplomats in the middle of the Ukraine war

Food, energy issues must dominate the G-20 meeting between top diplomats in the middle of the Ukraine war

Higher food and energy prices are expected to dominate a divisive meeting between top diplomats from the world’s leading economies, with US officials wanting to put pressure on Russia to allow a freer flow of grain from war-torn Ukraine via the Black Sea. US Secretary of State Antony Blink is set to meet with colleagues …

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Food, energy issues must dominate the G-20 meeting between top diplomats in the middle of the Ukraine war

Food, energy issues must dominate the G-20 meeting between top diplomats in the middle of the Ukraine war

Higher food and energy prices are expected to dominate a divisive meeting between top diplomats from the world’s leading economies, with US officials wanting to put pressure on Russia to allow a freer flow of grain from war-torn Ukraine via the Black Sea. US Secretary of State Antony Blink is set to meet with colleagues …

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America’s entrenched democracy is struggling to meet the China challenge

America’s entrenched democracy is struggling to meet the China challenge

Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, has a unique vantage point for observing the geopolitical competition between the United States and China. What he had to say in April last year should give Americans a break. The United States “may no longer be the superpower, but you will still be … one of the …

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Tensions in Russia threaten food supplies to 4 million Syrians

Tensions in Russia threaten food supplies to 4 million Syrians

REYHANLI, Turkey – The continued supply of food to more than four million desperate Syrians turns this week into a debate at the UN Security Council, where the Ukraine crisis has fueled Western nations’ already strained relations with Russia. It concerns the UN’s use of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey, through which the …

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Health premiums could rise for millions of Americans when subsidies expire

Health premiums could rise for millions of Americans when subsidies expire

With Americans spending more on just about everything these days, one major expense has been uncharacteristically tame lately for nearly 15 million of them. Premiums for the so-called Obamacare health insurance schemes fell for the most part this year, but are set to rise sharply as subsidies expire in December. It could mean problems for …

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Demand for employment remained strong when the summer started, economists estimate

Demand for employment remained strong when the summer started, economists estimate

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Three reasons why homebuyers are considering adjustable rate mortgages

Three reasons why homebuyers are considering adjustable rate mortgages

High mortgage rates are forcing some homebuyers to opt for fixed rate loans over fixed rate loans to keep monthly costs down. Adjustable-rate loans, called ARMs, typically have a lower interest rate than a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the first year of the loan, and are then adjusted periodically based on one of several indices. …

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Crypto Broker Voyager digital files for bankruptcy protection

Crypto Broker Voyager digital files for bankruptcy protection

Cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital said it has filed an application for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, days after it suspended withdrawals and trading on its platform amid growing turmoil in digital currency markets. The company said it has initiated a Chapter 11 restructuring in New York, where it is based, and will seek recognition of the …

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Twitter’s match with Delhi will define online speech in India

Twitter’s match with Delhi will define online speech in India

Twitter legal challenge to the Government of India on online speech will be closely monitored by US technology companies – including Alphabet, Meta Platforms and Netflix – in hopes of making inroads into the world’s second largest internet market without being seen as enabling government censorship. If Twitter loses, the tight leash will become even …

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