Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across the US

EAGLE PASS, Texas — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the US, traveling mainly by foot and watching as exhausted fellow migrants were assaulted or left behind to die. Like an increasing number of Venezuelans, Nerio undertook a dangerous journey that included traveling through Panama’s notorious jungle, … Read more

Women’s health got worse in 2021, global survey finds

In 2020, the medical technology company Hologic launched a global survey in partnership with Gallup to assess how well women’s health needs were being met. Countries were scored based on women’s responses to questions in five categories: general health, preventive care, mental health, safety and basic needs like food and shelter. No country scored higher … Read more

UN chief: World is ‘paralyzed’ and equity is slipping away

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In an alarming assessment, the head of the United Nations warned world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle the challenges that threaten humanity’s future — and the planet’s . “Our world is in peril — and paralyzed,” he said. Speaking … Read more

The Queen paved the way for the transition to Charles in the final years

LONDON (AP) — In retrospect, it seems as if she was preparing us all along. Whether it was due to age, ill health or a sense that the end was near, Queen Elizabeth II spent much of the last two years tying up loose ends, trying to make sure the family firm would keep ticking … Read more

Xinjiang residents complain of hunger after 40-day COVID lockdown | News of the coronavirus pandemic

Residents of a city in China’s far western Xinjiang region say they have run out of food after more than 40 days under a strict coronavirus lockdown. In posts shared on Chinese social media, as well as platforms including TikTok and Twitter, residents of Ghulja showed empty fridges and hungry children. Others were in tears … Read more

Hey, Putin meets in Uzbekistan as Ukraine war dominates

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met for talks on boosting ties between their countries Thursday, an encounter that follows a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield in Ukraine. The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security alliance … Read more

How many must die? Pope blasts Russian war, appeals for peace

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the “evil” of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, “How many deaths will take it?” for peace to prevail in Ukraine. An increasingly frail Francis made the appeal … Read more

Jean-Luc Godard, iconic French New Wave director, dies at 91

GENEVA (AP) — Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his first feature, “Breathless,” and stood for years among the film world’s most influential directors, died Tuesday. . He was 91. Godard died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home in the … Read more

‘The emperor has no clothes’: Why China’s reputation for economic management is coming undone

As governments in the US and Europe mishandled one calamity after another — from the 2008 financial crisis to botched efforts to contain COVID-19 — even champions of liberal democracy looked on with envy as China’s policy makers navigated the same troubled waters with apparent ease. But the cracks of China’s governing model are beginning … Read more

Ukraine claws back some territory; nuclear plant in peril

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed new success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the country’s east, taking control of a sizeable village and pushing towards an important transport junction. The United States’ top diplomat and the head of NATO noted the advances, but cautioned that the war is likely to … Read more