UK mini-budget shakes the stock market, benefits the wealthy Politics News

UK mini-budget shakes the stock market, benefits the wealthy  Politics News

The British government has unveiled a new mini-budget in the parliament, intending to cut household taxes and energy bills while driving economic growth. In what represents the most significant tax cut budget since 1972, the new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng’s sweeping new budget will see cuts to national insurance, stamp duty and the top tax … Read more

US sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken

US sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken

Taiwan was the focus of the 90-minute, “direct and honest” talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. Stephanie Reynolds | Afp | Getty Images China has accused the United States of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” on Taiwan … Read more

US sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken

US sending ‘dangerous signals’ on Taiwan, China tells Blinken

Taiwan was the focus of the 90-minute, “direct and honest” talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. Stephanie Reynolds | Afp | Getty Images China has accused the United States of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” on Taiwan … Read more

West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to start with, by trying to double down on … Read more

The conditions are perfect for a populist resurgence in Europe

CNN — On Sunday night, it is widely expected that Giorgia Meloni will become Italy’s first female prime minister. Her victory would be historic not just because of her gender, but because she leads a party that is further to the right than any mainstream political movement Italy has seen since the days of its … Read more

Unprecedented leak exposes inner workings of UK Labor Party Investigation News

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) has obtained the largest leak in British political history, exposing how unelected officials undermined democracy within the Labor Party. The leaked data includes 500 gigabytes of documents, emails, video and audio files from the Labor Party dating from 1998 to 2021. The I-Unit will be releasing a series of reports … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the West … Read more

World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow

NEW YORK (AP) — The tide of international opinion appears to be decisively shifting against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries are joining the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order. Western officials have repeatedly said that Russia has … Read more

Four occupied Ukraine regions begin voting on joining Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

Four areas of Russian-occupied Ukraine have started to hold referendums, which have been condemned as illegitimate by Kyiv and are seen as paving the way for Moscow to formally annex some 15 percent of Ukrainian territory. Voting in Luhansk and Donetsk, self-proclaimed “independent republics” controlled by Moscow-backed separatists since 2014, as well as in southern … Read more

Trump’s legal woes mount without protection of the presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It’s been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the White House. The bravado that served him well in … Read more