Politics

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Does Nanny know what’s best for us…?

By CHARLES WHITE-THOMSON “NANNY finance” — excessive quantitative easing and rate-cutting by central banks — has dominated the world for many years. This overly soft...
Oleg Tinkov

Russian banker gives up citizenship over war

BILLIONAIRE Russian banker Oleg Tinkov has renounced his Russian citizenship in protest at the war in Ukraine. Tinkov, the founder of online Tinkoff Bank, said...
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Rising energy prices worry SME owners — price-hikes coming

A SURVEY of 1,000 British SMEs indicates that rising fuel and energy costs are the greatest threats to survival in 2022. Half — 49 percent...
Gun Rights and Gun Control Protests

Armed, alarmed, and angry: US population divided over firearms

A nation devastated by more mass shootings, and at-odds over sales of a high-powered weapon being championed by the NRA as ‘America’s rifle’ By HAL...
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Drone expert: Focus on supply chains to save Donbas

AS RUSSIA cuts supply lines to Ukrainians trapped in Donbas cities, the question of how to get necessities to where they’re most needed is...
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Ukraine invasion submerges Russia under barrage of sanctions

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TENSIONS which had been building between Russia and Ukraine came to a head on February 24, when Vladimir Putin ordered a...
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Boris out! UK SMEs voice drop of confidence in PM

THE MAJORITY of UK SMEs want Boris Johnson to step aside — with 63 percent saying they would like to see him forced out. In...
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SDG10: Finding equality in an unequal world is never easy

The UN’s sustainable development goal SDG10 — to reduce inequality within and among countries — is a particular challenge, as BV’s JASON AGNEW reports SDG10:...

Israel ice cream row heats up

ICE CREAM maker Ben & Jerry's is to end sales in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The firm intends to construct a different distribution...
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Relief for small firms as rent moratorium runs until 2022

THE FEDERATION of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the extension to a moratorium on commercial tenant evictions in England until March 25 next year. FSB...