Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Category: News

China’s birth rate drops for a fifth straight year to record low

The world’s most populous country recorded 10.62 million births last year, or only 7.5 births per 1,000 people, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics — marking the lowest level since the founding of...

Prices are soaring. How high can they go?

We know the causes: worker and product shortages have resulted in pandemic-era price hikes for such goods such as used cars, as well as strong consumer demand. Now, the Federal Reserve has come down...

Prince Harry seeks right to pay for UK police protection when in Britain

Harry’s legal team said they had initiated the legal challenge in September of last year but decided to make that information public now “in order to set the facts straight” because of a leak...

The Golden Coach and colonialism: Dutch royal family to temporarily stop using carriage due to colonial ties

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNNMick Krever, CNN King Willem-Alexander has said the Dutch royal family will temporarily stop using the Golden Coach until “the Netherlands is ready,” following criticism of colonial ties to...

Ukraine: Microsoft finds ‘destructive’ malware

The disclosure is an added worry for Ukrainian government agencies after many of their websites were hacked this week and replaced with threatening messages to Ukrainians that their data had been compromised. While it...

China’s GDP expanded 8.1% in 2021, but growth is slowing

That figure is roughly in line, if not slightly higher than, the expectations set by many economists. And it outstrips the Chinese government’s target last year for its economy to expand at least 6%...

Nino Cerruti: Italian fashion pioneer dies aged 91

Written by Sharon Braithwaite, CNN Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur Nino Cerruti died Saturday at the age of 91, the Italian family business Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti said in a statement. He died at the...

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita: Former Malian President dies at 76

Keita was in office for seven years, from September 2013 to August 2020, before being ousted in a military coup. Special forces commander Assimi Goita was one of several colonels who overthrew Keita in...

Italian Catholic, Jewish leaders condemn use of Nazi flag at church funeral

Rome’s Catholic archdiocese said in a statement that priests at the parish of St. Lucy in a central Rome neighborhood, including the one who presided at the funeral rite, had no idea of what...

Zero-Covid China fights to contain Omicron as restrictions tighten

Tianjin, which detected China’s first community spread of Omicron on Saturday, is rolling out a second round of mass testing on its 14 million residents on Wednesday. As of noon Tuesday, 97 people had...