Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Tag: risk

Tonga faces ‘unprecedented disaster’ as New Zealand warns of further eruptions and tsunami risk

In its first official update since Saturday’s eruption of the underwater Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, Tonga’s government on Tuesday confirmed the deaths of three people and several other injuries, and outlined the scale of destruction to...

Winter storms in Middle East: Three children killed, with hundreds of thousands at risk as temperatures plummet in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

CARE warned in a Tuesday report that the onslaught of heavy winter storms is exacerbating the living situation of internally displaced Syrians, as well as Syrians living in Lebanon and Jordan, where “temperatures are...

Biden officials weighing Russia sanctions options after warnings about economic fallout, heightened cyber risk for US and allies

One concern is that those negative effects could boomerang back onto the US during an election year, sources told CNN. But others in the administration believe the tough sanctions being weighed would have a...

Stocks slide on inflation fears but market may be ignoring risk of Omicron shutdowns

The Dow fell more than 530 points Friday, about 1.5%, as fears grew that the Fed could potentially cause an economic slowdown by tightening too aggressively. Such concerns are global: Investors everywhere are worrying...

Older adults with moderate alcohol consumption may have decreased risk of heart disease, study suggests

Older adults who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a lower risk of mortality from all causes, compared to those who do not drink, according to a study published last month in the European Journal...

IMF urges Fed to speed up policy tightening amid rising inflation risk

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee hearing on coronavirus crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2021. Graeme Jennings | Pool | Reuters The...

‘Risk of Chinese miscalculation through overconfidence is real’

MI6 Chief Richard Moore speaks at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, where he said that Britain’s intelligence agencies must open up to co-operation with the global tech sector if they are to...

Fed Chair Powell says omicron variant poses risk to economy, complicates inflation

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, U.S., September 28, 2021. Kevin...

Omicron Covid variant poses very high risk, global spread likely

A doctor monitors a Covid-19 patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit of the community hospital in Germany on April 28, 2021. RONNY HARTMANN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The omicron Covid...

Drinking coffee, tea can lower the risk of dementia, stroke: researchers

Can drinking coffee and tea lower the risk of dementia or stroke? A group of researchers from China’s Tianjin Medical University found that drinking the caffeinated beverages either separately or together was associated with...