GOP nominee’s security clearance becomes an issue in SC | United States government and politics

GOP nominee's security clearance becomes an issue in SC |  United States government and politics

By MEG KINNARD – Associated Press SUMMERVILLE, SC (AP) — After losing a high-profile bid for a congressional seat from South Carolina in 2018, Republican Katie Arrington took a job at the Department of Defense, where she focused on securing military supply chains, ensuring that thousands of companies that contract with the federal government were … Read more

Albanese voted Australia’s leader in complex poll result | Govt. & Policy

Albanese voted Australia's leader in complex poll result |  Govt.  & Policy

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA – Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Australians woke up on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the centre-left Labor leader whose rise to the country’s top job after being raised in housing welfare by a single mother on a disability pension would reflect the changed fabric of the country. … Read more

Australia’s next prime minister comes from humble beginnings | National policy

Australia's next prime minister comes from humble beginnings |  National policy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician shaped by his humble beginnings in life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in suburban Sydney. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing himself as the only candidate with a “non-Anglo Celtic name” … Read more

Australia’s next prime minister comes from humble beginnings | United States government and politics

Australia's next prime minister comes from humble beginnings |  United States government and politics

By ROD McGUIRK – Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician shaped by his humble beginnings in life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in suburban Sydney. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing himself as the only … Read more

Buffalo supermarket shooting deepened ‘food desert’ in black neighborhood

Buffalo supermarket shooting deepened 'food desert' in black neighborhood

The accused shooter who killed 10 people and injured three others at a grocery store in a predominantly black Buffalo neighborhood was fueled by racism, authorities say. Its targeted location, a favorite place to buy fresh fruit, produce and groceries in an area with few options for food shoppers, was surrounded by a so-called food … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine as West promises Kyiv new arms | Politics

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine as West promises Kyiv new arms |  Politics

TORETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pounded eastern Ukraine on Tuesday as the US defense secretary promised to “keep moving heaven and earth” to get Kyiv the weapons it needs to repel the new offensive even as Moscow warned such support risked widening the war. Two months into the devastating conflict, Western arms have already helped … Read more

Opinion: The gathering stagflationary storm will rattle markets, economies and societies

Opinion: The gathering stagflationary storm will rattle markets, economies and societies

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)— The new reality with which many advanced economies and emerging markets must reckon is higher inflation and slowing economic growth. And a big reason for the current bout of stagflation is a series of negative aggregate supply shocks that have curtailed production and increased costs. This should come as no surprise. … Read more