Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Latin America





Covid-19: Brazil variant case in England hunted by officials

Health officials are trying to trace one person in England who has been infected with a concerning variant of coronavirus first found in Brazil. They are one of six cases of the P1 variant found in the UK in February. The person is understood to have used a home testing kit but did not complete […]


A beginner’s guide to the Salmond inquiry

For some months now it has been apparent that the greatest threat to Nicola Sturgeon’s position as the uncontested queen of Scottish politics lay within her own movement. Opposition parties could — and did — criticise the Scottish government’s record in government but their efforts were as useful as attempting to sack Edinburgh Castle armed […]


A Small Town in Alabama Tries to Regroup After Losing Two Leaders to Covid-19

CLANTON, Ala.—Mayor Billy Joe Driver oversaw every major development in town during his 36 years in office, and solved countless minor problems. If a pothole appeared or the garbage wasn’t picked up, residents would say, “I’m going to call Billy Joe.” He died of Covid-19 at age 84 last July. His successor, Jeff Mims, 63, […]


More Than 300 Girls Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction

Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, police said in a statement Friday, the latest in a rising tide of high-school abductions across Africa’s most populous nation, where kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative industry. Armed militants broke into the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state at around 1 a.m. […]


Boost to Household Income Primes U.S. Economy for Stronger Growth

U.S. household income jumped 10% in January as the government delivered stimulus payments to households and consumer spending rose 2.4%, priming the economy for a burst in growth this year. The increase in income was the second largest on record, eclipsed only by last April’s increase when the federal government sent an initial round of […]