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World Health Organization Emergency Consultation on Monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to hold an emergency meeting due to the sudden global outbreak of monkeypox. Experts will consider whether the alarm should be raised. The WHO could declare a public health emergency of…

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World Health Organization Emergency Consultation on Monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to hold an emergency meeting due to the sudden global outbreak of monkeypox. Experts will consider whether the alarm should be raised. The WHO could declare a public health emergency of international concern, observers say. At the end of January 2020, the WHO issued a warning about the coronavirus outbreak. The WHO experts also discuss the…

Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder of Unarmed Ukrainian Civilian

A Russian soldier on trial in Ukraine for war crimes has pleaded guilty to the murder of an unarmed civilian. He admits the facts of which he is accused. This is the first war crimes trial since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old soldier from Irkutsk in Siberia, allegedly shot and killed an unarmed civilian with a Kalashnikov in the first days of the Russian…

Walmart Falls on Positive Wall Street After Disappointing Data

On Tuesday, Walmart was among the largest decliners on the New York stock exchanges, which rebounded sharply after the recent price declines. The supermarket group made less profit than expected last quarter due to higher costs for fuel and wages. The company scaled back its profit forecasts. CEO Doug McMillon spoke of "unusual circumstances" given the high inflation in the United States.…

EU and US Create Warning System for Impending Semiconductor Shortages

The European Union and the United States are joining forces to detect possible shortages of semiconductors (chips) earlier. In this way, they want to make their economies more resilient to supply chain disruptions. In Paris on Monday, the European Commission met for the second time with the US administration in the framework of the Trade and Technology Council (TCC), which was established…

Amazon Deforestation has Increased Significantly Recently, WWF Warns

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), deforestation in the Amazon region in Brazil has increased sharply in the first months of this year. The nature organisation calculates that almost 70 percent more rainforest was cleared than in the preceding months. The WWF makes a connection with the upcoming presidential elections in Brazil and with the war in Ukraine. According to the…

US Central Bank Wants Quick Rate Hikes to Slow Down This Year’s Inflation in US

The US central bank (Fed) is likely to implement several rate hikes this year. This is necessary to curb inflation without causing higher unemployment. John Williams, chairman of the Fed's New York branch, said Tuesday at a conference of the German Bundesbank and the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). “The challenge for monetary policy today is clear: reduce inflation…

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