‘Step up now’: UN’s food agency presses billionaires for aid | Food News

Ukraine and Russia export a large chunk of critical food supplies to the international community, but Russia’s war in Ukraine has either interrupted or threatens to halt much of that flow. The head of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is telling billionaires it’s “time to step up” as the global threat of food … Read more

Natural-gas prices under pressure from soaring US demand

An LNG tanker is guided by tug boats at the Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG export unit in Cameron Parish, La., on April 14, 2022.STAFF/Reuters US natural-gas prices have hit their highest level in 14 years as North American producers scramble to replenish supplies with demand soaring and storage levels declining. As Europe seeks to reduce … Read more

Boeing docks Starliner capsule to ISS for the first time | Space News

Boeing’s astronaut capsule reaches International Space Station in uncrewed test do-over after several failed attempts. With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival late on Friday, … Read more

Buffalo mass shooting: Dispatcher who answered 911 call is set to be fired, an official said

CNN — The assistant office manager at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, had already survived one mass shooting. Nearly 12 years ago, Latisha Rogers and her brother, Danyell Mackin, were at City Grill restaurant in Buffalo when a man opened fire, killing Mackin and three others. Four people were wounded, including … Read more

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant | Business and Economy News

A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the flight attendant $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her agreeing not to file a lawsuit over her claim. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet … Read more

China accuses Canada of ‘political manipulation’ over 5G ban of Huawei, ZTE

Visitors take pictures of the Huawei stand on the opening day of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona on February 28, 2022.PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images Beijing has accused Ottawa of “political manipulation” after it moved to ban Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from Canada’s 5G networks. Speaking at a regular press conference on Friday, Chinese … Read more

War in Ukraine leads Japan to rethink pacifism, renew ties with allies and keep wary eyes on China and Russia

A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force takes part in an April 21 military drill on Miyako Island, Okinawa prefecture, next to an anti-ship missile launcher.Issei Kato/Reuters The war in Ukraine has rewritten foreign policy doctrines across not only Europe but also Asia. Nowhere is this more visible than in Japan, where the officially … Read more

Why Investors Should Pay Close Attention To The Disappearing WTI-Brent Spread

The average investor might not think much about the oil price spread between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude, which is usually only a couple of dollars per barrel–but the difference is actually vital, and one that every would-be oil investor needs to understand. To be fair, the price of WTI should be higher … Read more

US stocks suffer biggest daily drop in almost two years | Financial Markets News

Shares of retailers from Walmart Inc to Macy’s Inc were caught in the downdraft. By Stephen Kirkland and Vildana HajricBloomberg Published On 18 May 2022May 18, 2022 US stocks posted the biggest daily drop in almost two years as investors assess the impact of higher prices on earnings and prospects for monetary policy tightening on … Read more

Ex-Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty in George Floyd case | Black Lives Matter News

By entering the plea, Thomas Lane avoided the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder. A former United States police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died in 2020 when a fellow police officer knelt … Read more