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11 Wholesome Analyses By A Teacher Of His 1st Graders’ Answers To What They’d Do As Presidents Of The World

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While it is certainly challenging to be a teacher—after all, it’s the teacher that fosters a kid’s love and thirst for all things knowledge—it’s not all seriousness as there is a lot of fun to be had. This one had his first graders answer a very simple question: what would......

Analysis: Raised fist, dangling handcuffs: a snapshot of Cuban dissent

Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) – A striking image is circulating this week on social media in Cuba: a dissident pumping his fist in the air, handcuffs dangling from one wrist, after friends and neighbors helped him evade arrest by police in Havana. A man who did not want to be identified shows......

Analysis: Russian military buildup raises stakes as fighting in Ukraine intensifies

Reuters
MOSCOW/KYIV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of troop carriers and missile launchers sit on flatbed wagons lining up along tracks running through southern Russia, in a region bordering Ukraine. A still image from video shows tanks and military vehicles in Maslovka, Voronezh Region, Russia April 6, 2021. Video taken April 6, 2021.......

Analysis: Mexico vs Brazil: Populist presidents confound investors

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When a left wing populist and a far-right lawmaker rose to power in Latin America’s two largest economies, investors thought they knew who was going to show them the money. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Sao Sebastiao neighbourhood......

Analysis: High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power

Reuters
By Susanna Twidale, Nora Buli LONDON(Reuters) – Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy. FILE......

Analysis: Biden White House tries to craft gun executive orders that can’t be undone

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is trying to craft a series of executive actions for President Joe Biden to sign to try to limit gun violence, hoping they cannot be quickly dismantled in court, according to aides and gun safety groups. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the mass......

Analysis: Myanmar’s neighbour Thailand unlikely to toughen stance on coup

Reuters
By Kay Johnson, Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand has slightly hardened its language on Myanmar by saying it is “gravely concerned” about escalating bloodshed since a Feb. 1 coup, but close military ties and fears of a flood of refugees mean it is unlikely to go further, analysts say.......

Power play – India wields oil ‘weapon’ to cut dependence on Saudi

Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East – days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts – it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps. FILE PHOTO:......

As Iran toughens stance, hopes for nuclear thaw before June diminish

Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – The odds of Washington and Tehran making progress to revive the 2015 nuclear deal before Iran’s June elections have dwindled after Iran opted to take a tougher stance before returning to talks, diplomats and officials said. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International......

Analysis: Europe’s COVID setbacks risk another summer travel washout

Reuters
By Sarah Young, Laurence Frost LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s airlines and travel sector are bracing for a second lost summer, with rebound hopes increasingly challenged by a hobbled COVID-19 vaccine rollout, resurgent infections and new lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: A woman on Porto Katsiki beach on the island of Lefkada, Greece,......

Analysis: Dollar snapback may jolt post-pandemic recovery

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A pause in the U.S. dollar’s steep downtrend shows signs of morphing into a more robust rebound, posing a threat to post-pandemic economic recovery and investment flows into emerging markets. FILE PHOTO: U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul February......

Analysis: Global bond rout puts BOJ’s yield curve control in spotlight

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s success in controlling the shape of the bond market’s yield curve could tempt other central banks to consider deploying similar tactics as they grapple with a rise in borrowing costs that could cripple their economies. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask......

Analysis: Hedge funds worry about market fallout from Tesla, ARK and spiking yields

Reuters
(Reuters) – Some hedge fund managers are getting concerned about the money that has flooded into high-flying stocks like Tesla and the popular ARK fund as bond yields spike and growth stocks take a hit. FILE PHOTO: Traders wear masks as they work on the floor of the New York......

Covid-19 Live Updates: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Protects Against Severe Illness and May Reduce Transmission, F.D.A. Analyses Find

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Jacqui Dallimore, a research nurse, delivering a shot to a volunteer in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial at the Desmond Tutu H.I.V. Foundation Youth Center in Masiphumelele, South Africa, in December.Credit…Joao Silva/The......

New analyses show Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine works well.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The one-shot coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson provides strong protection against severe disease and death from Covid-19, and may reduce the spread of the virus by vaccinated people, according to new analyses posted online by the......

Column: U.S. spillover risks stifling Europe and spurring ECB into action

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – When U.S. interest rates sneeze, Europe catches a cold. Rolled Euro banknotes are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Market anxiety about the inflationary impact of the U.S. government’s massive planned spending boost is driving up U.S. Treasury yields......

Analysis: Draghi takes the reins as Italian PM, now comes the hard part

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Italians’ hopes in Mario Draghi could hardly be higher. But the former European Central Bank chief, who was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister on Saturday, will have a tough time fulfilling them. FILE PHOTO: Incoming Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi leaves after a meeting......

Analysis: Indian ARC may only give banks respite from toxic debt flood

Reuters
By Nupur Anand, Aftab Ahmed MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s plan to set up a bad bank may boost valuations and ease short-term stress for state-owned lenders, but bankers and sector insiders are concerned it will not solve deeper problems. A man walks past a logo of State Bank......

Analysis: GameStop’s ‘Reddit rally’ puts scrutiny on social media forums

Reuters
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Social media services including Facebook Inc and Reddit restrict discussions about weapons, drugs and other illegal activity, but their rules do not specifically mention another lucrative regulated good: stocks. FILE PHOTO: Reddit mascots are displayed at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California April 15, 2014.......

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