Egypt increases fuel prices as part of austerity measures

Jun 17, 2018

Egypt increases fuel prices as part of austerity measures

Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement. Prices for ...

Jun 3, 2018

U.N. special rapporteur says American poverty is deepening under Trump

Poverty in the United States is extensive and is deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found. Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme ...

New Nicaragua violence kills six, including American

/ Jun 3, 2018

New Nicaragua violence kills six, including American

Nicaraguan protesters fired homemade mortars to fend off a police crackdown Saturday in new unrest that left at least six people dead, including a U.S. citizen, as the opposition renewed calls for President Daniel Ortega's resignation. But Ortega, the man who has dominated the Central ...

Apr 11, 2018

Trump signs executive order strengthening work requirements for welfare

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to add and strengthen work requirements for public assistance and other welfare programs. The order, signed in private, promotes "common-sense reforms" that policy adviser Andrew Bremberg said would reduce dependence on government programs. "Part of President ...

Mar 30, 2018

Philippines' city of the future: New Clark

by Kieran Guilbert

He may never set foot in New Clark City, but taxi driver Edgard Labitag hopes the Philippines' first green, disaster-resilient, high-tech metropolis will ease the pressure on Manila — meaning fewer hours stuck in traffic and more time with his children. At the wheel on ...