How and when to phase out COVID-19 relief programmes is one of the most difficult policy problems that the Biden administration will have to solve. Eventually the virus will be vanquished, and the US government won’t be able to keep large
The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is “unlikely” without a vaccine, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund is estimating this month that global growth for 2021 will be about 6%, the same as forecast in April, but with some countries growing faster and others more slowly, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
The IMF on Friday proposed a $50 billion plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to expand immunisation drives around the world, while vaccine firms pledged to supply billions of doses to poorer nations by the end of next year.
It was a diplomatic breakthrough. Five American prisoners in Iran, three of them Iranians with American citizenship, and two unnamed Americans have been released in exchange for five Iranians in American prisons, and de-freezing of $6 billion Iranian fund in South Korea. The response to the development in the US carried political
When Chuck Todd announced in June that he would be retiring as host of “Meet the Press,” not a few people who take politics seriously breathed a sigh of relief: No more of Todd’s insight-free, planed-down, both-sides-do-it horse race approach to news. The NBC News publicity machine immediately built up Todd’s successor,
Amir Khan is looking for love. No, that’s not to foreshadow his next involvement in a reality TV show, following his stint on I’m A Celebrity... and the success of Meet The Khans. Rather, Amir Khan is still seeking the adulation of a generation whose hearts he captured at the Athens Olympics, and whose love has wavered in the two
The saying that age is just a number is, in reality, just not true. When it comes to other people’s perspective, age is how you look, how you dress and how you act in public because, whether you like it or not, there will always be people you know, and people you don’t know, who will be ready to judge you. This is the case in most cultures