A man sits on his window sill in Islington, London, as the coronavirus disease continues to spread in Britain. (File/Reuters)
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Just when we thought that the Omicron crisis was the last of its kind, in comes the news like a sledgehammer: the discovery of a new COVID variant in France, temporarily called ‘IHU’. The new variant from the lineage named B.1.640.2
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A month into the nation’s largest strike involving higher education, the work stoppage by University of California academic workers at 10 campuses is causing stress for many students who are facing canceled classes, no one to answer their questions and uncertainty about how they will be graded as they wrap up the year.
The lament of the death of the high street is not a new tune. It’s been played across the North, the West Midlands and the more deprived parts of the rest of the UK for several years now. The story of boarded up shop fronts, anti-social behaviour and plunging civic pride has been a central pillar of the discourse around levelling up since
This holiday season, working families across America are struggling through the worst bout of inflation in decades. A typical household has lost more than $7,000 in purchasing power since January 2021 due to prices rising faster than incomes. The primary cause of this inflation has been dramatic increases in federal spending