The ridiculous price hike of this basic household item shows how bad inflation is in Canada

While house prices in Toronto remain completely unaffordable despite an apparent lull in the market and rents continue to jump to new heights, residents are also facing rising costs of living in every other aspect as inflation wreaks havoc on all of our wallets. Most Canadians have been unable to keep up with increased prices … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Ukraine halted oil flows to Europe over payment difficulties, Russia’s Transneft . says

The receiving station of the Druzhba oil pipeline between Hungary and Russia is seen at the Danube Refinery of the Hungarian MOL Group in Szazhalombatta, Hungary, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine Pipeline Operator Was Paid, But Money Back – Transneft Shipments stopped since 4 … Read more

Thompson-Herah and Kiplimo complete gold double to lighten Games

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah ran to victory in the 200m and Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo held onto the men’s win in the 5,000m to complete Saturday’s contrasting gold doubles the Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium. After taking gold in the 100m on Wednesday, Thompson-Herah made it look easy again … Read more

Kabul bombing leaves eight dead, more than 20 injured

KABUL, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – A bomb explosion on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of the city where members of the Shia Muslim community’s minority meet regularly. Islamic State, … Read more

China’s car maker decline is a global warning

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares holds a press conference after a meeting with unions in Turin, Italy, March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug. 5 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Political meddling is just one of the problems facing western automakers in China. Stellaantis (STLA.MI), Chief Executive Carlos … Read more

WA monkeypox spread unlikely according to Prime Minister Mark McGowan as WA COVID cases plummet

Monkeypox vaccines will arrive in Western Australia within days, after the state registered the first case of the disease in a traveler returning from abroad. Most important points: Monkeypox vaccines will arrive in WA in a week Experts say risk of monkeypox outbreak in WA is low The number of active COVID cases in the … Read more

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukraine ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Eastern battles “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukrainian troops endanger civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to move forward ISTANBUL/KIEV, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Three ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a recently … Read more

Key WA companies want more to be done to address the state’s chronic shortages of skilled labor

Major Western Australian companies want key barriers to migration removed to increase skilled workers and address a serious skills shortage, described by the state government as one of the biggest obstacles to the economy. Most important points: The Perth Committee is made up of key WA companies and institutions It has released a three-year plan … Read more