Strikes cripple UK railways, unions warn of more

Passengers board a tube at Stratford station as train services continue to be disrupted after the nationwide strike by members of the railways, maritime transport and transport union, along with workers from London Underground, in London on Wednesday. (File photo: AP) LONDON: Strikes paralyzed Britain‘s rail network on Thursday as union bosses, train companies and … Read more

Biden’s bald head and more

Diary of disturbing misinformation and dangerous delusions Find the difference: How do you deal with inflation? — New York Times, June 2 179 Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t Panic About Inflation – New York Times, August 18, 2021 Inflation may have already peaked. The Fed must be careful. — New York Times, February 11 The Week … Read more

UK confirms local monkeypox transmission

LONDON: Britain is seeing daily infections from the rare monkeypox virus unrelated to travel to West Africa, where the disease is endemic, a health official said Sunday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said new figures would be released on Monday, after registering 20 cases on Friday. When asked whether community transmission is now the … Read more

New row over street harassment law to protect women and girls

Another row has erupted after a government adviser suggested calls to criminalize street harassment were blocked. Nimco Ali, The Independent adviser on tackling violence against women and girls, suggested the plan would be pushed back by parts of the government. In an interview on BBC’s Political Thinking with Nick Robinson, Ali seemed to hint that … Read more