China records first population decline in 60 years
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China’s population shrank in 2022 for the first time in more than 60 years, a new milestone in the country’s deepening demographic crisis with significant implications for its slowing economy.
The population declined in 2022 to 1.411 billion, down some 850,000 people from the previous year, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced during a Tuesday briefing on annual data.
Asian stock markets sink under global recession fears
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell again Monday as investors wrestled with fears the Federal Reserve and European central banks might be willing to cause a recession to crush inflation.
Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Oil prices rose by almost $1 per barrel but benchmark U.S. crude stayed below $80.
Wall Street fell Friday after the Fed raised its forecast of how long interest rates have to stay elevated to cool inflation that is near a four-decade high. The European Central Bank warned more rate hikes are coming.
That “hawkish rhetoric” indicates “mounting pipeline risks of a global recession,” said Tan Boon Heng of Mizuho Bank in a report.
The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.3% to 3,127.78 despite China’s ruling Communist Party announcing Friday that it will try to reverse an economic slump by stimulating domestic consumption and the real estate market.
Luka Modric’s World Cup dream over
Luka Modric is Croatia’s greatest-ever player, but he was upstaged by arguably the best of all time, Lionel Messi, as Argentina crushed his World Cup dreams in Qatar on Tuesday.
After orchestrating his country’s run to a second straight World Cup semi-final, 37-year-old Modric’s team were swept aside 3-0 by the South American side.
Coach Zlatko Dalic boasted that Croatia — with Modric supported by Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic — had “the best midfield in the world” after their shock quarter-final elimination of Brazil.
That midfield has enabled a nation of just under four million to consistently compete with the world’s strongest teams, but they ran out of steam against a combative Argentina.
“Argentina have an excellent team… and today they had four midfielders and closed the space and tried to play most of the game there,” said Dalic.
Hope and optimism in Morocco ahead of World Cup last-16 match | Qatar World Cup 2022 News
The perennial underachievers are finally soaring at a World Cup.
Morocco are on the verge of qualifying for a World Cup quarter-final, a feat that the team has never achieved in five previous World Cup appearances.
A draw against World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia was followed by a shock win over Belgium and a defeat of Canada in the group stages. Suddenly, Moroccans started believing, wishing for the dream to continue.
On Tuesday, the sun rose in Morocco, bringing hope and expectations.
Most cafés in Morocco now are draped in flags and banners. Some have set special menus and have not only added more TVs but also upgraded the existing ones to bigger and better screens, hoping to attract more patrons.
If fans want to watch the game at a café, they need to go at least two hours prior to kickoff, or reserve a table the night before. Without that, seats are difficult to find.
Global Warming Is Biggest Problem
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Global stocks to grind higher, lacklustre year ahead: Reuters poll
BENGALURU (Reuters) - The global economy needs to find a more solid footing before most stock markets to break out of their torpor, according to market strategists polled by Reuters who have broadly cut their 2023 forecasts compared with three months ago.
That may be a tall order, however, given major central banks still have months to go before pausing one of the swiftest and most aggressive campaigns of interest rate hikes on record.
Following a strong start to the year, equities the world over lost much of their gains following the nadir of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barring a few exceptions such as India, most have struggled to stage a sustained recovery.
Analysts cut their 12-month predictions compared with three months ago for most of the 17 global indexes covered in Reuters polls conducted between Nov. 14-29.
Food memories – New York Amsterdam News
I recently interviewed food editor extraordinaire Jamila Robinson for my podcast The Blackest Questions. I was curious to speak to this amazing Black woman who is a food editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and regional chair of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. There are not many Black people, let alone Black women, in these elite food spaces and as the holidays approach, I was curious to hear from her about the power of memory and community when discussing, cooking, and eating food.
N Korea fires missile, warns US of ‘fiercer’ military responses | Nuclear Weapons News
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile towards its eastern waters, according to officials in Seoul, hours after threatening a “harder military response” to US efforts to boost its security presence in the region.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the short-range ballistic missile was fired from North Korea’s Wonsan area on Thursday.
The missile flew about 240 kilometers (149 miles) and reached an altitude of 47 kilometers (29 miles), the JCS said, adding that the South Korean and US militaries had conducted a “pre-planned” missile defense exercise to shortly before the launch. .
The South Korean military will continue to maintain a ready posture, he said.
Pyongyang has tested a the highest number of missiles this year, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that could fail, although Washington and Seoul expanded scope and scale for their joint military exercises.
Japan was involved in some of the drills.
Why You Don’t Eat Healthy 2.0
This week, we’re celebrating the 100th episode of The Healthy Eating For Busy Women Podcast. It is an honor and a privilege to help you all in this space each week.
To celebrate, I’ve created an updated version of the first episode of this podcast: Why You Don’t Eat Healthy 2.0. I’m sharing the simple and solvable reasons why you struggle with food right now.
This will give you an opportunity to reflect and see which area you most currently struggle with. Whether you’re brand new to the podcast or have been with me since the beginning.
If you solve for these things, you will become a naturally healthy eater. Guaranteed. You will become someone who has control with food — no matter where you’re starting from.
UN Demands Russia Reverse ‘Illegal’ Annexations In Ukraine
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn Russia’s “attempted illegal annexation” of four Ukrainian regions and demand its immediate reversal, a sign of strong global opposition to the seven-month war and Moscow’s attempt to grab its neighbor’s territory.
The vote in the 193-member world body was 143-5 with 35 abstentions. It was the strongest support from the General Assembly for Ukraine and against Russia of the four resolutions it has approved since Russian troops invaded Ukraine Feb. 24.
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