New Zealand’s government says it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm.”.
TAIPEI – Taiwan expressed “dissatisfaction and regret” over the World Health Organization’s failure to invite it to attend an upcoming annual assembly in Geneva, amid diplomatic pressure from China to isolate the island.
Indonesia is lifting a monthlong ban on palm oil export, citing improvements in the supply and domestic price of bulk cooking oil.
Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change.
Japan has recorded a trade deficit in April as imports ballooned 28% as energy prices soared while the yen remained weak.
Four EU countries plan to speed up the continent’s green transition and help wean it off Russian energy imports through a large new project to build wind farms in the North Sea.
The United Nations is significantly lowering its forecast for global economic growth this year from 4% to 3.1%.
Qatar has committed to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funds.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to New York this week to chair a United Nations meeting on food security and discuss its link with conflict with the Security Council, the State Department said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – Investigators probing the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action taken on the flight deck, with no evidence so far of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said.