Category: Global Overview

The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

The Hill's Morning Report — Under fire, Biden urges Congress to act on abortion

President Biden on Thursday said the Supreme Court’s decision to turn abortion law over to the states was an “outrageous” move that threw more than women’s rights and medical decisions…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

SCOTUS ruling ups pressure on Schumer to strike climate deal with Manchin

The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to dramatically limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of power plants puts new pressure on Senate Majority Leader Charles…

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The Hill, International | July 1, 2022

Hong Kong 25 years later: Why it matters for the US

The fight for Hong Kong’s autonomy faces a grim future on the 25th anniversary of the territory’s handover back to China from the United Kingdom. What began on July 1,…

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The Hill, Finance | July 1, 2022

House negotiators advance final appropriations bills

House negotiators have advanced spending bills worth more than $1 trillion for the coming fiscal year as the chamber’s leadership seeks to put a bow on its messy appropriations work.…

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) | July 1, 2022

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Is Launched—Sort Of

By Claude Barfield As noted in my latest piece, on May 23, 2022, in Tokyo, President Biden kicked off a process leading to a future US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).…

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Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) | July 1, 2022

¿Cómo reformar el comercio internacional para garantizar el acceso universal a los alimentos?

Rusia y Ucrania juegan un rol estratégico en los mercados mundiales de productos básicos, y especialmente en la exportación de trigo. El impacto de la guerra entre estos dos países…

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Turkey scores with NATO brinkmanship, flexing geopolitical veto

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

China's Xi says Hong Kong 'cannot afford chaos' after 2019 protests

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Apple hikes prices on products in Japan, with iPhone 13 up 19%

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

China's Xi says Hong Kong 'cannot afford to descend into chaos'

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Russia transfers Sakhalin-2 to new operator without compensation

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Japan business mood dims for a 2nd quarter as costs rise: BOJ Tankan

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Japan business mood dims for 2nd quarter as costs rise: BOJ Tankan

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United Nations (UN) Africa | July 1, 2022

With mangrove conservation, Kenya’s coastal communities plant seeds of sustainable ‘blue growth’

The southern ocean border of Kenya and Tanzania is dotted with thick hedges of mangroves – indispensable carbon sinks and spectacular ecosystems teeming with life – that appear to float…

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Russia will replace Sakhalin-2 project operator with new company

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Newsom signs pivotal plastics bill into California law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law on Thursday a landmark bill that will significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging and utensils in the state over the next decade. The…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Wildfires and mass extinction events

An ancient mass extinction that nearly wiped out life on Earth was accompanied by continent-spanning wildfires, a new study has found.   The study, published on Thursday in the journal Palaios, raises the…

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Nikkei Asia | July 1, 2022

Hong Kong marks 25th anniversary of handover to China

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

McConnell threatens semiconductor bill, prompting White House rebuke

A partisan fight erupted over bipartisan legislation aimed at boosting the domestic semiconductor industry on Thursday, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) threatened Republican support for the bill if…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

On The Money — Higher food, gas prices cut into consumer spending

Americans are spending more money on the whole, but they got less with it in May as inflation kept rising. We’ll also look at a potential revival of some of…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

The US needs an urgent refocus on health security

We live in an age of epidemics: SARS-1, bird flu, H1N1, Ebola, Zika, COVID-19, monkeypox, even a highly pathogenic avian strain of influenza threatening the U.S. poultry industry — all…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Defense & National Security — High court sides with Biden over ‘Remain in Mexico’

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the Biden administration in its effort to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy. We’ll talk about the ruling. Plus, we’ll examine…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Health Care — Democrats rev up their drug pricing push

The Stanley Cup, already dented from the Colorado Avalanche’s on-ice celebration, was delivered to the wrong house. (There are worse mistakes to find on your doorstep.) Today in health care, we'll…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s swearing-in a ‘monumental moment’ for Black women

In a historic moment on Thursday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the nation’s first Black female justice to the Supreme Court. Wearing a dark blue dress and…

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The Hill, Columnists | July 1, 2022

Professional American golfers wrong to abandon PGA for LIV Golf

American professional golfers on the PGA Tour bolting for big checks on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League are doing themselves, their chosen sport, and the American communities that have supported…

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