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Macron allies seek to find majority after France poll blow

Macron loses parliament majority in stunning setback

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday lost his parliamentary majority after major election gains by a newly formed left-wing alliance and the far right, in a stunning blow to his plans for major second-term reform. The result from Sunday’s second round poll threw French politics into turmoil, raising the prospect of a paralysed legislature or …

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EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis - ABC News

EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis – ABC News

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top diplomat said on Monday he has written to all African foreign ministers to explain that the bloc’s sanctions on Russia are not responsible for the looming global food crisis, and pledged to work out ways for exports of food and fertilizers to reach their continent. The EU has not …

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Elon Musk says media is 'obviously overwhelmingly negative' and he loves Twitter because it lets him get his message directly to people

Elon Musk says media is ‘obviously overwhelmingly negative’ and he loves Twitter because it lets him get his message directly to people

Elon Musk speaks at an event in Austin, Texas, on April 7, 2022.Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk explained to Twitter’s staff why he loves the company so much. The platform allows him to avoid negative bias in the media, he said. Musk met with Twitter employees for the first time since …

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The stock market's nightmare scenario of a 50% drop is now more likely after the 'stubborn' Fed's biggest rate hike in decades, hedge-fund strategist says

The stock market’s nightmare scenario of a 50% drop is now more likely after the ‘stubborn’ Fed’s biggest rate hike

The Federal Reserve, led by Jerome Powell, raised interest rates earlier this month.Samuel Corum/Getty Images A “stubborn” Federal Reserve has increased the likelihood of a prolonged recession, according to Axonic Capital’s Peter Cecchini.  That’s because the Fed could cause economic whiplash that leads it to cutting interest rates sooner than expected. “The 1970’s drawdown scenario …

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I became a 'dad for hire' because I missed parenting. I've assembled furniture, given car-loan advice, and even attended a parent-teacher conference.

I became a ‘dad for hire’ because I missed parenting…

Jeff Yablon.Courtesy of Jeff Yablon Retired NYC businessman and father of three Jeff Yablon launched Rent-a-Dad in 2018. He offers services like assembling furniture, providing tech support, and giving car-loan guidance. Here’s what his job is like, as told to writer Jenny Powers. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Jeff Yablon, the …

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Vans Without Borders Ukraine Vital Aid Fundraiser - a Community crowdfunding project in Ukraine by Jack Ross

Vans Without Borders Ukraine Vital Aid Fundraiser – a Community crowdfunding project in Ukraine by Jack Ross

From late May the Vans Without Borders team returned to Ukraine to deliver humanitarian aid as well as medical assistance to refugees and  individuals who have become impoverished as a consequence of Russia’s illegal war. Alongside directly supporting those in areas devastated by Russia we have also teamed up with a variety of organizations that …

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