Why this won’t be the Budget that Jeremy Hunt wanted

By Faisal Islam Economics editor Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Not where they want to be? Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt 1 March 2024 Next week was supposed to be a major moment in the Conservatives’ election campaign. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt would have stood up in the Commons and delivered the … Read more

‘The worst situation I’ve ever seen’: Aid workers reveal conditions of those living in Gaza

For the last 25 years, pediatrician Dr. John Kahler has participated in humanitarian aid missions around the world from Syria to Haiti to Tanzania. Despite providing medical services for years, Kahler said treating people in Gaza amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war is incomparable to the work he’s done in other areas. “This is just by … Read more

Office of Public Affairs | Commodities Trading Company Will Pay Over $661M to Resolve Foreign Bribery Case

Gunvor S.A. (Gunvor), an international commodities trading company based in Switzerland, has pleaded guilty and will pay over $661 million to resolve an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Gunvor’s guilty plea stemmed from the company’s corrupt scheme to pay substantial bribes to Ecuadorean government officials … Read more

Houthi fight extracts heavy cost on Pentagon

More than two months of direct fighting with the Houthis has heavily taxed the U.S. military, which is expending a significant amount of money to take down cheap drones, launch retaliatory strikes and defend against rebels who are, in turn, shooting down pricey American drones.  In most cases, the U.S. is launching $2 million defense missiles … Read more

Ukraine’s Moral Reality – The Dispatch

Dear Reader (even those of you who finally got your hands on a Dune: Part 2 popcorn bucket), I’m in favor of supporting Ukraine in its resistance to Russian imperial aggression.  My position has a heavy dose of idealism and moralism to it. I don’t deny that. Nor do I think this is a very … Read more

They used to swim and play on the beach in northern Gaza. Now these children are wondering if they’ll ever return home

CNN  —  Before the war, Mohammed Hamouda and his wife, Dina, would stroll along beaches in northern Gaza, where their three young children loved to swim, eat ice cream, and ride camels on the shoreline. On other days, the family of five sat with relatives on the balcony overlooking a green garden at their home in … Read more

Northern Gaza hospital shut, food trucks arrive

Israel hints at progress in Gaza truce talks with Hamas amid conflict A temporary truce between Israeli and Hamas forces is inching its way toward possibly being reached. Scripps News Editor’s Note: This page is a summary of news on the Israel-Hamas war for Wednesday, Feb. 28. For the latest news on the conflict in … Read more

The Intercept: New York Times Exposé Lacks Evidence to Claim Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence Oct. 7

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. The New York Times is reportedly conducting an internal investigation to identify the source behind leaked information about its coverage of Israel and Gaza. According to Vanity … Read more