Other countries are tipping into recession — and could drag the U.S. along

Jun 20, 2023
Among them are New Zealand, Germany and, probably, China.
Germany is among the nations around the world facing a recession linked to their battles with inflation. Above, a Christmas market in Heidelberg.
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Job loss for women is a major issue in New Zealand's "COVID election"

Oct 16, 2020
Women make up more than 90% of people who have lost their jobs during COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand.
Women make up the large majority of people who lost their jobs due to coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand. Pictured: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.
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Bellingcat, a research and investigative journalism site, is collecting and archiving social posts that show videos and images of rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol last week.
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Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Aug 21, 2015
Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.

New Zealand: First smoke-free country?

May 25, 2012
This week New Zealand announced the price on cigarettes will rise by 40 percent over the next four years -- to more than $15 U.S. a pack -- as part of an effort to eliminate smoking in New Zealand completely by 2025.

Volcano export woes bring New Zealand windfall

Apr 20, 2010
We reported yesterday that the airline snafu caused by Eyjafjallajokull's eruption has had a severe impact on domestic and international imports...