Afghanistan is ‘weeks to months’ from economic collapse, experts say

Afghanistan is ‘weeks to months’ from economic collapse, experts say

[ad_1] Afghanistan’s economy is headed toward collapse without swift action from the international community, experts have warned.  The country’s cash-based economy was struggling before the Taliban’s recent ascension, and the Islamic movement’s sudden takeover has left the country’s finances in limbo — with assets frozen, banks closed and crucial foreign aid stalled.  There’s little faith that the … Read more

Six months ago I set out to buy beds for my children. Seasons passed. The beds did not come | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] It has been a year of unprecedented supply chain problems. Covid-19 is a major contributor, and a ship being steered in the Suez Canal like Austin Powers manoeuvring a three-point turn certainly did not help. Delays have hit home decor particularly hard, with people growing so sick of their own abodes that furniture shops … Read more

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The leader of the far-right Proud Boys was sentenced Monday to more than five months in jail after admitting that he burned a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in Washington during a pro-Trump demonstration in December. Henry Tarrio, known to followers as Enrique, was arrested Jan. 4 … Read more

U.S. says people should wait 8 months before a 3rd vaccine dose. But some aren’t holding off.

U.S. says people should wait 8 months before a 3rd vaccine dose. But some aren't holding off.

[ad_1] Kris Fredrick, an engineer at a television station in Amarillo, Texas, felt relieved when he got a second dose of the Moderna vaccine Feb. 1. But when the delta variant of the coronavirus started to spread across the U.S., Fredrick became unsettled. He has diabetes and hypertension, so he was worried he remained vulnerable … Read more