Posts tagged as push

Trump’s Afghanistan decision pushes country toward vote

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. Now, with an agreement to end America’s longest war on hold, Afghanistan suddenly faces a presidential vote amid warnings that it’s not ready — and the threat of even more…

Australia faces opioid crisis as companies push drugs abroad

By Kristen Gelineau on Thursday, September 5, 2019

The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia’s ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people from collecting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. Yet even as thousands died, the coroners’ pleas were met largely with silence. “For what it is worth, I add my voice…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

French prime minister calls for global peace

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the ceremony alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, among other dignitaries from other countries. They paid a last…

Rising grain prices will push food prices up – Lithuanian producers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Higher grain prices, which have gone up by a third, will soon be reflected on the food shelves as prices of flour, bread, as well as meat, chicken and eggs are set to rise. Gintaras Bagodas of grain processing company Kauno Grudai says grain prices are being pushed up by worse than expected crops in Russia and across Europe. Tautvydas Barstys, board chairman of GK Group, believes that flour and…