BBC published a report saying half a million people in Scotland are living in very deep poverty, an anti-poverty charity report has found. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRT) said poverty for working people was growing and 10% of employees were in locked in persistent low pay, with women and ethnic minorities most at risk, and 60% of children in poverty have at least one working parent.
Some 60 million ducks are to be vaccinated in France over the next year as the country embarks on a campaign to combat bird flu and put an end to mass culls, which cost the poultry industry millions every year.
Spanish political party leaders were called in for a new round of talks with King Felipe VI on Monday ahead of a fresh attempt to form a new government. After July's general election produced a strung parliament consisting of 350 legislators from 11 different parties, coalition-building has proven difficult.
Several Brazilian ministries have joined efforts in a desperate attempt to impede the gigantic Amazon basin and its fluvial network from continuing to lose water, result of a scorching drought and insufficient rainfall.
Oil prices started to gradually recover during July, from a depressed second quarter, with the OPEC+ production cuts and the additional one million bpd reduction from the Saudi Arabia wells.
The World Bank cut its economic growth forecast for China for 2024, citing continued difficulties in the domestic market including the property crisis and a fading rebound from the re-opening this year.
Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services (MDIC) has improved its projections for a foreign trade surplus this year from US$ 84.7 billion to US$ 93 billion, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.
The United Nations Security Council Monday acquiesced to the sending of an international force to help Haiti’s authorities get the country back on track amid mounting gang violence. Thirteen of the 15 council members voted for the mission. China and Russia abstained.
Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa announced Monday that he would not wait for the results of the Oct. 22 polls to send to Congress the bill for the creation of the new digital currency he announced during Sunday's electoral debate. We are going to launch the Argentine digital currency, Massa told the C5N network.
After British Secretary James Cleverly announced Sunday that he would be traveling to the Falklands to show his support for the Islanders' self-determination, the Argentine government replied that it was an “unnecessary provocation.”