34% of Economists in New Survey Expect a U.S. Recession in 2021

Associated Press (WASHINGTON) — A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report being released Monday, said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. That’s up from 25% in a survey taken in February. Only 2% of those polled expect a recession to begin this year, while 38% predict that it will occur in 2020. Trump, however, … Continue reading 34% of Economists in New Survey Expect a U.S. Recession in 2021

John Oliver, Larry David and Wanda Sykes Give Medical Bias the Last Week Tonight Treatment

Melissa Locker John Oliver, Wanda Sykes, and Larry David teamed up to help fight reported bias in medical care on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight. According to Oliver, several studies have shown that bias among doctors leads to a “woman-shaped blind spot in medicine.” For example, researchers found that women are seven times more likely to be misdiagnosed when they are having a heart attack. He also cited a study that claimed that medical bias against people of color resulted in 83,000 needless deaths within the black community. The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed … Continue reading John Oliver, Larry David and Wanda Sykes Give Medical Bias the Last Week Tonight Treatment

Pakistan Says ‘Unprovoked Ceasefire Violations’ by India Kill Two Civilians in Kashmir

Associated Press (ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan said Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but tensions have increased since Aug. 5 when New Delhi changed the status of Indian-administered Kashmir, which is split between the nuclear-armed and claimed by both. Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that civilian casualties occurred Sunday because of “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by India in the border villages of Hot Spring and Chirikot. The ministry said Pakistan summoned an Indian diplomat and … Continue reading Pakistan Says ‘Unprovoked Ceasefire Violations’ by India Kill Two Civilians in Kashmir

Afghanistan Vows to ‘Eliminate’ Islamic State Safe Havens After a Horrific Attack Kills 63 People

Rahim Faiez / AP (KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s president on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. President Ashraf Ghani’s comments came as Afghanistan mourns at least 63 people, including children, killed in the Kabul bombing at a wedding hall late Saturday night. Close to 200 others were wounded. Many outraged Afghans ask whether an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of fighting — America’s longest war … Continue reading Afghanistan Vows to ‘Eliminate’ Islamic State Safe Havens After a Horrific Attack Kills 63 People

More Than a Third of Economists Expect a U.S. Recession in 2021, a Survey Finds

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report being released Monday, said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. That’s up from 25% in a survey taken in February. Only 2% of those polled expect a recession to begin this year, while 38% predict that it will occur in 2020. The … Continue reading More Than a Third of Economists Expect a U.S. Recession in 2021, a Survey Finds

U.K. Government Memos Warn of Food and Drug Shortages in Case of a No-Deal Brexit, a Report Says

Raphael Satter / AP (LONDON) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in the case of a sudden, “no-deal” Brexit. Among the most serious: “significant” disruptions to the supply of drugs and medicine, a decrease in the availability of fresh food and even potential fresh water shortages due to possible interruptions of imported water treatment chemicals. Although the grim … Continue reading U.K. Government Memos Warn of Food and Drug Shortages in Case of a No-Deal Brexit, a Report Says

An Iranian Tanker Sought by the U.S. Is Heading to an Unknown Destination

ARITZ PARRA and HERNAN MUÑOZ / AP GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before midnight. The tanker slowly went south before steering eastwards toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Iran’s ambassador to Britain, … Continue reading An Iranian Tanker Sought by the U.S. Is Heading to an Unknown Destination