US-sanctioned attorney general reappointed

Guatemala’s Attorney General Consuelo Porras was reappointed on Monday (May 16) by President Alejandro Giammattei for a new four-year term after the United States put her on a list of personalities “corrupt”. Read alsoMario Vargas Llosa: “Guatemala was the playground of the Americans” “I have taken the decision to appoint the current Attorney General, María … Read more

Iran awaits US response to discussed ‘solutions’

Tehran awaits the response of the United States to the “solutionsdiscussed with the European Union negotiator in charge of coordinating the Iranian nuclear talks, in order to break the impasse by restoring the 2015 agreement, the spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday (May 16th). . Read alsoIranian nuclear: Washington judges … Read more

New EU-US trade talks, against a backdrop of war in Europe

American and European trade officials meet Monday in Saclay in the Paris region for a new meeting of the EU / United States Council on Trade and Technology (TTC), in a context marked by the war in Ukraine. Launched to bring the two blocs together after the departure of the Trump administration, against a backdrop … Read more

great day of mobilization to defend the right to abortion

Large marches are to be held in Washington, New York, Chicago, Austin or Los Angeles, as the Supreme Court looks set to turn back 50 years. “Hands off our bodies!”: Thousands of demonstrators are expected Saturday in the streets of the United States to defend the right to abortion, threatened by the Supreme Court which … Read more

great day of mobilization to defend the right to abortion

Large marches must be held in Washington, New York, Chicago, Austin or Los Angeles, to defend the right to abortion, threatened by the Supreme Court, which seems ready to go back 50 years. “Hands off our bodies!”: Thousands of demonstrators are expected Saturday in the streets of the United States to defend the right to … Read more

consumer confidence deteriorates significantly in May (University of Michigan)

American consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in May, in all categories of the population, and the index measuring it fell to its lowest level since August 2011. The index thus lost 9.4% compared to April, and fell to 59.1 points, according to the preliminary estimate of the University of Michigan survey released on Friday. This deterioration … Read more

rate hike could be faster after summer if inflation persists

A U.S. central bank (Fed) official said on Friday she expects rate hikes of more than half a point as early as September if inflation does not ease, warning that necessary measures could push up unemployment and slow the growth. Read alsoAgribusiness: how inflation sustains itself “Unless there are any big surprises, I expect it … Read more

the Senate confirms the reappointment of Jerome Powell as Fed Chairman for a second term

The US Senate confirmed on Thursday May 12 the reappointment as chairman of the central bank (Fed) of Jerome Powell, chosen by Joe Biden for a second term, in the midst of a series of rate hikes in the face of high inflation. Read alsoIn the United States, employees in a position of strength The … Read more

weekly jobless claims are on the rise again

Weekly jobless claims in the United States increased again last week, passing the 200,000 mark, mainly due to seasonal adjustments, say economists who rule out large layoffs for the moment. From May 1 to 7, 203,000 people applied for unemployment benefit, 1,000 more than the previous week, the number of which was also revised upwards, … Read more

A Cuvier’s beaked whale discovered on a Corsican beach

A 6-meter, one-ton Cuvier’s beaked whale ran aground on a beach in Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio (Corse-du-Sud), we learned on Wednesday from the town and CARI association. Read alsoSeawater desalination creates too much pollution “She was seen drifting Monday and discovered yesterday (Tuesday) late morning in the town of Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio“, told AFP Catherine Cesarini, … Read more