5 signs the world is headed for a recession

New York CNN Business  —  Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff’s edge. The question of a recession is no longer if, but when. Over the past week, the pulse of those flashing red lights quickened as markets grappled with the reality — once speculative, … Read more

Ukraine is ‘making progress’ on the battlefield thanks to skill of soldiers and strategic use of supplied weapons, defense secretary says

CNN  —  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he believes Ukraine is “making progress,” in the Kherson region of the country as they continue to counter Russia’s invasion, adding there has been a “kind of change in the battlefield dynamics.” Austin attributed the change to the skill of Ukrainian soldiers and their strategic use of … Read more

Live updates: Ian recovery efforts continue in Florida and the Carolinas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alone cannot rebuild and provide assistance to all the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, Craig Fugate, former FEMA administrator, told CNN’s Amara Walker Sunday.    When asked what recovery efforts might look like for Floridians who don’t own flood insurance, Fugate said:   “FEMA’s money only goes to people who didn’t have … Read more

Liz Truss admits mistakes on controversial tax cuts plan, but doubles down on it anyway

London CNN  —  British Prime Minister Liz Truss admitted mistakes had been made with her government’s controversial “mini-budget” announced last week – which sent the pound to historic lows and sparked market chaos – but stood by her policies. Speaking to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday morning Truss said: “I do accept we should … Read more

Brazil election: Voting starts in contest marred by violence and fear

São Paulo, Brazil CNN  —  Polls opened in Brazil on Sunday in a presidential election marred by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. While there are nearly a dozen candidates on the ballot, the race has been dominated by two frontrunners and polar opposites: right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former president Luiz … Read more

Putin has his back to the wall with the clock ticking ever louder

CNN  —  Time is running out for Russian President Vladmir Putin, and he knows it. Meanwhile his bombast continues: announcing the annexation of Ukrainian territories on Friday, Putin declared Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson will become part of Russia “forever.” He is rushing to claim a victory and cement slender gains and sue for peace, … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN  —  Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … Read more

Florida governor defends the timing of Lee County officials’ evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian

CNN  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Lee County officials acted appropriately when they issued their first mandatory evacuations on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall on the state, and a day after several neighboring counties issued their orders. “They were following the data, and you remember people were looking initially … Read more

Federal judge rules against Abrams-founded voting rights group in Georgia

CNN  —  A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state’s voting laws. US District Judge Steve Jones ruled against “Fair Fight Action” on claims over Georgia’s “exact match” voter registration policy, absentee ballot cancellation practices and registration inaccuracies. “Although … Read more

Tudor Dixon seeks a culture war in campaign against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

CNN  —  Tudor Dixon, the Republican taking on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November’s midterm election, is turning to tactics that have worked for other Republican winners in competitive governor’s races as she seeks to turn the race into a cultural battle over education, transgender athletes and more. But her clash with a well-funded Democratic … Read more