UK’s Boris Johnson faces new threat of confidence vote over lockdown parties

A damning official report published last week detailed a series of illegal parties at Johnson’s Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns, prompting a new wave of calls for the Conservative prime minister to step aside LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing the growing threat of a confidence vote as two … Read more

Ukraine’s embattled farmers running on empty as world faces food crisis

After making it through the spring planting season, sometimes with the help of bulletproof vests and helmets, Ukraine’s farmers are facing another challenge – finding enough diesel for the harvest to come. The war with Russia cut fuel supplies just as farmers stepped up work for the spring season and they have lost about 85% … Read more

Patrick Beverley faces backlash from NBA stars over Chris Paul rant

Patrick Beverley’s roast of Chris Paul on ESPN’s morning shows wasn’t well-received by some past and present NBA stars. Beverley — who appeared on Monday’s episodes of “Get Up” and “First Take,” just hours after Paul and the Suns were eliminated by the Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series — said … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali faces trial over woman’s #MeToo-era groping claim

The celebrity chef goes on trial over claims that he forcibly groped and kissed a woman BOSTON, USA – Celebrity chef Mario Batali goes on trial on Monday, May 9 over claims that he forcibly groped and kissed a woman in the only case to result from multiple #MeToo-era claims of sexual harassment and assault … Read more

Watford terrified of “relentless” Liverpool as Hodgson faces precarious fight – Liverpool FC

Roy Hodgson will be hoping to dent former club Liverpool’s Premier League title dream on Saturday, as his Watford side head to Anfield. The Reds are back in action after the international break, as this potentially legendary season reaches its most pivotal stage. Jurgen Klopp’s men host a Watford side sitting 18th in the table … Read more

Badoy faces another complaint at Ombudsman over red-tagging Robredo

The progressive groups who filed the complaint say Facebook’s ‘continued refusal’ to act on disinformation, as well as ‘libelous and hateful remarks’ Badoy used against the Vice President, compelled them to bring the case to the Ombudsman MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy faces yet another complaint before the Office of … Read more

The jobs – and aging faces – behind South Korea’s record low unemployment numbers

The heavy concentration of job increases in the elderly population shows the fragile nature of the South Korean economy, experts say SEOUL, South Korea – At age 69, Kim Jung-mi holds three jobs: she spends three hours getting a two-year-old home from kindergarten every weekday for $9 per hour, then washes vegetables at a store … Read more

After red-tagging Robredo, Badoy faces suspension threat at Ombudsman

‘Defaming and intimidating a fellow public official, much more ordinary citizens, is not appropriate to the position of Usec Badoy,’ complainants say in Filipino MANILA, Philippines – After red-tagging Vice President Leni Robredo and members of the progressive Makabayan bloc in Congress, serial red-tagger Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy faced more complaints calling for her immediate suspension. … Read more

World faces food crisis due to Ukraine war, Russia’s fertilizer and coal king says

‘The events in Ukraine are truly tragic. We urgently need peace,’ says billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who is Russian but was born in Belarus and has a Ukrainian mother LONDON, United Kingdom – A global food crisis looms unless the war in Ukraine is stopped because fertilizer prices are soaring so fast that many farmers can … Read more