REUTERSGOSPORT, England/LONDON — Chukwudubem Ifeajuna, a nurse in the south of England, loves his job, but next month will walk out for two days as part of British nurses’ biggest ever strike action, which he says is necessary for staff and patient welfare alike.The industrial action on Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 is unprecedented in the British nursing union’s 106-year ...

FREEPIKAn experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study published on Thursday.The two-dose vaccine employs the same messenger RNA (mRNA) technology used in the coronavirus disease ...

You might be able to get toothpaste back in the tube, but not people. Flexible working is here to stay in the UK – as you can see from the fact that weekday ridership on public transport stays stubbornly beneath pre-pandemic levels. Charlotte Boffey, UK Head of Services at Employment Hero looks at a survey of UK knowledge workers which found ...

REUTERSFRANKFURT — The Federal Reserve’s signaling of a slowdown in the pace of US interest rate hikes takes pressure off global peers to keep on raising rates and offers relief to emerging markets, which have suffered their biggest rout in over a decade this year.Central banks around the world have taken their cue from Washington in lifting borrowing costs at ...

152mm artillery ammunition. — MIL.IN.UA/FLICKRPRAGUE/WARSAW — Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning out guns, artillery shells and other military supplies at a pace not seen since the Cold War as governments in the region lead efforts to aid Ukraine in its fight against Russia.Allies have been supplying Kyiv with weapons and military equipment since Russia invaded its neighbour on Feb. ...

REUTERSWhen Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo sat together last week to watch a trial run of a new China-backed high-speed railway, it was a clear sign of their expanding economic involvement. “Begin,” was the command they gave, as the train pulled out of a Bandung station.Projects like this are key to Beijing’s strategy to compete ...

GRAB SINGAPORESINGAPORE — Singapore will extend work injury insurance and pension coverage to food delivery and ride-hailing workers under proposed legislative changes that it aims to implement as early as late 2024, the Manpower Ministry said.The new rules will affect about 73,000 workers who deliver food or drive passengers for companies such as Grab, Gojek, Deliveroo and Delivery Hero’s Foodpanda.Workers ...

Spanish artist Betsy Westendorp, who made a name in the Philippines for her portraits and her atmosferografias, passed away on Nov. 23 in her home in Aravaca, Madrid. She was 94 years old.  Born on Feb. 22, 1927, and raised in Spain, Ms. Westendorp was named after a Dutch aunt who was also an artist. She first arrived in Manila when she ...

In today’s economy, oil and gas are vital resources. They generate energy to power critical facets of the economy, such as transportation and electricity. Oil is also an important material to create products like plastics and chemicals. Thus, the stability of the oil supply, as the Department of Energy (DoE) said, is “of paramount importance to any economy.”From 2000 to ...

Children in a remote area in Palawan now dream of a future where they can be engineers or other professions different from anything they grew up knowing, ever since their village gained access to electricity via Pilipinas Shell’s Access to Energy (A2E) program.Sergio C. Bernal, Jr., Pilipinas Shell vice-president for external and government relations, says that teachers in areas like ...