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Inflation hits record 10% in 19 EU countries using euro

Inflation hits record 10% in 19 EU countries using euro

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the European countries using the euro currency has broken into double digits as prices for electricity and natural gas soar , signaling a looming winter recession for one of the globe's major economies as higher
Unpaid internships face new scrutiny as barriers to careers

Unpaid internships face new scrutiny as barriers to careers

The value of an internship is unmistakable. It teaches marketable skills, it builds professional networks, and it helps students test-drive careers.
No single fix for anti-Indigenous racism in Canada's health-care system: doctor

No single fix for anti-Indigenous racism in Canada's health-care system: doctor

Bernice Thorassie couldn't help but speak up on behalf of a patient in the emergency room of a northern Manitoba hospital after being treated there herself and noticing staff attitudes that smacked of anti-Indigenous racism.
Canada terror rules unchanged as Afghans face humanitarian crisis and winter looms

Canada terror rules unchanged as Afghans face humanitarian crisis and winter looms

OTTAWA — Opposition parties and aid groups say the Trudeau government is dragging its feet in carving out exemptions to anti-terrorism laws to allow humanitarian groups to reach desperate people in Afghanistan.
Wave of retirement hits Canadian workforce as healthcare, education lose workers

Wave of retirement hits Canadian workforce as healthcare, education lose workers

TORONTO — Canada is facing a wave of retirements driven by workers in high-pressure sectors, with an increasing number retiring before they turn 65.
Dining in the dark: Brussels eateries tackle energy crunch

Dining in the dark: Brussels eateries tackle energy crunch

BRUSSELS (AP) — While European Union nations are still mulling a cap on gas prices, some businesses are more in a hurry for solutions to the continent's energy crisis.
'Big impact': UK economic chaos, pound plunge hit businesses

'Big impact': UK economic chaos, pound plunge hit businesses

LONDON (AP) — Like many small business owners in Britain, Harry Niazi hoped for government help to keep his south London fish and chip shop going in the face of rocketing energy bills and soaring inflation.
Lebanon's dwindling rain leaves farmers struggling for water

Lebanon's dwindling rain leaves farmers struggling for water

HARF BEIT HASNA, Lebanon (AP) — Farmers in a small town perched on a northern Lebanese mountain have long refused to accept defeat even as the government abandoned them to a life off the grid. Harf Beit Hasna receives almost no basic services.
Woman braves Hurricane Ian flood to check on stranger's mom

Woman braves Hurricane Ian flood to check on stranger's mom

Christine Bomlitz became more and more distraught as Hurricane Ian gained in ferocity Wednesday, sweeping across southwest Florida. Hours passed, but there was still no word from her 84-year-old mother. Thursday morning came.
After Ian, the effects in southwest Florida are everywhere

After Ian, the effects in southwest Florida are everywhere

Hurricane Ian was over southwest Florida for only a few hours. It will take months to clean up all the damage. Maybe longer. And some of the destruction can’t be cleaned up at all.