Thursday, Mar 23, 2023
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Opium production in Myanmar surges to nine-year high
BBC, 26 Jan 2023
The production of opium increased sharply in Myanmar, rising by a third last year, according to the United Nations.
It touched nearly 795 metric tonnes in 2022, nearly double the production in 2021 - 423 metric tonnes - the year of the military coup.
The UN believes this is driven by economic hardship and insecurity, along with higher global prices for the opium resin that is used to make heroin.
The coup plunged much of Myanmar into a continuing civil war.
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LIVE: US, South Korean officials hold news conference ahead of military exercises
Reuters, 23 Mar 2023
US and South Korean military officials hold a news conference after US Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island arrives in Busan to join large-scale Ssangyong amphibious landing...
Hannity: This is a pathetically weak case
FOX, 23 Mar 2023
Fox News host Sean Hannity blasts Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's 'political persecution' case against Trump in Wednesday's opening monologue.
Larry Summers on Fed's latest rate hike
CNN, 23 Mar 2023
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses the Federal Reserve's latest quarter-point interest rate hike with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Creators, lawmakers oppose ban of TikTok at Capitol rally
NBC, 23 Mar 2023
Creators, influencers and lawmakers held a rally on Capitol Hill opposing the ban of social media platform TikTok.
Haiti crisis: International community hesitant to intervene
CA, 23 Mar 2023
Haiti's extreme gang-led violence has created a series of overlapping crises within the country, with its president calling for some form of military aid.
Enfrentamientos en el Líbano: manifestantes intentan asaltar la oficina del Primer Ministro
AP, 23 Mar 2023
(23 Mar 2023) Las fuerzas de seguridad libanesas dispararon gases lacrimógenos para dispersar a cientos de manifestantes, en su mayoría miembros retirados del ejército, que inte...
'Cleanfluencers' take TikTok by storm
AFP, 23 Mar 2023
Marie Kondo may have admitted defeat, but a new generation of "cleanfluencers" is taking social media by storm, with millions watching them scour filthy homes and dole out clean...
3/22: CBS News Prime Time
CBS, 23 Mar 2023
John Dickerson reports on the impact of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike, a preview of the TikTok CEO's testimony on Capitol Hill, and what evidence uncovered in ...
China Denounces Australia-UK-US Submarine Deal
Bloomberg, 23 Mar 2023
China has launched another diplomatic broadside against Australia's
PBS NewsHour full episode, March 22, 2023
PBS, 23 Mar 2023
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates again in the wake of multiple bank failures.
UN holds conference on global water scarcity
DW, 23 Mar 2023
The world's fresh water resources are limited and increasingly at risk. Climate change, a growing demand and poor water management mean water sources around the world are drying...
Press Preview: Thursday's papers
Sky, 23 Mar 2023
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China's consultative democracy at the grassroots level
CGTN, 23 Mar 2023
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Macron embraces rightist 'law & order' politics, will look 'squarely to Republicans' to legislate
FRANCE24, 23 Mar 2023
Andrew Smith, Historian of Modern France at Queen Mary University of London, spoke to FRANCE 24’s François Picard about Macron’s firm stance on pension reform and the complex po...
'He got a fresh start, which I can't have': Why rape victim wants to change UCAS policy
ITV, 23 Mar 2023
Ellie Wilson was a student at the University of Glasgow in 2017, winning awards as an athlete while studying politics.
'Complete nonsense': key moments from Boris Johnson's Partygate grilling
Guardian, 23 Mar 2023
Former prime minister Boris Johnson was left fighting for his political career after a three-and-a-half-hour evidence session with the privileges committee in parliament on Wedn...
How sustainable are electric vehicles? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 23 Mar 2023
Electric vehicles have been hailed as an essential technology on our path to a fossil fuel-free and sustainable future.
'I'm mad' - Gwyneth Paltrow's lawyer fumes at cameras recording actress during trial
Telegraph, 23 Mar 2023
Gwyneth Paltrow appeared frustrated in court as her lawyer complained about cameras pointing towards the Oscar-winning actress.
What was the strategy behind Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia? night
BBC, 23 Mar 2023
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for his first visit to Russia since the war in Ukraine.
Fed delivers small rate hike amid banking turmoil
Reuters, 23 Mar 2023
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, but indicated it was on the verge of pausing further increases in borrowing costs after the recent ...