Financial Crimes Efforts Get Additional Funding Under Ukraine Assistance Program

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved nearly $100 million in funds that lawmakers said would be used to bolster efforts to crack down on financial crimes, including by enforcing sanctions against Russia and seizing assets linked to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The funds were part of a nearly $40 billion military and economic aid … Read more

Global stocks mixed after US retail data offset rate fears | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JOE McDONALD – AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed and Wall Street futures were down on Wednesday after positive U.S. retail sales data helped offset concerns the Federal Reserve may be considering new rate hikes to calm inflation. London and Frankfurt opened lower. Tokyo and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai … Read more

Mayorkas visits border to prepare for end of asylum limits | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an expected increase in the number of migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before the end of an order of public health after being used to deport almost 2 million people. times without the possibility of applying … Read more

The limits of asylum in the age of the pandemic in the hands of a federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-state litigator on Friday urged a federal judge to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum, saying the decision had been made without sufficient consideration of the effects this decision could have on public health and law enforcement. Drew … Read more

China Fights Economic Crisis, Sticks to Costly ‘Zero COVID’ | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JOE McDONALD – AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders are struggling to reverse an economic recession without giving up anti-virus tactics that have shut down Shanghai and other cities, adding to challenges for President Xi Jinping as he tries to extend his term in power. The ruling Communist Party has said its … Read more

China Fights Economic Crisis, Sticks to Costly ‘Zero COVID’ | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JOE McDONALD – AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders are struggling to reverse an economic recession without giving up anti-virus tactics that have shut down Shanghai and other cities, adding to challenges for President Xi Jinping as he tries to extend his term in power. The ruling Communist Party has said its … Read more

South Korea’s new leader offers support if North denuclearizes | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative political neophyte, took office as South Korea’s new president on Tuesday with a vow to pursue a negotiated settlement of North Korea’s threatening nuclear program and a offer of a “bold plan” to improve Pyongyang’s economy … Read more

New SKorea leader offers support if North Korea denuclearizes | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By HYUNG-JIN KIM – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s new president has said he will lay out “a bold plan” to improve North Korea’s economy if denuclearized. Yoon Suk Yeol made the offer during a speech at his inauguration ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. Yoon says the door of dialogue will … Read more

Less immigrant labor in the United States contributes to the rise in prices | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI – Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he has replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machines. In Houston, Al Flores has raised the price of his barbecue restaurant’s brisket plate because … Read more

Fewer immigrant labor in the United States contributes to higher prices | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI – Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he has replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machines. In Houston, Al Flores has raised the price of his barbecue restaurant’s brisket plate because … Read more