Former Fed chair warns of ‘gigantic holes in the system’ & new financial meltdown risk

Janet Yellen, former US Federal Reserve chair, has warned that another financial crisis could be in the country’s future, due to ballooning corporate debt and regulatory impotence. “I think things have improved, but then I think there are gigantic holes in the system,” Yellen told economist Paul Krugman at the City University of New York. […]

David Attenborough warns of the ‘collapse of our civilizations,’ if climate change continues to be ignored

Renowned English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough delivered a stark warning about the future of our planet during the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland, Monday.  Attenborough warned that the world’s survival depends on swift action to prevent climate change. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction […]

‘We’re losing this battle’: CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US

An Asian tick species capable of transmitting deadly diseases to humans is exploding in population and has already spread to eight states in just a year after its first appearance in the US, warns the Centers for Disease Control. The Asian longhorned tick was only seen in laboratories and in quarantine in the US until […]

China warns US that trade war could escalate into ‘Great Depression & World War’

An escalation of the Sino-American trade conflict could lead to a repeat of the great catastrophes of the 20th century, a Chinese envoy has warned, just as Donald Trump once again threatened to slap China with additional tariffs. Just days before Chinese and American leaders are set to meet on the sidelines of the G20 […]

Jose Mourinho warns his Man Utd stars they must ‘grow up’ ahead of Man City derby showdown

United go into Sunday’s derby against Manchester City off the back of two last-gasp wins away from home, over Bournemouth and Juventus in the Champions League. But he warned that unless they start better against Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring leaders they could find the mountain too much to climb even with what is becoming a customary […]

Starving children face ‘imminent risk of death’ due to Saudi assault on Yemeni city, UNICEF warns

The Saudi-led coalition’s attack on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah could have catastrophic consequences for civilians, especially malnourished children in urgent need of care, UNICEF has warned. Heavy bombings and gunfire have already impeded access to Al Thawra hospital, a medical facility that provides much-needed care to children caught up in the fighting, the […]

We’re ignoring Canada’s alcohol problem, chief public health officer warns

Canada’s chief public health officer says she’s worried about the rise in heavy drinking among Canadian women. In recent weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam has tried to sound the alarm on Canada’s substance abuse problem, making it the focus of her 2018 report on the state of public health in Canada.

‘Troika of tyranny’: US sanctions entirety of Venezuela, warns Cuba & Nicaragua ‘you're next’

The US is slapping far-reaching sanctions on Venezuela in its bid to re-assert hemispheric dominance over what National Security Advisor Bolton dubbed a “Troika of tyranny” in a groan-worthy throwback to Bush’s “axis of evil.” Trump has authorized even stricter sanctions against Venezuela, ostensibly targeting the country’s gold sector but actually going after anyone and […]