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World stocks rise to fresh record highs as bond yields ease – business live

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1ea96a383a0aef14fb5877517968e5ed8266a1b2/0_100_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=41ae70efce9958b2d24f277861b4a8fa IEA lifts oil demand forecast amid rising hopes for global economy EasyJet CEO: will ramp up flying in late May Tesco profits fall as Covid costs offset sales surge … Read More

Belfast riots aren’t all about Brexit – but they are harming political reconciliation | Matthew O’Toole

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/f58328d1d648b390b2a5f9ca5bc03acc6d91b58c/0_324_4928_2956/master/4928.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=32e4f96d1bbb9ab52ed6bc384f3237cbYoung people who weren’t even born when the Good Friday peace deal was signed are being drawn in to old rivalries Politicians in Northern Ireland share something with the royal … Read More

Welcome to the new colonialism: rich countries sitting on surplus vaccines | Akin Olla

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/190cd457ef9a5a2287040bf54cf02863ac89bedd/0_0_3072_1843/master/3072.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=b86ab84f9152550b3bbebb5ff0b29b48Last month, 130 countries had yet to administer a single dose of vaccine. Meanwhile the US has enough for three times its population Old colonial lines are being reinforced. As … Read More

Harrods stops selling Ganesha handbag after backlash from Hindus

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/dc3a03a2cfa923251e8ce35008f202d5c1b5cbf2/0_12_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=2aaf9fc2d0a0a380a744256a71987e6bUS label Judith Leiber’s depiction of the god on £6,340 leather clutch criticised as ‘demeaning’ Harrods has stopped selling a luxury handbag after the accessory caused offence among the Hindu … Read More

Clapboard Jungle review – guide to getting an indie film made is pitch imperfect

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1c77b0b3bfc3cee7993567b360283c64ff43c571/168_47_1680_1008/master/1680.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=fa4d52974bf77e39733e8080e44b283fCanadian director Justin McConnell has created a self-indulgent selfie-fest – I’d pass on his fantasy horror too Justin McConnell is a Canadian indie director who has here created what amounts … Read More

Albuquerque’s ‘urban wildlife refuge’: much-needed green space or green gentrification?

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/eee2e02988369e560fa3a8dbfecae92e104534fa/0_0_1500_901/master/1500.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=cd0bcd5ed416b8ae8fa2468d0f18862dAn urban wildlife refuge is meant to alleviate generations of environmental racism that has beset the historic neighborhood of Mountain View. That’s assuming it can meet the community’s needs Albuquerque’s … Read More

‘The support left me speechless’: how Sarah Moore returned to W Series grid

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/4131632c99fbf57c90da9c7734bb775d9c09f3b8/0_0_5472_3283/master/5472.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=de6ce20c5154ffd27e9ee20494b69faaThe pandemic meant swapping a racing car for a delivery van but the kindness of strangers got the British driver back on track The British W Series driver Sarah Moore … Read More

California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn’t nearly enough

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c75edf27d0c86f476857b68400cf88eef7b3671f/0_402_6036_3622/master/6036.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=cbe33cbb9f1ffbb77c041fc0a57887d6The state has furnished half a billion dollars in emergency funding as drought sets stage for megafires Bracing for another year of severe, destructive fires, California’s governor on Tuesday approved … Read More

On Mexico’s southern border it’s business as usual as US-bound migrants trudge north

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/898432bad274904eb28bac33387a84df3ddc66e1/0_139_6083_3650/master/6083.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3868b30f313f7261bae04cf1b3912bebAs the Biden administration enlists its neighbours in attempts to slow the flow of people, families seeking a future free from hunger and violence journey on Groups of men, women … Read More

America’s year of hunger: how children and people of color suffered most

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1ba6c0002584b5392b0aa6fa8325d024ec930ebb/0_0_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=a8c73a019ce1a9a6e64d1b8239c0aba2Investigation of a year’s worth of data reveals the scale of America’s hunger and food insecurity crisis during a year of Covid-19 Graphics by Aliya Uteuova Black families in the … Read More

Michigan executives sign letter opposing voting restriction efforts

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/6602c11c53aac4b9f4923c64688b380fb547cf94/0_380_5760_3456/master/5760.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=ee795600e6faf41bc0b31077e4d6644eSignatories include CEOS of Ford and GM as Republican-controlled legislature weighs suite of new restrictions About three dozen executives from some of Michigan’s largest companies signed a letter on Tuesday … Read More

The US food system creates hunger and debt – but there is another way | Michael Fakhri

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/5fc3161069042b80d86ac8264b4b86059caa5cc1/0_0_1600_960/master/1600.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=611fe78a61e14027ea8cf2fdda5dfc54Michael Fakhri, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, says the US food system is built on injustices but there is hope where people are prioritizing the right … Read More