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