Pressures of government made my agoraphobia worse, says former Cabinet minister

A former communities secretary described how working in the Cabinet exacerbated his agoraphobia as he sounded the alarm on the “huge toll” faced by front line politicians. Speaking about his experience of managing an anxiety disorder in a highly pressurised role, Simon Clarke said the “sheer physical and mental strain” on those with senior jobs … Read more

SNP hits out at ‘gutless’ UK Government after Jack refuses Holyrood committee

The SNP has hit out at UK Government “no-shows” at Holyrood meetings aimed at probing Westminster’s blocking of reforms to the gender recognition process in Scotland. MSP Alasdair Allan hit out at the “gutless UK Government”, accusing Tory politicians at Westminster of being “unwilling to face the Scottish Parliament, after launching a full-frontal attack on … Read more

Government hands £3m to UK microchip company owned by blacklisted Chinese business

A microchip maker whose owner is alleged to have links to the Chinese military has been awarded millions in UK government grants, The Telegraph can reveal. Lincoln-based Dynex Semiconductor, a company ultimately owned by Beijing-headquartered CRRC Corporation, was handed £3m in grants and support from the Government over the last decade. CRRC was in October … Read more

The US government just hit its $31.4 trillion debt ceiling — triggering fears of a nasty fallout for Americans. Here are

The U.S. officially hit its $31.4 trillion debt ceiling on Thursday – launching a ticking time bomb toward a potentially “calamitous” debt default. Unable to break the political deadlock in Congress, the Treasury will now take “extraordinary measures” to ensure the government can pay its bills. Don’t miss ‘Hold onto your money’: Jeff Bezos says … Read more

Israeli government at risk of collapse after court orders Netanyahu to fire his interior minister

Israel’s supreme court has ordered to fire a senior minister over a fraud conviction, a move that risks collapsing the government and plunging the country back into a political crisis. In what Israeli media described as a “bombshell” ruling on Wednesday, the supreme court ordered that Aryeh Deri, a minister with the internal affairs and … Read more

Israel, US meet to smooth relations under new government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United States sought to smooth relations between their countries Wednesday in the allies’ first meeting since Israel’s new ultranationalist government, its most right-wing ever, assumed power. Israel’s ceremonial president, Isaac Herzog, hosted National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in Jerusalem a day ahead of Sullivan’s expected meeting with Prime Minister … Read more

Salary range disclosures backfire after government push

Some job postings that have surfaced amid for pay transparency feature quite broad compensation ranges. The pay transparency law, previously known as S.B. 1162, took effect with the start of the new year. It mandates that employers with “include the pay scale for a position in any job posting.” When such an employer works with … Read more

The KSA Car Rental and Leasing Market is expected to contribute SAR ~27 Bn by 2027F owing to rising government policies

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DR Congo government blames rebels for Kasindi church bombing

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has blamed Islamic State group-affiliated rebels for a bomb attack at a Pentecostal church in Kasindi, in the east of the country. At 17 people were killed and 39 wounded as church-goers attended Sunday worship, officials say. The Congolese military blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). … Read more

Shanghai pledges tax cuts, government subsidies for ailing small businesses as city sharpens focus on economic recovery

, the financial and commercial hub of China, has pledged to roll out more relief measures to support ailing , as the metropolis pursues a consumption-led economic recovery this year. That commitment was made on Sunday by , who said economic sweeteners like tax cuts and government subsidies are in the works in line with … Read more