Almost a third of white Americans (30.1%) report a significant increase in discrimination against members of their group in the United States over the past five years, according to a survey by the University of Maryland in conjunction with Nielsen Scarborough.
In addition, 28.9% of white respondents noted a significant increase in cases of discrimination against the US population of Asian origin, 21.7% — against Jewish, 20.4% — against African Americans, 19.7% — against Muslims and 14.7% — against Latin Americans.
By comparison, among African Americans, 53.2% noted a significant increase in discrimination against members of their group, 38.9% against Asian, 33.3% against Hispanics, 29.3% against Muslims, and 23.7% against Jews. And 13% of African Americans believe that the white population in the US has experienced a significant increase in discrimination over the past five years.
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The European Commission (EC) has officially proposed to allocate 1 billion euros of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. These funds are the first part of a package of 9 billion euros, which the EC announced in mid-May. We are talking about loans on preferential terms, the interest on it will be covered by the European Union itself.
American scientists have created an anesthetic implant that cools the nerves. According to the developers, the device can help with acute pain — for example, after amputations, nerve transplants or spinal decompression surgeries.
The device includes a pump, an external control system and an implant made of a soft elastic polymer. The latter contains a sealed set of tiny channels that are placed around the target nerve like a cuff. The implant has an important advantage: in contrast to drug decongestants, it is not addictive
In Moscow, on the basis of the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IMBP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an eight-month isolation experiment SIRIUS-21 was completed, an Interfax correspondent reports on Sunday.
Saudi Aramco has once again become the most valuable company in the world. Its capitalization reached $2.3 trillion on June 30 (data from EY), while the recent leader Apple has only $2.2 trillion.
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain transfers part of her duties as head of state to the heir to the throne, Prince Charles of Wales, The Sunday Times reports.
Of the more than 100 billion garments produced annually, 20% are not sold. Over the past twenty years, Americans have begun to throw away twice as much clothes: 14 million tons instead of 7 million, which is more than 36 kg per person per year.
In the book Fashionopolis. The price of fast fashion and the future of clothing”, best-selling author in the field of fashion economics Dana Thomas, invites us to think about how much the mass-market clothing that we have become so accustomed to in recent years actually costs.
In May, the number of crypto users at Bank of America dropped to less than 500,000 from over 1 million in November 2021, when bitcoin and some other tokens reached all-time highs. Since then, the prices of cryptocurrencies have collapsed and sentiment among investors has worsened. Bitcoin has fallen by almost 60% this year and is now trading at just over $19,000.
According to Bank of America, crypto assets make up less than 1% of the total financial assets of American households, writes Bloomberg.
Cruise Automation self-driving taxis stopped at an intersection in San Francisco and refused to move on. Employees of the company urgently went to the scene at night and manually drove the car to the depot. The causes of the problem have not yet been determined.
During the day, a test driver and his assistant work in the passenger compartment. From 10 pm to 5 am you can drive without it. Robot taxis move around the city on their own and collect fares from passengers.
The US Embassy in Moscow has removed the address from its website. Instead of it, the coordinates are now indicated. The territory near the diplomatic mission was renamed «DNR Square».
The Australian Prime Minister visited Ukraine for a meeting with Zelensky. For security reasons, the politician’s visit was not announced.
There are anti-government protests in Tbilisi. Their participants demand the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and guarantees that the conditions of the European Union will be met in order to give Georgia the status of a candidate. About three hundred demonstrators stayed overnight at the office of the head of government.
The Ministry of Finance proposed to abandon spending more than 500 billion rubles on government programs and other areas in 2023. They are planned to be reduced by similar amounts in the next two years. Vedomosti writes about this with reference to the methodology for calculating the maximum base budget allocations of the federal budget for the next 2023-2025. Optimization will affect 59 state programs and non-program areas out of 62
70 Russian diplomats expelled last week by the Bulgarian authorities left the country on July 3.
Italy has failed to convince lawmakers to make a «Ferrari exception» in the 2035 electric car transition project. Manufacturers of high-speed cars will now have to quickly adapt to new conditions or stop assembly lines, according to the Fit for 55 plan aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions.
Holidays in Turkey have risen in price by 50% on average compared to last year’s prices, tour operators said.
Australia will ban gold imports from Russia and impose sanctions on 16 Russian ministers, Prime Minister Anthony Albaniz said at a press conference in Kyiv, Reuters reports. The total number of Russians who are under the restrictive measures of Canberra will reach 843.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz takes first place in the British Grand Prix race — the tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship
Italian supercar brand Lamborghini plans to invest at least 1.8 billion euros ($1.88 billion) in a hybrid range by 2024 and more in an all-electric model by the end of the decade, CEO Stefan Winkelmann said.
InfoLine agency analyzed the results of import substitution of consumer goods in Russia from 2010 to 2021. Some progress was achieved during this period in the food sector: the share of imports of pork, poultry and vegetables decreased significantly. But among non-food products, the share of those imported from abroad did not decrease, but increased.
“Import dependence on the markets as a whole is still quite high. But in the “products” segment, obviously [the situation] is better,” explains Ivan Fedyakov, head of the InfoLine agency. — According to our estimates, more than 6 trillion rubles were invested in this category from 2014 to 2021 and about 2,000 major investment projects were implemented. <…>. Investments in the non-food sector are much more modest, he says: only about 1.2 trillion rubles, about 800 projects have been initiated.”
Since July 15, Russia has been lifting coronavirus restrictions on crossing the border.
Shareholders of UTair Aviation PJSC at the annual meeting in absentia on June 30 approved the decision not to pay dividends for 2021, the company said.
According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), in May, the country’s exports amounted to €125.8 billion, while imports reached €126.7 billion. Thus, at the end of the month, a trade deficit of less than €1 billion formed. however, this is the first such case in German history since 1991.
The French energy company Schneider Electric has agreed to sell Russian assets to local top management. Its factories and service centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kozmodemyansk and Kazan will be transferred to a new company called Systeme Electric
The American pharmaceutical company MSD is stopping the supply of vaccines against chicken pox, measles, rubella and mumps to Russia, Kommersant writes, citing several market participants who received a corresponding letter from MSD
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