Why am I learning Ukrainian? Because language is political for the country I’ve grown to love

Why am I learning Ukrainian? Because language is political for the country I’ve grown to love

Last autumn, I started to learn Ukrainian. After a reporting trip to the country, I felt that on my return, I really should try to be less than totally linguistically helpless. The Ukrainian Institute in London offers group and individual lessons remotely with highly qualified teachers but, perversely perhaps, I decide I would like to…

Britain is two countries when it comes to energy

Britain is two countries when it comes to energy

In early 2020, before the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, a small story revealed something important about the state of Britain. British Gas increased the minimum amount by which people could top up their prepayment gas and electricity meters from £1 to £5. This caused a backlash. Some customers just couldn’t afford £5 in…

Fuel protests gripping more than 90 countries

Fuel protests gripping more than 90 countries

High costs of living are driving people to protest in the streets against crippling prices. The BBC has mapped all reported demonstrations over fuel since January 2021, revealing a huge increase in protests this year.카지노사이트 Fuel costs affect many aspects of daily life – personal travel, transportation of goods, energy for electricity and heating. Around…

US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality

US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality

The United States may regard itself as a “leader of the free world,” but an index of development released in July 2022 places the country much farther down the list.카지노사이트 In its global rankings, the United Nations Office of Sustainable Development dropped the U.S. to 41st worldwide, down from its previous ranking of 32nd. Under…