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World Economic Forum: “Top Stories Of The Week”

Top Stories of the Week (September 30, 2022) include:

0.15 – China’s trackless trams 01:39 – Germany and Denmark are building the world’s longest undersea tunnel 03:12 Students in the Netherlands have built an electric car that captures carbon 04:09 This tower turns sunlight and air into clean jet fuel

Headlines: Hurricane Ian Destruction, Russia’s Sham Annexation, Brazil Threat

More than 700 people needed to be rescued after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida. We hear from some of them. Russia moves to annex four occupied areas of Ukraine. And threats of violence hang over Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 30, 2022

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Hurricane Ian’s Staggering Scale of Wreckage Becomes Clear in Florida

The extent of the damage was difficult to comprehend, even for residents who had survived and rebuilt after other powerful storms.

Far From the Coast, Ian Leaves Flooding and Damage Across Florida

The state was battered on both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, but some residents of inland areas said the damage was not as severe as feared.

‘Putin Is a Fool’: Intercepted Calls Reveal Russian Army in Disarray

Stories: Hurricane Ian Flooding, Gas Pipeline Sabotage, UK Turmoil

Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 29, 2022

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Ian Bludgeons Southwest Florida With Devastating Winds and Storm Surge

A huge stretch of coastline from Naples to Sarasota appeared severely affected by lapping brown waves that drowned streets, homes and cars as frightened residents sought refuge.

Russian Proxies in Ukraine Push Moscow to Annex Occupied Regions

The requests lent an air of formality to a process condemned by the West. They followed sham referendums in four regions in Ukraine that purported to put voters’ stamp of approval on joining Russia.

Stories: Hurricane Ian Hits Florida, Leaks In Russian Gas Pipeline, Healthy Food

Hurricane Ian is making its presence known on Florida’s Gulf Coast after knocking out power all over Cuba. Two and a half million people are under evacuation orders across the state.

There are a lot of questions about leaks at two offshore pipelines that transport Russian gas to Europe. Several nations have called the leaks suspicious and point the finger at Moscow. And what’s the Biden administration’s plan to get Americans better access to healthy food?

Front Page: The New York Times – September 28, 2022

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As Russians Flee, Some Find Draft Notices Waiting at the Border

The Kremlin dispatched federal security forces to frontier border crossings packed with Russian men trying to escape the draft by entering countries like Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

Activists Flood Election Offices With Challenges

Groups fueled by right-wing election conspiracy theories are trying to toss tens of thousands of voters from the rolls. “They are just going to beat the system into the ground,” said one election official.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 27, 2022

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The Dollar Is Strong. That Is Good for the U.S. but Bad for the World.

The Federal Reserve may have no choice but to wage a relentless inflation fight, but countries rich and poor are feeling the pain of plunging currencies.

White House Student Loan Forgiveness Could Cost About $400 Billion

The estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office gauged the cost over 30 years, though the bulk of the effects to the economy would be felt over the next decade.

Stories: Far-Right Meloni Wins In Italy, Russian Men Flee Conscription, NASA

A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy’s first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas?

Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin’s mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 26, 2022

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Giorgia Meloni Wins Voting in Italy, in Breakthrough for Europe’s Hard Right

Her nationalist party was the top vote-getter, leaving Ms. Meloni poised to be Italy’s first female prime minister and the first with post-Fascist roots.

Factory Jobs Are Booming Like It’s the 1970s

U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products.