The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Few Americans see a third Xi term as a major problem for the U.S.; other concerns about China have grown

Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to secure a third term in office during the country’s 20th Communist Party congress, a gathering held every five years that began in Beijing on Oct. 16. For Americans, however, the potential for a third term for Xi is not among the most pressing concerns when it comes to China, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

#China #Politics #UnitedStates #Election2022

Economic woes, shifting ties complicate Pakistan’s flood recovery

“When the 2010 floods came, Pakistan was a darling because of the ongoing War on Terror and donor fatigue was also considerably less,” said Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, an Islamabad-based climate change analyst, referring to flooding more than 10 years ago that killed some 2,000 people.

#Pakistan #FloodsInPakistan #International #ClimateChange

Rishi Sunak will become the next U.K. prime minister

Sunak’s rise in British politics has been nothing short of meteoric. After entering Parliament in 2015 after a career in banking, Boris Johnson appointed him just five years later as finance minister — a role formally known as chancellor of the Exchequer, the U.K.’s Treasury.

#UKPrimeMinister #RishiSunak #Politics #UnitedKingdom

What made billions of snow crabs disappear from the Bering Sea?

What caused the snow crab crash? The main culprit was almost certainly human-caused climate change, though unsustainable fishing practices may also have played a role, the Seattle Times reported(opens in new tab).

#Science #ClimateChange #SnowCrabs #Alaska

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