Here’s everything coming to Netflix in August 2022 — and what’s leaving

“Stranger Things” kicked off the summer with a bang, and Netflix is ​​looking to end the season with another blockbuster fan-favorite. “The Sandman” (Aug. 5), based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic series, stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman, a cosmic being who controls all dreams who must travel time and space … Read more

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Here’s what’s at stake if Russia doesn’t get a key European gas pipeline back up and running this week

Investors will soon find out whether the world’s largest subsea pipeline, all 759 miles of it sitting under the Baltic Sea, will save Europe from a potentially devastating winter. The so-called Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which normally transmits 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany, has been under planned … Read more

Biden’s Saudi Arabia Visit Was Worse Than an Embarrassment

Meetings between leaders of important nations are usually worthwhile even if they yield no immediate results. But there are exceptions. One was Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich meeting with Hitler. Another: President Biden’s sit-down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last week. The president’s 24 hours in Jeddah were dominated by photos of his fist … Read more

Opinion: The real worry isn’t prolonged inflation — it’s deflation

The most recent headline CPI came in at 9.1% so it might seem odd to think that the risk of disinflation and deflation is rising. But while the CPI is a rearview-looking indicator, many forward-looking indicators are starting to tell a very different story – a story of falling demand and falling prices. The economic … Read more

Putin Wants Germany to Panic Over Whether Nord Stream 1 Will Reopen

Text size Russian natural gas shipments to Europe via the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany stopped Monday because of planned regular maintenance. Krisztian Bocsi / Bloomberg About the author: Margarita M. Balmaceda is a professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, an associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, … Read more

Ukraine Hits Military Depot in Russian-Controlled City

ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces struck an ammunition depot deep inside Russian-occupied territory in the south of the country, as Russia shelled Ukrainian cities in the east in its push to capture the entirety of the Donbas area, Ukrainian officials said. The long-range strikes presage the next phase of the war, with Ukraine aiming to … Read more

Large Chinese Bank Protest Put Down With Violence

HONG KONG — Hundreds of bank customers demonstrating over frozen deposits were attacked by men in plainclothes in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, marking a violent end to one of China’s largest public protests in recent years. Images of the clash, which was widely videotaped, spread quickly enough on Chinese social media to outrun … Read more

No group photo, and no final communiqué: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Abe’s assassination cast pall over G-20 gathering in Bali

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) – Deeply divided top diplomats from the world’s richest and largest developing nations failed to find common ground Friday over Russia’s war in Ukraine and how to deal with its global impacts, leaving prospects for future cooperation in the uncertain forum. At talks that were knocked off balance by two unrelated … Read more