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Chinese drills INVADE Taiwan airspace & waters

Taiwan’s defense ministry has said that China’s military exercises have invaded its territory by blocking the country’s sea and airspace as a result of its military exercises.

The move came hours before Nancy Pelosi – the highest level US figure to visit the contested island in 25 years – left the island on Wednesday.

Chinese drills INVADE Taiwan airspace & waters in chilling thread during Pelosi visit.

China’s military exercises in Taiwan’s sea and airspace have prompted the country’s defence ministry to say the drills are endangering international shipping lanes, challenging the international order, undermining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and endangering the area.

Pelosi said the US delegation came to Taiwan to show that it was committed to Taiwan. She said new US legislation offered greater opportunity for US-Taiwan economic cooperation.

China executes live-fire exercises near Taiwan while Pelosi visits

China is planning to conduct large-scale military drills around the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which began on Tuesday night. The exercises will feature J-20 stealth fighter jets and test firing of conventional missiles.

Taiwan said on Wednesday that China’s air-naval live-fire drills around Taiwan violated United Nations rules and invaded its territorial space. It said it would respond appropriately.

Pelosi is the first sitting speaker of the house to travel to Taiwan in 25 years. China has threatened serious consequences.

The military exercises are a “stern deterrence” against the United States over Taiwan, and a “serious warning” for supporters of Taiwan independence.

The Eastern Theatre Command said a multi-force exercise took place to the north, southwest and southeast of Taiwan.

Beijing has not ruled out the use of force to take control of Taiwan, and has increased military activity near the island in recent years.

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China intends to conduct six days of military exercises in the vicinity of Taiwan, including the test firing of conventional missiles and J-20 stealth fighter jets. Taiwan claimed the drills violated UN rules, infringed on its territorial space, and amounted to a blockade of its air and sea ports. Pelosi is the first sitting House Speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

The military exercises are a “stern deterrent” to the US over Taiwan, as well as a “serious warning” to supporters of Taiwan independence. The Eastern Theatre Command practiced sea and land attacks on Taiwan on Wednesday. Beijing has not ruled out using force to seize Taiwan and has increased military activity near the island.

Ekin-Su and Davide are your 2022 winners! | Love Island 2022

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have been crowned the winners of Love Island 2022, winning the £50,000 prize money after a public vote.

Love Island 2022

The show has attracted 1,509 complaints from viewers, many of which are related to alleged incidents of misogynistic and bullying behaviour by male contestants towards the female contestants.

ITV has previously said that it takes the emotional wellbeing of all its islanders very seriously and that contributors were offered video training around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti have been crowned the winners of Love Island 2022. The couple will split £50,000 after eight weeks of crawling around the villa and a series of fiery arguments.

The islanders got ready for their prom night, with Luca making a cheeky quip about Dami Casa Amor antics.

The Love Island contestants donned tuxedos for a summer ball and read their declarations of love to each other. Andrew and Tasha were together since day one.

China’s military threats are overridden by Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan on Tuesday, ending weeks of wrangling between the United States and China about whether she should make the trip. Beijing has strongly protested Pelosi’s Taiwan visit and issued lurid warnings of a stern Chinese response.

Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit: China To Hold Military Exercises

Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is part of a congressional trip to four Asian countries. The U.S. has assured Beijing that she will travel freely and securely and is working to reduce the possibility of misinterpretations of U.S. intentions.

Pelosi said earlier this month that the Pentagon had hinted her plane “would get shot down” if her visit went ahead. The Chinese government has pushed back on long-established standards of U.S. engagement with the self-governing island.

The Chinese Communist Party considers “reunification with Taiwan” a “historical task”. It has ramped up pressure on the island since the 2016 election of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of the pro-independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party.

#pelosi #singapore – Pelosi begins the trip to Asia with meetings in Singapore

Beijing backed its criticism of Pelosi’s travel plans with “live fire exercises” on Saturday off the coast of Fujian opposite Taiwan. The PLA is expected to flex some muscle in the Taiwan Strait, however, to project power over Taiwan without risking military confrontation.

The Chinese government’s suspicions of U.S. policy toward Taiwan will be fuelled by the Pelosi visit and may prompt a longer-term intensification of military intimidation of the island.

What is China’s claim to Taiwan?

Taiwan was first settled by Austronesian tribal people, and was later administered by the Dutch. After World War Two, Japan surrendered and relinquished control of territory it had taken from China, and Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan with his Kuomintang government.

In the 1980s, China offered Taiwan significant autonomy in exchange for accepting Chinese reunification, but Taiwan rejected the offer and relaxed rules on visits to and investment in China.

Taiwan’s leaders argue that Taiwan is a sovereign state with its own constitution and armed forces, but the KMT government is pushing for eventual reunification.

The People’s Republic of China took over most of the territory of the Republic of China in 1949, and the Republic of China withdrew from the UN in 1971.

The term “Taiwan Province” is potentially ambiguous since the ROC refers to its Taiwan Province as “Taiwan Province, Republic of China” and the PRC refers to its Taiwan Province as “Taiwan Province, People’s Republic of China.”

“Taiwan, China” is often used in Chinese media whenever the word “Taiwan” is mentioned. Still, the PRC prefers the terms “Taiwan Area” and “Taipei, China” for political references. Taiwan’s name is a legal dispute between the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland and the Republic of China. The Supreme Court of China has ruled that Taiwan’s name should be Taiwan.

U.S. drone strike kills high-ranking al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahri, a key plotter of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was killed in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend. He had never given up targeting Americans.

American intelligence agencies tracked down al-Zawahri in Kabul earlier this year and killed him on a balcony of a house without killing anyone else, including members of his family or any nearby civilians, officials said.

The first strike since the withdrawal without American forces actually on the ground will bolster Mr. Biden’s argument that the United States can still wage war against terrorist organizations without the major deployments of ground forces that characterized the first two decades after Sept. 11.

While celebrating al-Zawahri’s killing, Republicans wasted little time asserting that the president’s withdrawal had endangered the country. But Zalmay Khalilzad, the envoy who negotiated the original withdrawal agreement, called the strike a validation of the rational for pulling out.

Ayman al-Zawahri, 71, was considered the intellectual force behind Al Qaeda and merged his organization with Bin Laden’s to expand its reach. He was killed in a strike by the U.S. military.

The C.I.A. missiles hit a house in Kabul’s Sherpur area, killing a high-ranking Taliban official. The Haqqani network tried to conceal the killing, but the United States had multiple intelligence threads confirming the death.

The Taliban have repeatedly said they are adhering to the Doha agreement and are not allowing Afghanistan to become a base for attacks on other countries. But analysts and experts have warned that terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban have found refuge in Afghanistan since the takeover.

Al-Zawahri was long believed to have been living in Pakistan

But was killed in Kabul, a testament to Al Qaeda’s decades-long use of facilities, houses, buildings and compounds throughout both countries.

American intelligence learned that al-Zawahri’s family had relocated to a house in Kabul, and they used different sources and methods to build a pattern of life that confirmed his presence.

The president was briefed on the intelligence in April by Jonathan Finer and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. On July 1, William J. Burns, Avril D. Haines, Christine Abizaid, and other officials discussed the planned operation with Mr. Biden.

The strike against the Islamic State was an important achievement for Mr. Biden, but his predecessors have seen little lasting political benefit from such successes.

In the months since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, American military and diplomatic officials have discussed with allies where to reposition American forces for strikes on high-value targets in Afghanistan. A drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, and the United States has since taken more precautions to prevent civilian casualties.

Al-Zawahri was a competent if uninspiring leader who managed to keep together Al Qaeda’s disparate global franchises even as branches in Yemen and West Africa’s Sahel region exerted more independence and authority, officials said.

The former top U.S. liaison to the Taliban called the strike a validation of the rationale for withdrawing from Afghanistan.

The United States claims the Taliban government violated the peace agreement by allowing al-Zawahri into the country, but the Taliban claims the U.S. violated the peace agreement by conducting a strike.

A key moment in the planning of the strike appears to have been a July 1 White House briefing. Officials discussed the planned operation with Biden and showed him a model of al-Zawahri’s house.

Biden’s speech was reminiscent of one that Obama had delivered 11 years ago after the death of Osama bin Laden.

The Haqqani network tried to conceal that Zawahri had been at the house, but the U.S. had multiple intelligence threads confirming his death.

Biden’s message to terrorists was clear: we will always remain vigilant and act to ensure the safety of Americans.

Biden invoked the Sept. 11 attacks, and al-Zawahri was a central plotter in Al Qaeda.

President Biden said the drone strike over the weekend was evidence that he was right to end the military mission in Afghanistan.

Biden said al-Zawahri’s killing was a demonstration of the United States’ resolve to go after terrorist leaders.

President Biden announced the killing of Ayman al-Zawahri, calling him “one of the most responsible for the attacks that murdered 2,977 people on American soil”.

Al-Zawahri was long believed to have lived in Pakistan, but was killed in Kabul, a testament to Al Qaeda’s decades-long use of locations throughout both countries.

President Biden insisted the U.S. would retain an “over-the-horizon” intelligence capability, and the killing of al-Zawahri is the first evidence that it was possible.

The C.I.A. strike showed that the U.S. can continue to spot threats in Afghanistan, even without American troops, said an expert.

Ayman al-Zawahri was a competent if uninspiring leader who managed to keep together Al Qaeda’s disparate global franchises even as branches in Yemen and West Africa’s Sahel region exerted more independence and authority, counterterrorism officials said.

Al-Zawahiri had been more active in releasing videos in the year since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, which could have led to a lapse in operational security.

The death of al-Zawahri will likely prompt fierce infighting among younger Qaeda leaders to assume the mantle of the terror group.

Ayman al-Zawahri

The Egyptian-born surgeon-turned-jihadist who assumed the leadership of Al Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden, led a life steeped in secrecy, betrayal, conspiracy and violence, most murderously in the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States in 2001.

Al-Zawahri led a cat-and-mouse existence, hiding out in the craggy redoubts of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s tribal areas.

Al Qaeda’s aims and ideology evolved from a hatred of secular rule in Egypt to a virulent campaign to strike at the so-called “far enemy,” the United States, Al Qaeda’s target of preference. Al Qaeda’s tactical strength lay in its ability to launch spectacular assaults.

A new generation of jihadists had grown up in Iraq and Syria after the American invasion, and the Islamic State rose to prominence as a result. It declared a new caliphate for the world’s Muslims.

Both groups were rooted in Sunni Muslim extremism, but the Islamic State sought hegemony among jihadist groups and thirsted for territorial expansion. Al Qaeda’s affiliates showed increasing readiness to cooperate with other groups and little appetite for occupation.

Al-Zawahri played a winning card by introducing Hamza bin Laden to followers, and exhorted them to carry out “the highest number of attacks” on Western cities.

Hamza bin Laden was among a group of Bin Laden relatives who took refuge in Iran after the Sept. 11 attacks. He had at least two wives, including a daughter of al-Zawahri’s.

Hamza bin Laden was killed in Afghanistan, and his deputies were also killed. Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was killed by a drone strike in Syria.

Ayman Muhammad Rabie al-Zawahri, one of five children, was born in 1951 in Maadi, a Cairo suburb. His family was prominent, but they displayed little evident prosperity and never owned a car until Ayman was grown.

Al-Zawahri was a brilliant student who opposed contact sports and read Islamist literature. He was influenced by Sayyid Qutb, who was imprisoned and tortured in Egypt and hanged there in 1966.

Al-Zawahri helped form an underground militant cell in 1966. He kept his involvement secret from even his family while attending medical school.

Al-Zawahri met Azza Nowair through his and her families, and they were married in 1979. At the ceremony, there was no music or photography.

Azza al-Zawahri and her children were killed in Afghanistan in October 2001. She had refused to be pulled from the rubble.

Al-Zawahri was working in a clinic in Egypt when he visited Peshawar, Pakistan, for the Red Crescent, the Muslim correlate of the Red Cross. He recognized Afghanistan as a good place to launch a jihad, returning many times.

Al-Zawahri was released from prison in 1984 and went to Saudi Arabia, where he became Bin Laden’s physician and security force. He helped the Saudi begin thinking about specific ways to hurt the Western powers and the Middle Eastern governments they supported.

Al-Zawahri explained Al Qaeda’s deviation from Islamic teachings by claiming that a martyr’s true faith reversed these prohibitions.

His turn of phrase shone in his greeting to President Barack Obama in 2008, and he also advised moderation to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2005.

In 1990, Islamist guerrillas forced the Soviets out of Afghanistan, and Bin Laden and al-Zawahri established camps in Sudan and Yemen.

Al-Zawahri organized several terrorist acts, including an assassination attempt on the Egyptian prime minister. Two teenage boys were blackmailed into planting listening devices in homes of Islamic Jihad members.

Al-Zawahri persuaded the Sudanese authorities to release two boys, who were later tried for treason and killed. Al-Zawahri’s organization was expelled from Sudan, and the Arab radicals returned to Afghanistan.

James Webb Made A Stunning Discovery But There’s A Problem

The red object you are seeing in this video could be the farthest galaxy found to date. It has revealed some of the most intriguing secrets of the early universe.

Astronomers have found dozens of galaxies that existed at least a billion years after the big bang. Still, the first few hundred million years of the universe remain an uncharted epoch.

One of the most established methods to find distances to deep space galaxies is measuring the amount of redshift. This involves analyzing the spectral lines observed in distant galaxies and comparing them with those we observe on Earth.

Only one galaxy has been spectroscopically confirmed in the era of z > 10. Still, the Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam instrument has opened a window to the z greater than ten epochs of the cosmos.

A new research paper has been published that reveals two remarkably luminous galaxy candidates between z = 11 and 13, which exist when the universe was just 300 million years old. The stellar mass of these two objects indicates that star formation took place quickly in the early galaxies.

Although the discovery of GLz-13 in the early data release demonstrates the true power of Webb, there is an interesting point to note. The galaxy HD1 has the record for the highest redshift of any galaxy in the first billion years of the universe.

Webb will have to perform a detailed analysis of HD1 and Glz13 to determine an accurate redshift value. If Webb is working at full capacity, hundreds of galaxies will be discovered at such distances within a year.

Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Jake Paul on August 6th is canceled

Jake Paul’s August 6th fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. has been canceled after Paul failed to meet contractual obligations.

Most Valuable Promotions announced the fight between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. was off due to Rahman Jr.’s weight. However, Paul refused to fight at 215 pounds, and the fight was canceled.

Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Jake Paul

Jake’s fight with Hasim Rahman was canceled after Tommy Fury pulled out due to travel issues. It’s unclear if Paul will try to reschedule the fight with Tommy Fury.

Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. was set to go down August 6 at Madison Square Garden in NYC, but just one week before the highly anticipated scrap, Most Valuable Promotions announced the fight was off.

Jake responded to Hasim Rahman Jr.’s cancellation, saying he apologized to the other fighters on the card, his partners, his team and the fans.

Jake Paul has cancelled his fight against Hasim Rahman Jr due to a dispute about weight limit. Rahman Jr, son of former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, has stepped in as a replacement.

Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr had a war of words ahead of their fight on 6 August.

The New York State Athletic Commission declared that Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr’s fight would not be sanctioned unless the weight was 205lbs, leading to the entire card being scrapped.

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Seeing the Universe Like Never Before

Launched in 2009, the James Webb Space Telescope will observe galaxies at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers in the infrared. It will also look 2.5 million years into the past to study individual stars in the Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest big galaxy.


  • First full color, science-quality images of JWST
  • COSMOS-Webb: mapping the earliest structures of the Universe
  • Unearthing the fossilized Andromeda Galaxy
  • Star formation in the Milky Way, Large Magellanic Cloud, and Small Magellanic Cloud
  • Trappist-1: checking the atmosphere of an exoplanet system
  • Discovering the composition of icy bodies beyond Neptune
During the telescope’s first operational cycle, five scientists will study the earliest galaxies, red giant stars in the disc of Andromeda, star-forming regions in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, and mysterious icy bodies beyond Neptune’s orbit. The James Webb Space Telescope has released its first images, so now it’s time for science. #JamesWebb #NASA #Space

Space telescopes are like time machines because light takes time to travel. The speed of light means we can look back in time and see what the sun looked like eight minutes ago. A new telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, has:

  • Delivered its first, full color, science-quality images
  • 50 successful deployments
  • Traveled one million miles from Earth
  • Calibrating and cooling to nearly absolute zero

We have over a year of planned observations, including galaxies as far away as possible, star-forming regions, the Trappist-1 system, and objects orbiting beyond the orbit of Neptune. We hope to uncover the greatest mysteries of the Universe today.

Galaxies and the universe, as seen by JWST

With the James Webb Space Telescope, we’ll be able to see galaxies that are 13.5 billion years old and learn a lot about the early Universe. There are four instruments on the telescope. We will use two of them to look back 2.5 million years and study the structure of individual stars in our nearest large galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy.

JWST will allow scientists to look into massive star-forming regions. In addition, to witness star birth more clearly than ever before.

With the help of the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists can begin to understand the evolution of the Universe. Starting with the first cold gas and dust lying around millions of years after the Big Bang.

Our nearest large galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy, will be studied using infrared light from the James Webb Space Telescope. The possibility exists to turn back the clock on the physics of our universe if we connect all the dots.

Frequently asked questions

What is an infrared telescope?

Astronomers use telescopes and instruments optimized for infrared light to study the earliest star and galaxy formations in the universe. Unfortunately, Star and planet formation in our local universe occurs in dense, dusty clouds, so they’re not visible to our eyes.

Infrared wavelengths allow JWST to see galaxies that formed early in the Universe and peer into dust clouds where stars and planets are forming.

What is the difference between Hubble and Space Telescope?

Webb’s main mirror measures 6.5 meters, compared to Hubble’s 2.4 meters. As a result, the Webb telescope can gather seven times more light and look deeper into the past. In addition, Webb features cameras that detect infrared or “thermal” radiation. Light normally in visible wavelengths shifts to longer infrared wavelengths that are invisible to us because of the universe’s expansion.

In contrast, the Hubble telescope is in low Earth orbit, where astronauts can visit and fix broken parts or install new ones. As a result, it lived longer than expected.

Webb will use four science instruments to take images and spectra of astronomical objects, most of which are in the infrared range. First, Hubble will study the visible and ultraviolet regions. Then Hubble can see the equivalent of “infant galaxies,” while Webb will see “baby galaxies” because it is an infrared telescope.

Has the U.S. Economy Entered a Recession?

The U.S. economy shrank in the last three months by 0.9%, the second consecutive quarter where the economy has contracted. However, the White House has pushed back against calling the current economy a recession, citing record job growth and foreign business investment.

Labor market growth proves that the US is not in a recession, according to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. For the second straight month, the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates by 75 basis points. Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen noted that the U.S. economy has weakened but that consumer spending has remained strong and Americans’ credit quality has remained high.

The White House has taken pains to remind people that just two-quarters of negative growth doesn’t automatically mean the economy is in a recession. But 65% of registered voters believe we are already in one.

 A construction site is occupied by workers.
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The NBER says the economy isn’t in a recession because the unemployment rate is low, and the economy is adding jobs. But it’s unclear how much Americans care whether the economy is in a recession. The economy is slowing, prices are rising at their fastest pace in decades, and the housing market has started cooling as the Fed raises interest rates aggressively. The key for the economy is not to lose too many jobs.

U.S. economy Recession

While two consecutive quarters of negative growth is often considered a recession, it’s not an official definition. The White House has pushed back against calling the current economy a recession. The U.S. economy has weakened, but it is not in a recession. Nevertheless, the Fed is raising interest rates aggressively to fight high inflation, and the economic data has been mixed. As a result, the White House has taken pains to remind people that two-quarters of negative growth doesn’t automatically mean the economy is in a recession.


The White House has cited record job growth and foreign business investment as signs of strength in the economy. Yellen noted that the U.S. economy has weakened, but it has been adding jobs month after month and that the Fed is raising interest rates aggressively to fight high inflation.

The NBER says the economy is not in a recession because the unemployment rate is near its pre-pandemic low, and the economy added 372,000 jobs in June.

The key for the economy is not to lose too many jobs, says Michelle Meyer, U.S. chief economist at the Mastercard Economics Institute.

What Happens During a Recession?

Although it is impossible to predict everything that may happen during a recession, being prepared can help minimize its negative impact on your bottom line. Read on to learn what to expect and what to do to protect your business.

If we went into an economic decline, what would happen?

The first thing you should know about a recession is it’s not just one thing. It’s a combination of many different events that can cause a downturn in the economy. These include high unemployment, low consumer spending, and decreased business investment. When these things happen, they put pressure on companies of all sizes.

Stages of a Recession

The economy goes through cyclical changes, and recessions are just one part of those. Being aware of how those cycles work can help you survive the downturn and emerge stronger than ever. Here are the five stages of a recession.

1. Recession

This is the first step, and a decrease in economic activity characterizes it. This can manifest itself through lower production levels, fewer job openings, and less consumer and business spending.

2. Trough

The second stage of any recession is the trough. When the economy reaches its lowest level and starts to turn around, it is often marked by an increased number of unemployed people. These people start to look for new work.

4. Recovery

The third stage is when the economy starts to recover. This is usually a gradual process, with businesses and customers gradually increasing their spending.

5. Expansion

The fourth stage is growth, when the economy is growing steadily. This is when businesses flourish, new jobs are being added, and people feel confident about the future.

6. Peak

The fifth and final phase is the peak when the economic system is at its highest point. Unfortunately, this is often followed by a period of recession, as the economy begins to slow down. And then this cycle repeats itself, again and again.

Read more: How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis: Your Complete Guide

A recession is when an economy experiences a decline in economic activity

The economic cycle is an inevitable part of life. We cannot control it, but we can prepare for it. When there is negative GDP growth for at least two quarters, we call it a recession.

A recession is a significant decline in economic activity that lasts for more than a few months. Here are six main things a recession causes:

Economic Slowdown

The first thing that occurs during a recession is the economic slowdown. This means that businesses produce less, and consumers spend less. This can lead to job losses as companies try to cut costs. During this period, there is a significant drop in the demand for goods.

Stock Market Decline

The second thing that occurs is a stock market decline, which is when the value of shares goes down, and people make money. This can cause lots of anxiety, as people fear losing their investments. However, it can also be a good time to invest in the share market, as you can purchase shares at a discount.

Economic Growth

A growing economy is one of the three things that happen. This is when the economic growth begins to pick up after a period of stagnation. This is often a gradual process, as businesses and customers gradually increase their spending.

Rising Interest Rates

The fourth thing that occurs is the Federal Reserve increases interest rates to try to stop the economy. But unfortunately, increasing interest rates can make it harder for companies to borrow money and also leads to inflation.

Rising Unemployment

The fifth thing that occurs is unemployment rises. This can be a challenging time for families as it tries to make ends meet. This can be a difficult time for businesses as they try to cut costs.


The sixth and final thing that happen is inflation. This is where prices rise, and people’ s incomes don’t keep pace. This can cause problems for businesses as they attempt to maintain their profit margins. It can also be a problem for consumers, who may find that their spending power decreases.

What happened during past recessions?

There have been 13 recessions since the Great Recession. They’ve usually been caused by things such as wars, oil shocks, and financial crises. Recessions are difficult times for businesses and households alike. But they’re also a natural part of the business cycle, and they eventually come back to an end. So let’s take a look at two recessions in our country’s history:

The Great Recession 2007

The Great Recession saw an unprecedented decline in economic activity across the globe. According to economic research conducted during the period, the recession was caused primarily by a collapse in consumer spending coupled with a sharp rise in unemployment. Furthermore, the housing bubble burst, causing a massive financial crisis. The ensuing credit crunch led to a severe downturn in business investment. In addition, rising oil prices contributed to inflation, further dampening demand.

World War 2 Recession

World War II was a major event in history. It lasted from 1939 until 1945 and involved many of the world’s greatest powers. The war resulted in the deaths of millions of people and left much of the world devastated.

Paris-Brussels Train Passengers Stuck for 4 Hours Amid Heatwave in Europe

A passenger’s video posted on Twitter showed passengers struggling to keep the doors open while others smashed the glass. Passengers said the temperature inside the train reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) ,and there was no air conditioning.

#World #Extremeweather

There is something shocking about the fact that authorities didn’t bother to break a window or a door in 4 hours. I can’t even imagine the condition of elderly people at such a high temperature.

Passengers Breaks Window of Train Stalled in Paris

There were over 600 passengers stuck on a stalled train in Paris without air conditioning on Tuesday, July 19, as temperatures peaked at 105 degrees Fahrenheit, local media reported.

Video posted to Twitter by Vincent Brenn shows passengers on the Thalys train bound for Brussels trying to keep the train door open and breaking the window to get fresh air and communicate with those on the platform.

In one report, a passenger told local news the train’s air conditioning went out. As reported by Accuweather, Tuesday, July 19, Paris reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Passengers stuck in train surrounded by wildfires

Spain heatwave: passengers struck in train surrounded by wildfires.

In the northwest province of Zamora in Spain, passengers on a stuck train watched warily as a wildfire tore through vegetation close to the track.

According to Francisco Seoane Pérez, the passenger who recorded the video, the train was traveling between Madrid and Ferrol in the Galicia region when the Zamora wildfire forced it to stop. The risk of fire is very high almost everywhere in the nation. Monday marked the eighth and final day of a heatwave that had been affecting Spain for more than a week.

Europe reaches record temperatures amid heat wave

Europe record temperatures heat wave.

Europe is suffering through its own heat wave while wildfires are raging in several countries amid historic high temperatures. In London, on a record-breaking day, the London Fire Brigade was besieged by extreme heat and fires intensified by extreme heat.

Spain is experiencing a real environmental tragedy with more than fifteen hundred heat-related deaths.

More than thirty-seven thousand evacuations in France, five thousand in Greece, and fifteen hundred heat-related deaths in Spain.