Study: These foods increase risk of dementia — a lot

Butter. Hamburgers. Sausages. Pastries, cakes and biscuits from the shop. Oh, and soda – sugary or diet. They are all bad and they all significantly increase our risk of getting dementia. That reports one of the largest and scariest studies ever, involving about 60,000 people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. The study, which involved … Read more

Nigerians vote for governor in polls as governing party scrambles to regain lost ground in key states

Lagos, Nigeria CNN — Nigerians began voting in delayed polls for the governorship on Saturday, weeks after a controversial and contentious presidential election — amid reports of electoral violence and disenfranchisement of voters. A party official was shot dead in Lagos on Saturday during the elections for the new governors of Nigeria. “From all over … Read more

Can I evict tenants who have lived in a house I inherited for years without a lease?

I inherited a house in San Francisco from my aunt. My aunt had rented her basement (probably illegally) to an elderly couple for a few years at a price below market price. I don’t believe there was a lease, and it’s probably against the building code to have tenants in the basement. The couple’s family … Read more

Russia and Ukraine extend grain deal to help the world’s poor

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An unprecedented war deal allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices are driving more people into poverty was extended just before its due date, officials said Saturday. The United Nations and Turkish President … Read more

Mostly quiet in the streets of Paris, the rubbish is still piling up

PARIS (AP) — France was slated for a wave of protests this weekend against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reform, as trash continued to stink on the streets of Paris and beyond amid a strike by garbage collectors. An eerie calm returned to Paris on Saturday after two nights of thousands of strong protests in … Read more

Bank failures: fury in Congress, but division over what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bills were filed, hearings scheduled and blame laid as Congress reacted to the abrupt bankruptcy of two banks last week. A look at what lawmakers are saying and planning as the fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank continues. QUICK LEGAL FIXES LIKELY While President Joe Biden called … Read more

According to IQAir, the most polluted cities and countries in the world

According to a new report from Swiss air quality technology company IQAir, about 90% of the world’s population will be affected by unhealthy air quality by 2022. IQAir measured air quality based on the concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5. The report found that the top five most polluted countries in 2022 were … Read more

arrest warrant for Putin issued for alleged war crimes in Ukraine; International Criminal Court suspects Russia of child abduction

The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin war crimes due to his alleged involvement in kidnapping of children from Ukraine. The court said in a statement that Putin “is allegedly responsible for the war crime of the unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of … Read more

How a warrant for Putin puts a new spin on Xi’s visit to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week highlighted China’s aspirations for a greater role on the world stage. But they also revealed the dangers of global diplomacy: Hours after announcing the trip on Friday, an international arrest warrant was issued for Putin on … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey will start ratifying Finland’s NATO application

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We have decided to start the ratification of Finland’s NATO accession process in our parliament.” In May, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to join the military alliance. They decided to end their policy of neutrality and military disengagement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Turkish President … Read more