In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change

Heavily pregnant Sonari toils under the burning sun in fields dotted with bright yellow melons in Jacobabad, which last month became the hottest city on Earth. Her 17-year-old neighbor Waderi, who gave birth a few weeks ago, is back working in temperatures that can exceed 50 Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), with her newborn lying on a … Read more

Wheat export ban: India’s extreme heat wave is having ripple effects on the world’s food supply

New Delhi: India’s heat wave is having ripple effects for the world’s food supply as the country over the weekend banned wheat exports just days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year. The scorching heat wave has curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high. India will now approve exports to countries … Read more

The history of extreme right-wing politics in France

After incumbent Emmanuel Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s French Presidential election, European leaders were relieved that France would continue to uphold norms for at least the next five years. Macron beat Le Pen by 58.5 per cent of the vote, a margin that bellied how close the election actually was. Le … Read more