More Ukrainian grain shipments under way

A group of ships carrying grain left Ukrainian ports on Sunday, the second convoy to depart in recent days following a UN-backed agreement late last month to unblock the ports. The group includes four vessels loaded with almost 170,000 tons of agricultural products, Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a tweet early Sunday. He said … Read more

Bond proposal headed to voters, and previewing Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 3, 2022) | Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, [email protected] or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s show: Harris County Commissioners Court approved a bond proposal that will go before voters in November for around $1 billion in infrastructure spending. Plus: Houston-area school districts will no longer provide free lunches … Read more

Shipment of Ukrainian Grain Departs Odesa Port

A ship carrying grain departed the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa on August 1, according to Ukrainian and Turkish officials, the first to do so since the beginning of the war. Footage posted by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Alexander Kubrakov shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni moving off from the harbor as it headed for … Read more

Europe’s not ready for a hotter world

Press play to listen to this article Europe was not prepared for the extreme heat it experienced this infernal July. That’s obvious from the heat wave’s death toll so far — with more than 2,000 people known to have died in Spain and Portugal, a number expected to climb when data is released in France, … Read more

Russian missiles target Odesa day after Ukraine grain export deal

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia fired several missiles at the port of Odesa on Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said, raising the question of whether Moscow would abide by a crucial deal struck Friday to unblock Ukraine’s seaports to allow for the transport of millions of tons of grain needed to feed countries in Africa and the Middle … Read more

Riders worry Denver roads can’t handle e-bike influx

DENVER — The City of Denver has received more than 5,000 applications for its e-bike rebate program since May, and is preparing to accept another round of applications August 1. There was so much interest in the program this month that the city’s website temporarily crashed. But now, many bikers are asking if Denver will be able … Read more

NY and NJ announce Gateway agreement

NY and NJ announce Gateway agreement – CBS New York Watch CBS News There are new developments for the Gateway Project, the plan to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. CBS2’s Elijah Westbrook reports on the funding deal. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and … Read more

South African unions accept Eskom wage offer amid power cuts

Eskom relies on an ageing coal fleet and South Africa has faced intermittent power cuts for more than a decade. South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom and workers’ unions have signed a wage deal, paving way for a possible resolution to its worst power cuts in two years. Struggling Eskom and its three recognised labour unions … Read more

Israeli foreign minister slams EU’s Borrell over Iran outreach

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid lashed out at EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell over a visit to Tehran aimed at reviving negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel has long opposed and sought to undermine in any way possible. As a courtesy, Borrell reached out to Lapid ahead of his visit to Tehran, … Read more

The G7 conundrum: How hard should you push China in a crisis?

When leaders from the G7 group of leading developed economies gather in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday, they will have very different visions of how hard to confront China just as the world seems to be tipping into a major economic crisis. Amid fears of impending recessions and crises over energy and food supply, it’s … Read more