US recession fears darken outlook for global growth

WASHINGTON/LONDON/TOKYO — Manufacturing growth is slowing worldwide as China’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) curbs and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupt supply chains and keep inflation at the highest in years, while the growing risk of a US recession poses a new threat to the global economy.  Gauges of factory activity released Thursday in Japan, Britain, […]

Mystery surrounds how munitions imported for Indonesia’s civilian spies were used in attacks on villages

JAKARTA – Almost 2,500 mortar shells from Serbia bought for Indonesia’s spy agency last year were converted to be air-dropped, and some were used in attacks on eight villages in Papua, according to a report from an arms monitoring group and photos provided to Reuters. The alleged procurement for the state intelligence agency, known as BIN, was not disclosed to the parliamentary oversight committee that approves its budget, three members told Reuters. […]