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OECD cuts global growth forecast on war in Ukraine and China’s zero Covid policy

The OECD estimates that global gross domestic product [or GDP] will reach 3% in 2022 – a deterioration of 1.5 percentage points compared to a projection made in December. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has become the latest international body to lower its forecast for global growth …

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It’s Joe Biden versus Elon Musk in a war of words over the state of the US economy

Who are you going to believe: the richest man in the world or the president with plummeting polls? Billionaire Elon Musk has such a ‘super bad feeling’ about the US economy under President Biden that he plans to dismiss around 10% of workers in his electric car company Tesla, he appeared on Friday. Biden reacted …

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Peter Bart: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has revived the box office, but faceless villains and formulaic plot pale in comparison to great war movies like ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’

Having paid my $8.50 to see Top Gun: Maverick last weekend my local cineplex inadvertently boosted my appreciation of the film. For three minutes the sound stopped and, minus the dialogue, I was instantly taken in by the soaring jets, hyper-caffeinated cast and enduring charisma of its star. Then the sound came back, the story …

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Peter Bart: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has revived the box office, but faceless villains and formulaic plot pale in comparison to great war movies like ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’

Having paid my $8.50 to see Top Gun: Maverick last weekend my local cineplex inadvertently boosted my appreciation of the film. For three minutes the sound stopped, and minus the dialogue, I was instantly taken in by the soaring jets, hyper-caffeinated cast, and enduring charisma of its star. Then the sound came back, the story …

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Russia widens gas cuts in Europe as Gazprom cuts supply from Dutch trader

A 3D printed gas pipeline is placed in front of the Gazprom logo displayed in this illustration taken February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Gazprom says it cut gas supply to GasTerra Russians cite refusal to pay in rubles The Dane also on the lookout for …

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Zelenskyy opens the Cannes Film Festival, combines war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes film festival launched on Tuesday with an eye on Russia’s War in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to stand up to dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, …

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