A woman checks loaves of bread after buying them from a bakery in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 8, 2021. -- REUTERS LONDON/ISTANBUL/CAIRO — Like for millions of people in developing and emerging market countries around the world, shopping for staple foods has turned from a necessity into a luxury for Selcuk Gemici. The 49-year-old, who works in an auto repair shop ...

A KIMONO-CLAD woman takes photos of cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 2016. TOKYO — Japan said on Tuesday it would start conducting “test tourism” in the form of limited package tours in May as a way of gathering information prior to a full re-opening of the country to tourism. Though tourism was a major ...

UNSPLASH KYIV/NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment. The evacuation of hundreds of fighters, many wounded, to Russian-held towns, likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of ...

A woman sits on the ground at a baseball stadium with her children, Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2020. -- REUTERS LONDON — The cost of life-saving treatment for the most severely malnourished children is set to jump by up to 16% due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and pandemic disruptions, according to the United Na-tions’ children’s agency. The raw ingredients ...

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Greggs has revealed that its sales in large cities and locations near offices are lagging behind those elsewhere in the UK as a result of the shift to home working. Roger Whiteside, the outgoing chief executive of the bakery chain, said transaction numbers in city centres were 10% below pre-Covid levels. “There are less people going to offices and less ...

The average price of a litre of diesel has hit a high of just over £1.80 a litre – and could rise even further if the EU ban on Russian oil goes ahead. The RAC reported that the price a litre in the UK has outstripped the previous record of £1.79, set in March after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. ...

A Cotswold-based authentic Italian food business set up by a couple who initially dreamed of sharing the classic flavours of Italy with the local community is showing no signs of stopping — having expanded its operation to two professional kitchens in just four years, alongside its first restaurant opening next month. Business owners Clara Cardillo and Matteo Conte launched their ...

Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI), one of the country’s largest real estate developers, reported P4.31 billion in revenues and other income for the first quarter of 2022. It posted P2.69 billion of residential revenues which is a 9% growth compared to the same period last year. The growth in residential revenues was due to continued construction progress and high reservation sales. ...

Tesco is to hand pig farmers £6.6m in additional support, taking the total to £10m, after warnings that a slew of producers could go out of business. The UK’s biggest supermarket said farmers would get £6.6m until August on top of £3.4m handed out since March under an “accelerated and enhanced payment plan”, after being criticised for not paying a ...