Japan ready to double its defense spending

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi after a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart General Phan Van Giang in Tokyo on November 23, 2021. ISSEI KATO / AP Worried about Chinese activities and the development of missiles by North Korea, and under pressure from its American ally, Japan grants a record envelope to its defense spending and … Read more

Optimistic about French growth, the OECD is worried about the control of public spending

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire (left) and OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann in Paris on November 18, 2021. XOSE BOUZAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP Congratulations and recommendations, in particular to control public spending and reduce debt. This is the health bulletin issued, Thursday, November 18, by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development … Read more

Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development

Journal Reference: Ingrid Jarvis, Zoë Davis, Hind Sbihi, Michael Brauer, Agatha Czekajlo, Hugh W Davies, Sarah E Gergel, Martin Guhn, Michael Jerrett, Mieke Koehoorn, Tim F Oberlander, Jason Su, Matilda van den Bosch. Assessing the association between lifetime exposure to greenspace and early childhood development and the mediation effects of air pollution and noise in … Read more

Joe Biden announces new social and environmental spending plan cut in half

Joe Biden walks into the Capitol Building with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a meeting with Democrats on the Build Back Better plan on October 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAMUEL CORUM / AFP Its amount was halved to convince the last recalcitrant. Outlines of the Build Back Better plan (“Build back better”), planning to … Read more