The rise in global inflation – the hit to living standards across the world

Analysis: From Pakistan to the US, Australia to Germany, the cost of living is rising to new highs and causing new hardshipsUS inflation reaches 40-year high at 7.5%Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsAfter decades lurking in the …

Lives lost at Europe’s borders and Afghan MPs in exile: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Mexico to Manila Continue reading…

Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds

Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYoung people and women have taken the hardest psychological and financial hit from the pan…

Afghanistan: what does each nation hope to get out of the G7 meeting?

Analysis: Tuesday’s meeting called by Boris Johnson may include postmortem on Joe Biden’s handling of crisisThe emergency meeting of G7 nations on Tuesday – called by Boris Johnson as this year’s chair of the G7 – is in essence a gathering of the vanqu…

Spat at, abused, attacked: healthcare staff face rising violence during Covid

Data shows increased danger for those on the frontline in the pandemic, with misinformation, scarce vaccines and fragile health systems blamed‘They stormed the ICU and beat the doctor’: health workers under attackHundreds of healthcare workers treating…

From lockdowns to pool parties: how Covid rules vary around the world

Countries have adopted different rules on business activity, education, socialising and travelCurfews and lockdowns Restrictions have largely been relaxed in most of Brazil’s 26 states, although several continue to limit opening hours for bars, restaur…

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