Africities summit wraps up with pledge to accelerate urban renewalxinhua22 May 2022 (LINK)

Kyiv rules out ceasefire as Russia steps up offensive in Ukraine's eastreuters22 May 2022 (LINK)

How Long Will the Bear Market Last? Here's What History Showsfool22 May 2022 (LINK)

The longest bear market for the S&P 500 occurred during the Great Depression and lasted 2.8 years. Since the 1950s, the longest bear market was in the early 2000s when the bubble burst. It lastest 2.1 years.

WEF 2022: Davos is back and the world has changed. Have the global elite noticed?cnn22 May 2022 (LINK)

The main event is likely to be a speech on Monday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is expected to participate via videoconference. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are also scheduled to deliver addresses later in the week

Davos 2022 'the most timely and consequential' forum ever, says WEF founderirishtimes22 May 2022 (LINK)

WEF 2022: After Two-Year Hiatus, Open Forum returns to Davos at a Crucial Turning Point in History: 23-26 May — weforum21 May 2022 (LINK)

Panellists include human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, climate activist Vanessa Nakate, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel and many others. Discussion topics range from the climate crisis and youth mental health, to the war in Ukraine and the Metaverse.

WEF 2022: Climate, mental health among top 10 risks humanity faces in next 10 yearscnbctv1821 May 2022 (LINK)

BRICS countries renew pledge to strengthen environmental cooperationxinhua / May 2022 (LINK)

Peru: Remains of Shining Path massacre victims finally put to restdw21 May 2022 (LINK)

San Francisco archbishop bars Pelosi from communion over pro-choice abortion supporttheguardian21 May 2022 (LINK)

G7 countries to provide $19.8 billion in aid to Ukraineapnews20 May 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine's Zelenskiy proposes formal deal on compensation from Russiaground.news20 May 2022 (LINK)

Ex-German Chancellor, Nord Stream CEO Resign from Rosneftthemoscowtimes20 May 2022 (LINK)

Wimbledon stripped of ranking points over ban on Russian playersground.news20 May 2022 (LINK)

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022: Investing in natural infrastructure for a shared future for all lifeundp20 May 2022 (LINK)

UNESCO: "We have barely 3 years left to preserve the hospitality of our world and the diversity of the species that inhabit it. A radical change in our relationship with nature and other living beings is needed – in order to design and build a truly shared world"unesco20 May 2022 (LINK)

UN Rights Chief to Visit China from 23 May for First Time Since 2005ground.news20 May 2022 (LINK)

Notorious ransomware gang Conti shuts down, but not for gooddigitaltrends20 May 2022 (LINK)

"The [...] attack on Costa Rica [was] for the purpose of publicity instead of ransom [. It] was declared internally by the Conti leadership. Internal communications between group members suggested that the requested ransom payment was far below $1 million (despite unverified claims of the ransom being $10 million, followed by Conti's own claims that the sum was $20 million)," says a yet-to-be-published report from Advanced Intel, shared ahead of time by Bleeping Computer. "The attack on Costa Rica was made so public in order to give the members of Conti time to migrate to different ransomware operations."

Fears 'biggest rail strike in modern history' will create 'serious challenges' in keeping goods moving and supermarkets stockedground.news20 May 2022 (LINK)

WHO holds emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europereuters20 May 2022 (LINK)

Tucker Carlson Asked for Hunter Biden's Help Getting His Son Into Collegethewrap20 May 2022 (LINK)

Catchup: 10 must-see European films at Cannes 2022ground.news18 May 2022 (LINK)

Cannes 2022: 25 Must-See Films To Watchtheplaylist17 May 2022 (LINK)