Health

In Poorer Countries, Obesity Can Signal Financial Security

In the world’s wealthiest countries, the richer people are, the thinner they tend to be. But in Uganda, one of the poorest nations, where nearly half the people eat fewer calories than they need each day, excess fat is often a sign of wealth and can help get a bank loan, according to a forthcoming

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World

How Blinken and Austin Entered Ukraine Regardless of Safety Dangers

IN POLAND, NEAR THE UKRAINIAN BORDER — Practically 48 hours since leaving Washington on what was purported to be a clandestine mission, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Protection Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III met with reporters to debate an operation that was almost over earlier than it started. “This was an vital time

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