In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?
Last week at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit held in San Francisco, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss strengthening communication and managing competition. The decaying city was cleaned up especially for the Chinese leader’s visit, with homeless camps swept and garbage collected and hauled away.
Heatwaves are but one of climate change’s serious “offenses” responsible for the devastating droughts that go hand in hand with desertification. In the European Union, Spain is the most threatened by desertification. Thirty-one point percent of its land is affected by desertification while 20% is already desertified. One may not put all the blame on climate change, though. Human activity is a major offender. And people in the country are guilty of abusive use of natural resources..
SPECIAL TWO-PART SERIES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: (1) AI AND ITS IMPACT ON THE EU and US WORKFORCES »
AI is important because it has the potential to help humans become better at completing cognitive tasks, and to automate tasks that are currently difficult or impossible for humans to do. But AI’s control of information include privacy violations, creating anti-competitive environments, and behavioral manipulation by machine learning techniques that enable companies to exploit consumer biases vulnerabilities . This poses several challenges for policymakers.
Countries around the world have imposed sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, where the war rages on with destructive force while Ukrainians fight to defend their country. Putin is indifferent to the sanctions against him, they say. Joe Biden suggested Putin should no longer be allowed to be in power.
Suddenly there is a light at the end of the long, dark, scary tunnel – and it isn’t a flickering light either. It is bright and will probably get brighter in the days to come. You could almost hear the world breathe a sigh of relief. But at the same time, there’s some understandable reticence to embrace it with no questions asked. It is the fear of the still-unkown that’s making people hold back, though the scientific community is quite upbeat about them, about the coronavirus vaccines. The CDC answers the questions that plague you so you could have the right idea and make the right decisions about the vaccines.
More than a million new cases of coronavirus were reported recently, giving rise to a spate of new lockdowns and restrictions across the USA. Thanksgiving may just be a flop this year!
The National Security Advisor works directly for the President, leading the NSC staff that researches military and diplomatic options. Working with Cabinet-level officials such as the defense, state and treasury secretaries, Robert O’Brien will be expected to present the President with the best policy recommendations.