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World and Press November 2 2022

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World and Press November 2

November 2 2022 • No 22 • 74th Year of Publication • Original Pressetexte aus britischen und US-amerikanischen Medien € 3,00 [d] Sprachtraining • Landeskunde • Vokabelhilfen • Übungsmaterial IN FOCUS B2–C2 • Opinion: ‘Jurassic Park’ may be becoming reality | Photo: Pixabay Irish farmers say they will be forced to cull cows to meet climate targets. Ireland’s government plans to reduce agriculture emissions by 25% by 2030. Read more on page 8 Researchers have found a potential link between taking up an instrument early in life and improved cognitive skills in old age. Die Nr.1 unter den Vokabeltrainern. Read more on page 14 | Photo: Unsplash • Business: Hollywood production in U.K. soars to record levels Pages 2/3 USA • Education: Paddling makes a comeback in a Missouri school district • Politics: Trump is getting his 2020 rematch with Biden – in 2022 midterms Pages 4/5 BRITAIN • Cost of living: Some Brits are abandoning their pets • The Queen’s death: The U.K. is grappling with its sense of national identity Pages 6/7 OTHER TOPICS • Pakistan: After the floods, a food crisis is looming • Art: A Banksy on the wall pushes building price to million • Business: Britain’s pubs are threatened by ‘alarming’ rise in energy bills • Immigrants: Tensions among Indian Americans in the U.S. Pages 9/10/11/13 Get the vocabulary trainer! Die Nr.1 unter den Vokabeltrainern. €3,50 [a] CHF5,40 [ch] Rishi Sunak to be Britain’s new prime minister PRIME MINISTER Sunak will have monumental tasks ahead of him in a struggling Britain. By Jaweed Kaleem 1 SEVEN WEEKSafter being defeated in his first bid to lead Britain, former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak is set to replace Liz Truss as prime minister and make history as the first person of color in the role. Sunak, 42, emerged victorious Monday in a lightning-fast contest by the ruling Conservatives to select a new party leader and, by extension, the U.K.’s new prime minister. The process began after Truss resigned Thursday as the shortestserving premier in the nation’s history, following a turbulent tenure that roiled the markets and sparked chaos among the Conservative parliamentary rank and file. 2 In a dizzying turnaround of political fortune, Sunak was the only leadership candidate to receive the minimum 100 signatures required from fellow Conservative lawmakers by a Monday afternoon deadline. Rival Penny Mordaunt failed to secure enough backers, and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the running late Sunday. 3 Sunak will become Britain’s third prime minister in less than two months, following the resignations of Truss and Johnson. Of Indian descent, Sunak will be the 0 – 1 BID Anlauf — Treasury chief “"treZ´ri‘ Finanzminister(in) — to emerge victorious “vIk"tO… ri´s‘ als Sieger(in) hervorgehen — lightning-fast blitzschnell — by extension infolgedessen — to resign zurücktreten; s.w.u. resignation “ÆrezIg"neIS´n‘ — tenure “"tenj´‘ Amtszeit — to roil in Aufruhr versetzen — to spark entfachen — rank and file die Basis 2 – 4 dizzying schwindelerregend — turnaround Wende — lawmaker Abgeordnete(r) — backer Unterstützer(in) — descent “dI"sent‘ Herkunft Rishi Sunak makes his first speech as Britain’s prime minister, shortly after King Charles III formally appointed him. | Photo: Getty Images/Andalou Agency first nonwhite leader of Britain, which, by contrast, has already had three female prime ministers. 4 “It is the greatest privilege of my life to be able to serve the party I love and give back to the — ascension “´"senS´n‘ Aufstieg; h.: Wahl — profound “pr´"faUnd‘ tiefgreifend — unity Einheit 5 remarkably “rI"mA…k´bli‘ bemerkenswert — hedge firm Hedgefonds — premiership Amt des/ der Premierminister(in) — the upper echelons of government “"eS´lÅnz‘ die höheren Regierungskreise — chancellor of the Exchequer “"tSA…ns´l´; eks"tSek´‘ brit. Finanzminister(in) — to oversee leiten — paycheck (fig) Gehalt 6 predecessor “"pri…dIÆses´‘ Vorgänger(in) — unrelenting “ÆønrI"lentIN‘ anhaltend — to stare out country I owe so much to,” Sunak said in a brief statement at Conservative Party headquarters two hours after his ascension was announced. “The United Kingdom is a great country, but there is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge. We now need stability and unity.” 5 It is a remarkably fast rise to the top of British politics for a man who spent most of his adult life working in finance, at Goldman Sachs and hedge firms. Sunak will take up the premiership with relatively little experience in the upper echelons of government, though he had to learn quickly as Johnson’s chancellor of the Exchequer, or Treasury chief, during the pandemic, when he oversaw a popular program that kept paychecks flowing to Britons during lockdowns. … 6 Like his predecessors, Truss and Johnson, who resigned in July under the weight of unrelenting scandals, Sunak will have monumental tasks ahead of him in a struggling Britain. Inflation is at its highest in 40 years as the nation stares out at a dark winter of soaring energy costs. The pound has hovered close to parity with the dollar, an effect of the tax-slashing policies of Truss that sent markets tumbling and caused her downfall. Sunak, at least, can claim better economic sense after having warned during their summer leadership contest that Truss’ tax plans were a “fairy tale” whose numbers would not “add up” because they cut billions from the government’s budget without making up for the losses. 7 But he, too, will have to deal with breakaway sentiment in Scotland that could flare once more and the long-term econom- Continued on page 12 at (fig) mit etw. konfrontiert werden — to soar sprunghaft ansteigen — to hover close to … “"hÅv´‘ s. etwa um … bewegen — to slash drastisch senken — to send tumbling abstürzen lassen — downfall Niedergang — fairy tale Märchen — to add up aufgehen — billion Milliarde — to make up ausgleichen 7 – 9 breakaway sentiment “"sentIm´nt‘ Unabhängigkeitsbestreben — to flare aufflammen —

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