The Sunday Subject – March 26, 2023

A tornado surged through Mississippi Friday night.

At least 25 people died, and more are expected to be trapped under damaged buildings. Mississippi governor Tate Reeves tweeted, “Many in the MS Delta need your prayer and God’s protection tonight.” Reeves has declared a state of emergency.

Emmanuel Macron’s government survived a no-confidence vote.

The French president’s government pushed through a highly unpopular pension reform without a vote, raising the minimum retirement age from 62 to 64. Widespread protests are expected to continue throughout France.

The IMF agreed to lend Ukraine $15.6bn, its first loan to a country actively at war.

The IMF recently changed its terms to allow loans to countries facing “exceptionally high uncertainty.” Ukraine said the money will support infrastructure and economic stability.