Shanghai protesters and police crowd as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

An unprecedented wave of civil disobedience under President Xi Frustration mounted over Xi’s policy of not spreading the coronavirus An apartment fire in Urumqi last Thursday killed 10 Vigils are turning into protests in cities including Beijing and Shanghai Distinguished Peking University students stage a protest SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators shouted in Shanghai … Read more

Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in the cold and darkness as the president pleads with the United Nations to punish Russia

Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid United States: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews are working to restore power and water President Zelensky says: “We are an unbreakable people” WASHINGTON/Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over … Read more

New labor unrest rocked the huge Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Pictures online show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows were smashed by men with sticks Workers complain of delayed wages and inadequate food Foxconn says work to prevent recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPI (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at a Foxconn station. (2317.TW) Footage uploaded to social media showed the … Read more

“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq after a bomb attack

An attack in Istanbul on November 13 killed six people Ankara delivered Blame it on Kurdish militants in the explosion. The PKK and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces deny involvement The SDF says 11 civilians were killed in the strikes ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on Kurdish militia bases in northern … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees intercontinental ballistic missile testing, and pledges more nuclear weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday while inspecting an intercontinental ballistic missile test in the country. The isolated country tested a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a day after it warned of “fierce military … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The main infrastructure in Kherson was mined by the Russian ruler The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Fighting rages in eastern Donetsk, Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utility companies in Kherson are working to restore vital infrastructure that has been scrapped by … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai have withdrawn an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for a reduction in the European Union’s trade dependency with China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters … Read more