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

The United States is ready to authorize Chevron to increase oil production in Venezuela

The United States is ready to allow the oil giant to produce and sell Venezuelan oil Chevron is owed billions in unpaid debt by the state-run company PDVSA The United States aims to divert Venezuelan oil sales from shadow companies HOUSTON (Reuters) – Chevron Corp may soon win U.S. approval to expand operations in Venezuela … Read more

Beijing shuts down parks and museums as coronavirus cases rise in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing closed parks, malls and museums on Tuesday as more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19 as authorities grappled with a rise in cases that deepened anxiety about the economy and dampened hopes of a speedy reopening. . China reported 28,127 new locally transmitted infections on Monday, close to its daily … 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

Retail sales in the United States are rising strongly. Raised GDP estimates for the fourth quarter

Retail sales rose 1.3% in October Core retail sales rose 0.7%; September Sales Review Import prices fell for the fourth month in a row industrial production rose 0.1%; Previous months revised down WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of cars and a range of … Read more

Amazon is laying off some hardware unit employees as it targets 10,000 cuts

November 16 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) The company said on Wednesday it had laid off some employees in its hardware group, with a person familiar with the company saying it was still targeting about 10,000 jobs, including in its retail and human resources divisions. The announcement, the first for Amazon since media outlets including … Read more

Stocks and Bonds Delayed As Fed Urges Caution

Federal Reserve Chairman Waller underestimates the CPI as just a single number Beijing offers property support, COVID steps Biden meets Chinese President at G20 meeting Limited repercussions for other assets on the collapse of FTX LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks stabilized and bond yields remained close to multi-year highs on Monday after a top US central … 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

From Russia with Money: Georgia thrives as Russians flee Putin’s war

At least 112,000 Russians are moving to neighboring Georgia Georgia is set to become one of the fastest growing economies Some locals are priced out of housing and education The economy could face a hard landing if the newcomers leave TBILISI (Reuters) – As war chokes Europe, a small country trapped under Russia is enjoying … Read more