China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … 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BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai have withdrawn an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for a reduction in the European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

China trade unexpectedly shrinks as coronavirus curbs and global demand slows

October China’s exports and imports unexpectedly shrink Weak data is another blow to the faltering economy Global recession risks, curbing COVID in China darkens expectations Analysts expect further weakness in exports and imports BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports unexpectedly contracted in October, the first simultaneous decline since May 2020, as a perfect storm … Read more

Twitter temporarily closes offices as layoffs begin

Employees have to hear by 1600 GMT whether they will be laid off Musk looks to cut about half of the workforce – internal plans Employees file a class action lawsuit against Twitter Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc temporarily closed its offices Friday after telling employees that they will be notified by email later … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro does not concede to Lula, but authorizes the transfer

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not concede defeat on Tuesday in his first public comments since losing Sunday’s election, saying protests by his supporters were the result of “indignation and a sense of injustice” over a vote. However, he stopped short of contesting the election result and authorized his chief of … Read more

Lula won the Brazilian elections, but Bolsonaro did not concede

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly defeated President Jair Bolsonaro in a run-off, but the far-right incumbent did not concede defeat on Sunday night, raising fears he might contest the result. . The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) declared Lula the next president, with 50.9% of the vote against … Read more

Security forces students with tear gas defy Iran protest warning

The protests show no signs of abating amid severe warnings from the state Clashes between university students and security forces Journalists demand the release of their imprisoned colleagues Rights groups talk about arrests of activists and students DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests in Iran entered a more violent phase on Sunday as students who defied an … Read more

EU urges Russia to cancel suspension of Ukraine grain deal in Black Sea

Russia says the action is in response to Ukraine’s attack on ships July agreement allows export of grain from Ukraine Biden says this “outrageous” move will increase starvation Moscow reprimanded the US reaction Kyiv accuses Russia of planning this step in the future Kyiv (Reuters) – The European Union on Sunday called on Russia to … Read more

Chinese cities double down on COVID eradication as outbreak widens

China recorded the third day of more than 1,000 new domestic cases Guangzhou, Wuhan and Xining are among the cities tightening COVID measures China has repeatedly pledged to uphold zero-tolerance policies BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese cities from Wuhan in central China to Xining in the northwest have doubled down on COVID-19 restrictions, locking down buildings … Read more