Chinese cities are easing COVID restrictions as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more vulnerable to a disease that … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdown and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

Two explosions in Jerusalem killed one person in a suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 were injured in two explosions at two bus stations Hamas praises the attack and does not claim responsibility The explosions are reminiscent of bus bombings in 2000-2005 JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more

Children at school among 162 dead in Indonesia earthquake

The death toll from the 5.6-magnitude earthquake is expected to rise Dozens are still trapped under the rubble – officials president Many of the children killed when their schools collapsed account for the 162 dead in the earthquake that devastated a town on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said on Tuesday, as rescuers … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns team to inspect damage to Ukraine’s nuclear plant

The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns: “You are playing with fire!” After the explosions 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 LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – The head of the … Read more

COP27 offers a breakthrough in the climate fund at the cost of advances in emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after long negotiations at the end of the week Delivers final agreement on the creation of a landmark climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tougher emissions targets SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (November 20) (Reuters) – Countries wrapped up this year’s United Nations climate summit on Sunday with a … Read more

Biden and Xi prepare to meet ahead of Ukraine-overwhelmed G20 summit

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden ahead of a set to be perilous summit of the Group of 20 nations. With tension due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected … Read more

Six dead in Istanbul explosion, Erdogan says it smells like terrorism

81 injured in explosion on busy pedestrian street Erdogan calls it a bomb, vows to punish the perpetrators No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion Turkish cities were subjected to a series of attacks in 2015-2016 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Six people were killed and 81 injured on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor countries say to the rich

Island nations demand global carbon tax “While they win, the planet is burning” Fears grow over hunger striker imprisoned in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Leaders of poor countries criticized rich governments and oil companies for causing global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that … Read more