Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine racing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter setting in with around 20% energy capacity deficit Party boss says coming week could be ‘really difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID curbs mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China's COVID curbs mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China against heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with demonstrators also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the fire occurred … Read more

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela’s oil production, exports

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil production, exports

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp on Saturday received a US license allowing the second-largest US oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country’s crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big US oil company still operating in US-sanctioned Venezuela. However, … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The remembrance day for the “Holodomor” comes as Ukraine is battling to repel invading Russian forces and deal with sweeping … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support . The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councilors are ostensibly … Read more

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Huge COVID protests erupt in China's Xinjiang after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at hazmat-suited guards after a deadly fire triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!”, pumping their fists in the air as they walked down a street, according … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: 'We share your pain'

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some bereaved Putin: ‘I personally, and the whole leadership, share your pain’ Russia has not fully enumerated its battlefield losses Some mothers say Kremlin ignores more critical relative’ groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn's woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level EIA gasoline stocks data shows higher than expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil edged lower on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, hovering in sight of two-month lows as the level of … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more