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

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

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

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Armenia complains CSTO inaction has damaged alliance’s image Putin: more work needed towards Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal Distracted by war, Russia risks losing influence in region LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Armenia’s leader vented his frustration on Wednesday at the failure of a Russian-led security alliance to come to his country’s aid in the face of … Read more

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two blasts at bus stops Hamas praises attack, does not claim responsibility Explosions recall bus bomb attacks in 2000-05 JERUSALEM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people in what appeared to … Read more

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

‘Invincibility centers’ to provide heat, water, internet Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid G7 to soon announce price cap on Russian oil – US official KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to save energy as a harsh winter loomed amid relentless Russian strikes … Read more

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone … Read more

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s power capacity

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine's power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombardments Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents get offer to evacuate to safer regions Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved the country’s power … Read more

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who had taken his family to support a drag show performer who was one of his daughter’s friends said his US Army training took over when gunfire broke out at a Colorado LGBTQ club. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters gathered … Read more